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Bold Business Podcast

Oct 21, 2016

Regardless of age, there are situations we still have to experience. And one of them is having such a great skill or widget and telling a compelling story that people line up to give gifts and money. There are important skills to draw from in a situation like this, do you have them? Are strong enough to keep you anchored?

The boundary between purpose and hype

“It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you... Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!” Leonardo DiCaprio

Host: Jessica Dewell 

Co-Host: Stephanie Sims





Starting the conversation...

  • There are important skills to draw from experiences of our own and others, do you have them?
  • Are strong enough to keep you anchored?

What You Will Hear:

How responsibility shifts around and common ways its-not-my-job shows up.

What 'make it right' means.

Seeing a situation from another's perspective.

How to ask questions when gaps are recognized.

The more situations are talked about the less places there are to hide.

It’s difficult to accept and receive guidance without experience.

What feelings and connection means in working relationships.

The importance of building an at-work network.

Ever perspective matters.

Radical candor is a way to communicate when we genuinely care about helping and improving the skills of another person.

Be on the look out for what problem we are solving…and is it changing.

Being lean and how it relates to delegation, complacency, and burnout.

Difficult questions leaders must ask of themselves.

Notable and Quotable:

Stephanie Sims: You’d be surprised how many business owners get the heebie-jeebies around business money.

Stephanie Sims: Can we see what the other person really needs.

Jessica Dewell: I’m about problem-solving, responsibility has an element of problem solving in it.

Jessica Dewell: When no one knows what anyone else is doing, processes break down.

Jessica Dewell: We can be doing our best work in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Stephanie Sims: Shared meaning matters to keep us on the same path.

Jessica Dewell: Are you willing to ask questions where answers are unknown and we may not like the answer?

Stephanie Sims: A quote I like: “All problems are communication problems.”

Stephanie Sims: We need to see our people…as people, not tools.


Tags: trust, effectiveness, boundary, values, business owners, money, service, processes, ROI, company culture, performance, leaders, leadership, communication, hunger, complacency, radical candor, problem solving, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial spirit, experience, education, focus, learning, lifelong learning, problems, questions, shared meaning, connection, tenacity, adapt, resistance, complacency, ego, burnout