Bold Business Podcast

Bold Business Podcast

Our roles as leaders constantly evolve, as does our business – whether from changes in the market, adjusting course to stay on the company vision or even to the number of hats worn. Problems reveal themselves when we understand people and read situations well. However, sometimes the chatter within our own mind, expectations of others and our own limiting thoughts … add complexity. Here on the Voice of Bold Business Radio we talk about skills to ask better questions, solve problems and take action. The result is effectively handling: tough situations; changing culture; adding new products or markets; setting goals; reviewing people; evaluating business; setting priorities; building strategy; and more. You will find reflections on what worked within real situations … and what didn’t. You will find ideas discussed that apply to your situation and spark curiosity. These conversations deliver possibility. In every program, we acknowledge there is more than one way to reach the end goal. Action matters. Bold Business includes strategy, ideas, leadership, promotion, operations, prioritizing, confidence, problem-solving, solutions, communication, marketing, values, goals, efficiency, responsibility, sustainability, accountability, manners, rules of engagement, vision, mission, business, transitions, management, crisis management, character, soft skills, core competencies, tactical skills, what works (and doesn’t) – all from Business Advocate Jessica Dewell. Transcripts, highlights and immediately useful show notes are available for each episode. Go to VoiceOfBoldBusiness.com for show archives. The Voice of Bold Business is brought to you by Red Direction.

Episodes

September 22, 2022 40 min

Your skills can never be taken away. Once you have them, they are yours for the rest of your life. Also, skills take time and energy to build, and your learning experiences always come from less-than-ideal situations. You build your resilience with each lesson. 

Listen to this BOLD Business Podcast episode to learn how to prioritize and address:

  • The problems that are “always just there”; 
  • The fact that you are responsible for what y...
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    Regardless of skill or background, you are always learning and taking risks, constantly checking in with your gut and listening to your instinct about when to step into something new. The foundational piece is WHY you are doing what you are doing. 

    In this broadcast, you will hear about the three pillars used for making decisions, the importance of an outside set of eyes, and the real impact of saying “no” more often. 

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    Success happens when a company recognizes the importance of the WHY behind good leadership teams. 

    With clarity around the expectations, a leadership team that learns to work together collectively is able to respond with greater capacity to the problems and issues that crop up along the way.

    Learn more about the importance of clear communication for business efficiency, how to know if you are growing, and the three ways that leader...

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    The skills you need to run and grow your business differ from those you have for selling and delivering your solution. 

    Finding repeatable processes offers indications about what levers you have within your business to grow. Once your process is known, the levers become clear, and your focus can be on optimizing the process for a higher return.

    Learn about the five types of sales questions you must know regardless of your industry ...

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    All action comes with risk. You can mitigate the risk by breaking down multi-year initiatives into smaller goals. Picking one small goal provides a way to collect information and gain additional knowledge to sort, think through, and prioritize the next best step.

    Making time to reset and recharge ensures you maintain the focus needed to face the next uncertainty, how building accountability promotes forward progress, and the import...

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    August 18, 2022 35 min

    Observe your behaviors. How you ask for help or don’t will impact how you can create connections. Sales conversations require an ask, and your personal brand is as strong as your connections. 

    You are a work in progress, and being proud of your past self is paramount to becoming the person you need to be to achieve all desired goals. Connecting with others helps people better understand you because your words and actions match, all...

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    Deeply related to business success today, your ability to flex and adapt is more important than ever. In addition, compassion can be interwoven into thriving businesses. To tap into resilience, you must go beyond acknowledging someone else's hardship and attempt to understand the whats and whys of their experience to intentionally choose how to show up for yourself, your business, and the other person.

    As you take on bigger goa...

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    Seemingly urgent daily items can quickly fill up more than your available time. 

    Committing time to look at the bigger picture is not easy. Yet, the awareness that emerges from strategic initiatives allows you to say “yes” to more of the right things that will help you navigate the urgent and vital. 

    In this episode, you will hear about how the result of breaking something (that was working) was necessary to grow and how to deal wi...

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    Small, meaningful conversations use existing hope for a more significant positive impact on your future. Breaking down barriers never happens in ideal moments; however, you can still make the most of each interaction.

    In this episode of BOLD Business Podcast, you will hear about prompts to evaluate what holds you back, prompts to assess overwhelm, and the fact that people require effort and time to build trust. Meeting people where...

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    Growth happens in sprints. Defining the beginning, middle, and end of a business growth sprint is necessary for the wellness of you and your team. 

    Mental sharpness is critical to participating in and leading high-performance teams. Recognizing what resources are needed to build and grow a high-performance team requires clarity of purpose, navigating uncertainty, and being open to new ideas. 

    Three of the many takeaways from this p...

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    When to have the answer and when to seek the answer is a skill that we forever hone. Asking for help means considering the problem, what we want to have happen, and what it will take to make those goals happen.

    Listen in to hear about a three part framework for knowing when you have the answer, or when you are seeking help to discover the answer. 

    The framework includes:

  • clarity and ability to communicate your mission consistently
  • f...
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    Time is scarce. What we do with our time models the rest of our company, and sets up the priorities. As we strive to collect and assess the right data to make the right decisions, the actions we take influence the performance and legitimacy of our organizations. 

    On this episode, Jess Dewell welcomes Kurian M. Tharakan, Founder at StrategyPeak Sales and Marketing; Maceo Jourdan, Founder at Canexxia; and Myoshia Boykin-Anderson, CE...

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    What makes your company different is what will make your company last. High-performance teams know how to problem-solve and be flexible – yet they are high-performing because they understand how to use the combined skill sets at the right time.

    Yet, it takes time to discover, learn, and most importantly, know when to lean into the team's strengths. Understanding and applying this knowledge helps develop communication with custo...

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    June 23, 2022 57 min

    BOLD Business Podcast is featuring The DEB Show podcast with host Debra Eckerling. In this episode, Debra speaks with powerhouse leaders Jess Dewell, Tom Reid, and Jenn Tsang about leadership.

    The group discusses the attributes of leaders, the challenges of developing leaders, and the future of leadership. Listen in to hear tips for developing leadership skills and how to set up the right goals.

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    Intentionally adding value is a commitment. The dedication to asking the right questions, the hard questions, is the path to discerning the right opportunity, right now. It also includes a clear beginning and knowing what the end looks like. Endings provide a way to pause, assess, and make the next set of actions to reach your long-term goals.

    Jess Dewell talks with Paul D. Casey, Coach and Author at Growing Forward Services, abou...

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    June 9, 2022 44 min

    As a leader, to support others, steer business development, and grow your business, you must first know yourself. 

    Jess Dewell was a guest on Gerdi Verwoert's Daring Self-Leadership podcast. Listen to this episode to learn more about dimensional leadership and how to find better solutions for your business and your team. 

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    If you want to continue to look for inspiration to creatively or innovatively approach decisio...

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    It takes time to build, deploy, and gain the adoption of your product. Without knowing where – and the reason why – you are going in a particular direction, it’s easy to become discouraged and give up. 

    Each of us has an ultimate goal, and it is important to know what that goal is. Once known, creating the right business strategy, choosing the right priorities, and navigating the difficulties in every business becomes easier since ...

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    Those who talk about success always being “forward-looking” are missing a key element to achievement: reflection. Time, and how you use time, sets the stage for what you can do. 

    In this Uncharted episode, Jess Dewell talks with Jürgen Strauss, Founder at Innovabiz, about doing exemplary work and having fun. You will hear about elements that allow you to grow, the power of reflection, and outcomes of diligent prioritization. 

    The m...

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    With attention to the details that make up your unique selling proposition and how your company works, the organization can successfully adapt and thrive through the external and internal ups and downs all businesses navigate. 

     

    However, reaching the next level of business growth brings new challenges. Deciding how to approach issues and snags when in the middle of the day-to-day provides a guidepost. 

     

    That's why putting eff...

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    Success today is a consistent but imperfect action that needs to be used to learn, adjust, and keep going. Such perseverance requires confidence because it requires courage, patience, creativity, and a lot of grace mixed with fun.

    There will always be situations out of your control. That is why you must navigate them to achieve your goals. Jess Dewell, the Managing Partner of Red Direction, talks about what it takes to succeed in t...

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