Welcome to the podcast where we examine problems that keep business owners up at night. From long-term strategies to risk management tools, you’ll hear a variety of ways to identify what could be going wrong… and how to adapt in a rapidly changing market.
I’m your host, Grace LaConte. I’m a consultant, futurist, and writer on topics related to Healthy Feedback Loops, workplace equity, and creative communication strategies.
This simple tool is a great way to evaluate problems in your organization through an objective lens. Grace will explain how to identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, when to use the PESTEL tool, and which steps you can take to get the most out of this tool. Find more at https://laconteconsulting.com/definitions/#swot
The best way to avoid problems and overcome barriers in a company is simple: Listen to the experiences and opinions of your employees. Although listening to negative feedback can feel challenging to leaders, it is one of the most valuable sources of risk intelligence.
In this episode, Grace explains the three ways for frustrated employees offer their opinions and which 5 steps will help you create Healthy Feedback Loops in your organization.
What's the difference between quantitative data (numbers) and qualitative data (experiences & emotions)? You'll hear why these are both essential parts of overcoming barriers as an owner, and examples of where to look for vulnerabilities in your business.
In this episode Grace explains the differences between 10 popular business models, the four types of organizational vulnerabilities, and which 6 principles of influence can be used (for good or for bad).
Nobody wants to talk about it, but... should you quit? In this episode, Grace explains the two ways to approach every business decision and 4 ways to face a difficult problem (based on a famous song by Kenny Rogers!)
If you're facing a crossroads, this could be a great opportunity to create a better version of your business. In this episode, you'll hear 9 ways you can adapt to changes in the market, including how to evaluate both emotions and data to make the right decisions.
Whether your company provides face-to-face services or virtual ones, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has given us an opportunity to examine what has been going wrong… and what we can do to fix it. In this episode, you’ll hear some positive changes that are emerging from this crisis, a few negatives, some hidden opportunities, and potential threats to future success.
I will also explain the “neutral zone” of transition and why it’s important to acknowledge and fully experience the grief of what we’re leaving behind.
If you’re looking for practical ways to identify opportunities and threats in your business, don’t just “try harder.” Instead, consider two risk intelligent options: Adapt to a changing market, or Quit and move on to something else. In this episode, Grace explains why she started this podcast and what you can expect in future episodes. You’ll also learn where to get visual graphics & articles related to each episode, and how to submit a question.