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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.

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1.66 Matt Waller on Organizational Values

Matt Waller, of the University of Arkansas, joins the Jeffs to talk about relationship, strategy, & culture within organizations. They dive into the importance of core values for organizational health, developing strategy & its effect on culture, & the enrollment cliff & how to keep students interested & involved in higher-ed.

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1.64 BONUS: The Power of Innovation Junkie

The Jeffs reflect on specific ways Innovation Junkie has helped clients. They share how to stay in line with more advanced companies, why organizations should harvest their intellectual property & commercialize it, and what clients can expect from Innovation Junkie in the future.

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4.10 Streamlining Commercialization by Partnering with International Ventures

Jeff Amerine interviews Gabby Czertok, founder & CEO of The Builders, an innovation facilitation company based in Tel Aviv. They discuss Gabby’s journey as a serial entrepreneur & how The Builders connects Israeli tech startups with Fortune 500 companies to solve complex business problems & drive competitive advantage.
May 27, 2024

4.9 Driving Healthcare Innovation with Matt Troup

Matt Troup, CEO of Conway Regional Health System, a not-for-profit hospital, discusses the system’s growth and strategic initiatives. Troup highlights the transformation from a crisis to a doubling in size, emphasizing trust-building, innovation sprints, and a focus on community wellness as key drivers.
May 20, 2024

4.8 Ash Maurya on Problem-Centric Entrepreneurship

The Jeffs chat with Ash Maurya, best-selling author & founder of Lean Stack. They discuss streamlining early-stage product development, achieving faster product-market fit, and the dangers of over-reliance on AI in startups.
May 13, 2024

4.7 Tim Creasey on AI in the Use of Change Management

The Jeffs continue their conversation with Tim Creasey, Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci. They discuss research findings on AI adoption in change management, its impact on efficiency and communication, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for individuals and organizations.
May 6, 2024

4.6 Tim Creasey on Innovation, Strategy & Market Research

The Jeffs chat with Tim Creasey, Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci. They explore AI’s application in strategy, innovation, and market research, shedding light on its transformative potential within organizations. You can learn more about Tim and Prosci at prosci.com.
April 29, 2024

4.5 Jay Goldman on Organizational Transformations

The Jeffs are joined by Jay Goldman, CEO of Sensei Labs. They discuss Sensei Labs’ transformation orchestration platform for large enterprises & the significance of culture & change management in driving successful organizational transformations, drawing insights from Jay’s book “The Decoded Company”. You can learn more at senseilabs.com.
April 22, 2024

4.4 Jesse Edmondson on the EV and Mineral Supply Chains

The Jeffs are joined by Jesse Edmondson, CEO of US Critical Minerals and Director of Government Relations for Standard Lithium. Dive into the technical innovations driving lithium extraction, the environmental advantages of direct extraction, and the vision for Arkansas as a key player in the electric vehicle supply chain. You can learn more about Jesse and his work at uscriticalminerals.com and standardlithium.com.
April 15, 2024

4.3 Dr. Kevin Sexton on Innovation in Healthcare

The Jeffs are joined by guest host Dr. Kevin Sexton, a rocket surgeon, informaticist, and entrepreneur. Dr. Sexton discusses his roles in healthcare and tech startups, challenges in AI integration, and the pursuit of cost reduction and innovation in healthcare delivery.
April 8, 2024

4.2 How to Use Strategy to Move Your Organization Forward

In this episode, the Jeffs delve into the fundamentals of strategic thinking, emphasizing the importance of making informed choices to propel organizational growth. From defining strategy to implementing actionable plans, they offer insights on navigating complexities and driving success in dynamic environments.
April 1, 2024

4.1 Strategic Thinking vs Problem Solving

Season 4 is here and the Jeffs are kicking off with a discussion about the contrasts between problem-solving and strategic thinking. Stay tuned for some exciting guests joining us this season!
March 25, 2024

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