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1.13 BONUS: Enterprise University Collaborations

The Jeffs dig into how enterprises can interact & collaborate with universities in research, sponsor programs & tech transfer. Topics include: why enterprises & universities should work together, how enterprises can work with a local university tech transfers for research & innovation growth, & collaboration around submitting for federal funding.

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1.12 Innovation and Client Relationships with Doug Weaver

The Jeffs chat with Doug Weaver, founder and CEO of Upstream Group. Can’t-miss topics include:, “Ecosystem leadership” & how innovation happens in sales departments, the sales process of checkup, diagnosis, prescription & qualification/closing, & what separates successful sales teams from ones that struggle.

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1.11 Angela Grayson on Intellectual Property & Innovation

The Jeff talk with Angela Grayson, founder and CEO of Precipice IP. Don’t miss this episode as they dig into: trade offs between protecting the software source code & patenting it, common elements of clients who patent to innovate, & what defines “inventorship” & the right to be listed on a patent.

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1.10 BONUS: Innovation During A Pandemic

The Jeffs dig into how you can learn from some of the innovations that were created during the pandemic. Topics include: ecommerce & how to reach customers where they are, zoom & omni-channel pivoting, & rethinking travel & reusing travel money elsewhere in the company to meet business goals.

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1.09 Ross DeVol on Innovation in the Heartland

The Jeffs chat with Ross DeVol, President & CEO of Heartland Forward. Check out what they have to say about: the role of university talent & technology commercialization in research & innovation, best innovation practices for applied & teaching universities, & how university leaders can begin workforce development & commercialization tech transfer growth.

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1.08 Will Hurst on Technology Innovations

The Jeffs talk with Will Hurst, an innovator with 30+ years’ experience. Don’t miss this episode as they discuss: what works & doesn’t work for innovation with mid to large companies, characteristics & environments of successful innovators, & what larger enterprises need to know to start innovating.

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1.07 BONUS: Making Innovation a Core Activity

The Jeffs talk about sharing the keys to making innovation a core activity. Can’t-miss topics include: the role of celebrating & storytelling in an organization, why recognizing failure matters as you innovate, & how to adopt a framework or methology for innovation.

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1.04 BONUS: What is Innovation

The Jeffs break down 3 aspects of innovation (breakthrough, incremental & disruptive) & how businesses can apply them. Don’t miss it as they discuss: the ways that new technologies support breakthrough innovation, how incremental innovation keeps you ahead of the competition, & why disruptive innovation affects the marketplace so greatly.

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3.18 Wrap Up: Your Roadmap to Doubling Up

In our season finale, the Jeffs sit down with Cory Carlson, renowned coach, speaker, and author, to delve into the realms of resilience and leadership. Together, they explore the intricacies of these crucial qualities, shedding light on their significance in both personal and professional spheres. While the details of their discussion may surprise you, one thing is for certain – this episode is not to be missed! Make sure to check out Cory Carlson and his insightful book by visiting corymcarlson.com.
December 18, 2023

3.17 Creating a Culture of Excellence

The Jeffs uncover the essential components of a culture of excellence. Learn how strong leadership, clarity, engaged teams, communication, accountability, and agility drive sustained strategic growth.
December 11, 2023

3.16 Strategy Execution: Operationalising The Growth Map

The Jeffs are wrapping up their series on operational effectiveness & financial disciplines for sustained strategic growth. They emphasize the importance of moving beyond a reliance on personal heroics to implement documented procedures, financial discipline, & operational efficiency.
December 4, 2023

3.15 Money Smarts: Financial Discipline for Growth

As the year-end approaches, they emphasize the importance of sound financial practices, discussing the impact of market challenges in 2023 and offering insights into strategic investment analysis, profitability analysis, and the value of benchmarking against well-run companies.
November 27, 2023

3.14 Boosting Operational Efficiency: Tweaks that Double Output

In part 2 of their mini-series about Operational Effectiveness & Financial Discipline, the Jeffs dive into the pivotal role of teams and talent in scaling businesses.
November 20, 2023

3.13 Introduction to Scaling: 10x-ing Your Business

The Jeffs are kicking off a mini-series about Operational Effectiveness & Financial Disciplines. In this first episode, they’re discussing the importance of repeatable processes, delegation, and understanding the nature of your business as key factors in achieving successful and sustainable growth.
November 13, 2023

3.12 Four Essential Sales Skills

In the final episode in their conversation about sales, marketing, and client acquisition, the Jeffs outline four critical strategies for effective sales!
November 6, 2023

3.11 Holding Strong: Unlocking the Strategies for Stellar Client Retention

The Jeffs are talking about the importance of retaining clients and how you can reduce turnover!
October 30, 2023

3.10 Client Acquisition – Winning More Business

The Jeffs are chatting about the science of client acquisition and how to leverage it to win more business.
October 23, 2023

3.9 Brand Messaging – Communicating Your Truth

The Jeffs are discussing messaging and how determining your brand promise and committing to consistent follow-through can take your business to the next level.
October 16, 2023

3.8 Mastering Marketing – The Art of Influence and Persuasion

The Jeffs are continuing their conversation about Sales, Marketing, and Client Acquisition. In part two, they’re talking about consumer behavior, SEO, and the importance of data analytics in your marketing strategy.
October 9, 2023

3.7 Sterling Sales – Strategies for Success

The Jeffs are pivoting to talk about Sales, Marketing, and Client Acquisition. In this first overview, they dig into the science of sales and the mindset of world-class salespeople.
October 2, 2023

3.6 The Role of Leadership in Strategy

The Jeffs are wrapping up their five-part series on radical business strategies! In this episode, they’re discussing the role leadership plays in crafting effective strategies. Visit our GrowthDX page in the link below!
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September 25, 2023

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