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3.1 Why 10x?

The Jeffs are back! Our Season 3 is going to focus on developing a 10x mindset to drive exponential growth for your organization.

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2.38 The Pitfalls of Execution

The Jeffs are talking about common pitfalls that businesses encounter when implementing their strategic growth system. They discuss the fear of perceived rigidity, the danger of lacking clear vision, and the importance of accountability.

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3.5 Strategic Communication in Business Performance

In part four of the Jeffs’ series on creating radical business strategies, they’re discussing strategic communication as a vital part of strategic planning and the execution phase.
September 18, 2023

3.4 Analyzing External Environment

In part three of their series on creating radical business strategies, the Jeffs are talking about three ways to analyze the external realities that affect your organization.
September 11, 2023

3.3 Using the 7S Model to Align Your People with Your Strategy

The Jeffs are back for part two of the five-episode series on crafting radical business strategies! They’re discussing the seven S’s and how to use them to fully align your team with your strategy.
September 4, 2023

3.2 Crafting Your Business Strategy

Kicking off a five-episode series about crafting an effective and radical business strategy, the Jeffs are discussing how strategy affects organizational performance & dynamics.
August 28, 2023

3.1 Why 10x?

The Jeffs are back! Our Season 3 is going to focus on developing a 10x mindset to drive exponential growth for your organization.
August 21, 2023

2.41 Economic Development & Spending Cuts

In the final episode of season two, the Jeffs are discussing the current economic state, mass-layoffs, & how business leaders can make smart hiring & firing decisions.
May 29, 2023

2.40 When to Look for an Executive Coach

The Jeffs talk about executive coaching and the benefits, strategies, and expectations surrounding it.
May 22, 2023

2.39 Harnessing the Power of Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups

The Jeffs are discussing the benefits of peer mentorship. They chat about the importance of forming connections with other organization leaders, building a valuable network, & having consistent peer-to-peer advisory.
May 15, 2023

2.38 The Pitfalls of Execution

The Jeffs are talking about common pitfalls that businesses encounter when implementing their strategic growth system. They discuss the fear of perceived rigidity, the danger of lacking clear vision, and the importance of accountability.
May 8, 2023

2.37 Meeting & Review Cadence for 100% Accountability

Jeff Standridge discusses how you can create 100% accountability in your organization through consistent, structured reviews and meetings.
April 24, 2023

2.36 The Authority, Responsibility, & Accountability Triangle

Jeff Amerine discusses how to delegate well by using the Authority, Accountability, and Responsibility triangle.
April 17, 2023

2.35 Culture of Excellence – Putting it All Together

Jeff Standridge is tying together the six domains in the GrowthDX solution stack. He talks about the importance of strong leadership in an organization, how to create a culture of excellence and why you should implement 100% accountability.
April 10, 2023

2.34 Silicon Valley Bank: A Situation Assessment

Jeff Amerine talks about the failure of Silicon Valley Bank & Signature Bank, the potential impact on technology & innovation firms of all sizes, and the need for businesses to be vigilant about who they bank with & how they manage their accounts.
April 3, 2023

2.33 Digital Readiness: Benchmarks and Best Practices to Guide Your Business

The Jeffs are back for part two of their Digital Readiness discussion. They talk about the importance of measuring your business against digital readiness best-practices, leveraging technologies to impact the future of your organization, and incorporating digital technologies into all aspects of your operations.
March 27, 2023

2.32 Digital Readiness: Navigating the Challenges of Digital Transformation

The Jeffs are discussing Digital Readiness–the final domain of the GrowthDX solution stack. They chat about bridging the gap between where you are & where you want to be, only implementing systems that will actually boost efficiency, and the importance of having up-to-date cybersecurity.
March 20, 2023

2.31 AI Tools and the Future of Innovation

The Jeffs are talking about AI & its impact on innovation & the modern workforce. They discuss Chat GPT, Open AI, DALL-E, & other AI platforms, the untapped potential of AI to increase productivity & efficiency and using AI to help your team operate at their top-of-license.
March 13, 2023

2.30 Paradigm-Shifting Resources for Innovators

The Jeffs discuss different resources that they use to deepen their understanding of innovation. They chat about their favorite books and their impact on the Jeffs’ views on innovation, the relevance of these resources to the modern business environment, their new book, The Innovator’s Field Guide.
March 6, 2023

2.29 The Execution Phase of Innovation

In today’s episode, the Jeffs talk about how to implement innovative solutions. They chat about creating the right climate for sustained organizational change, empowering your team while promoting accountability and how to create buy-in internally and externally in your organization.
February 27, 2023

2.28 The Design Phase of Innovation

The Jeffs are talking about the transition from the Challenge Sprint to Design Sprint. They talk about infusing human-centered design or design thinking into your problem solving, the importance of having a massive value mindset to overcome the status quo and developing a minimally viable product before you invest resources into development.
February 20, 2023

2.27 The Challenge Phase of Innovation

The Jeffs are talking about building a foundation of innovation in businesses. They discuss the importance of identifying your business’s problem statement, how to quantify the problem your business is trying to solve and using the lean canvas process & performing customer discovery.
February 13, 2023

2.26 Innovation Readiness

The Jeffs are talking about how to use innovation as a competitive weapon. They chat about recognizing all innovative efforts, not just the “successful” ones, establishing appropriate KPIs and storytelling to build innovation that matters and avoiding box-checking and innovation theatre.
February 6, 2023

2.25 Innovative vs. Innovation Leadership

In their last episode on Leadership Effectiveness, the Jeffs are comparing Innovative vs. Innovation Leadership. They discuss looking for new breakthroughs and disruptive ways to grow an organization, creating a culture where people feel they have room to innovate, and encouraging idea generation and accepting early failures.
December 26, 2022

2.24 Situational Leadership

The Jeffs talk about different leadership styles and how to apply them. They discuss authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire styles, when to implement the different styles and communicating with your team to use the most effective leadership method.
December 19, 2022

2.23 Right Leaders in the Right Place

The Jeffs talk about the importance of having the right leaders in an organization. They chat about performing anonymous team assessments, accepting feedback with an attitude of non-attribution and non-retribution, and being willing to move someone to a different seat in the organization.
December 12, 2022

2.22 Balancing Results & Relationships in Your Business

The Jeffs discuss leadership vs management and why they both matter. They dive into balancing results & relationships, the importance of feedback from peers & direct reports and what it takes to be an effective, sustainable leader.
December 5, 2022

2.21 Feedback Without Fallout

Jeff S. shares an experience that transformed the way he approaches hard conversations. He talks about a framework for giving feedback, the importance of using “I” or “me” messages instead of “you” and owning your observations.
November 28, 2022

2.20 Building Supportive Teams

In part two of their conversation, Jeff S. & Glenn Crockett talk about teamwork they discuss why you need core values, the importance of being outward focused and making sure you have the right people in the right seats.
November 21, 2022

2.19 Seven Characteristics of High Performance Teams

The Jeffs talk about how to ensure your people are working together to produce the best outcomes for your customers. They discuss practices & attitudes of world-class team leaders, the importance of a common mission and how to foster communication, respect, and encouragement.
November 14, 2022

2.18 Submission Over Assertion

Jeff S & Glenn Crockett discuss leadership effectiveness. They dive into traits of true leadership, the importance of accountability and staying connected in your business.
November 7, 2022

2.17 KPIs & Scorecards

The Jeffs talk about how to assess the fuel that powers your economic engine. They discuss Key Performance Indicators and how to use them, the importance of focusing on the vital few over the insignificant many and establishing systems and eliminating guesswork in your leadership.
October 31, 2022

2.16 Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Business

The Jeffs talk about core business processes. They dive into why you need clear documentation of all critical processes, the importance of having systems for onboarding new clients or customers & establishing clarity on the limit of authority for team-members.
October 24, 2022

2.15 Systems for Customer & Employee Feedback

The Jeffs talk about increased turnover rates in customers and employees. They discuss how to create systems to get consistent customer & employee feedback, the importance of action plans following feedback, leadership by walking around & regular one-on-ones.
October 17, 2022

2.14 Critical & Consistent Channels of Communication

The Jeffs discuss the importance of prioritizing communication. They talk about avoiding common failures linked to poor meeting practices, establishing weekly standup meetings to go over projects and needs, the importance of celebrating & recognizing wins in an organization.
October 10, 2022

2.13 Right People, Right Place, Right Priorities

The Jeffs talk about organizational effectiveness. They dive into getting the right people in the right seats. How to motivate your team to pursue excellence & The importance of having clear priorities.
October 3, 2022

2.12 The Three “Who” Questions of Organizational Structure

The Jeffs talk about best practices of organizational structure. They discuss the importance of having a clearly defined reporting hierarchy, not forcing high performers into unqualified or ill-fitting leadership roles, & what it means to be empowered vs. autonomous.
September 26, 2022

2.11 Five Key Focuses to Keep Your Business On Track

The Jeffs talk about five practices that will keep your business focused. They dive into the importance of discipline & how to avoid the “squirrel” mindset, developing your message to target the right people, & creating a clear mission, vision, & set of values.
September 19, 2022

2.10 Five Factors That Fuel Culture

The Jeffs talk about the necessity of having a healthy workplace culture. They discuss identifying & understanding your organization’s culture, what causes cultural shifts within an organization, & the importance of defining & adhering to core values.
September 12, 2022

2.09 Four Building Blocks That Drive Individual High Performance

The Jeffs talk about expectations & how to drive high performance in your organization. They chat about individual competency measured against clearly defined & accepted roles, defining performance standards & setting expectations, & implementing accountability across an organization.
September 5, 2022

2.08 Four Practices to Streamline Decision-Making in Your Organization

The Jeffs talk about what it takes to improve the decision-making process in your organization. They dive into having a culture of empowerment instead of a culture of autonomy, minimizing unnecessary policies & procedures, and the Four Cs of decision-making & how to apply them to your business.
August 29, 2022

2.07 Three Critical Measures That Will Bring Your Vision to Fruition

“In this episode, the Jeffs talk about organizational targets and goals and how they relate to your mission, vision, and values. They discuss the foundation of sustainable, strategic growth, long-term targets vs. short-term goals and why they matter, and how to make your goals and targets measurable.
August 22, 2022

2.06 Four Things You Need for Organizational Unity

In this episode, the Jeffs talk about what it takes to keep everyone in your organization rowing in the same direction. They discuss the difference between your mission & your vision, how to get buy-in from everyone in your organization, and the importance of defined core values.
August 15, 2022

2.05 Four Keys to Creating a Client-Focused Sales Culture

“In this episode, the Jeffs talk about four keys to creating a client-focused sales culture. They dive into establishing a process and a regular cadence to review sales performance, defining and refining the culture of your organization, and how to address and swiftly correct recurring issues.
August 8, 2022

2.04 Seven Critical Practices of a High Performance Sales Team

In this episode, the Jeffs deep-dive into what it takes to be a successful salesperson. They talk about how to deliver a compelling presentation, conditioning your clients to generate referrals, and the seven critical practices of a high performance sales team.
August 1, 2022

2.03 Four Ways to Get the Most From Your Marketing

In this episode, the Jeffs talk about target markets & why they matter. They discuss the importance of knowing your ideal customer, utilizing third-party data to inform your messaging, and four things you must do to get the most from your marketing investments.
July 25, 2022

2.02 Three Steps to Improve Client Engagement

The Jeffs talk about the client engagement process and how to refine it in your business. They discuss maximizing lifetime value and enhancing the customer journey, the importance of developing a documented engagement process, & three steps you can do to improve client engagement with your business.
July 18, 2022

2.01 Four Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Competition

The Jeffs are back with a new season! In this first episode of season two, they chat about The Unique Value Proposition and why it’s important, discovering your target market, & four simple things you can do to help your business stand out.
July 11, 2022

1.74 Dr. Thomas Graham on Mission-Driven Innovation

Dr. Thomas Graham, Chief Innovation Officer of Kettering Health, joins the Jeffs to share insights about building a culture of innovation in organizations, clinical-driven innovation vs. research-driven innovation, and the future of innovation in the medical industry.
June 20, 2022

1.73 When Your Team Loses Top Talent

The Jeffs address how to handle the departure of an “A” player from your team. They discuss prospecting for talent, how to ensure a smooth transition, & the importance of caring for the person, not their role.
June 6, 2022

1.72 Great Leaders Are Great Coaches

The Jeffs talk about characteristics of good leaders & coaches. They chat about constructive criticism and feedback, training up future leaders, & the importance of individualized coaching.
May 30, 2022

1.71 Ben Pryor on Innovation in Hospitality

Ben Pryor, of SpotOn joins Jeff Standridge to discuss the democratization of technology in the hospitality industry. They discuss how SpotOn helps small & mid-sized companies grow, innovating the employee & customer experience, and the future of innovation in hospitality.
May 23, 2022