7 episodes

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.

What’s Wrong with Your Business? Grace LaConte

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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.

    WWB 007: Honeybee, Scorpion, and Nuclear Employees

    WWB 007: Honeybee, Scorpion, and Nuclear Employees

    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. 


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    • 19 min
    WWB 006: Interpreting Numbers and Experiences

    WWB 006: Interpreting Numbers and Experiences

    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.


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    • 18 min
    WWB 005: Which Business Models are Predatory

    WWB 005: Which Business Models are Predatory

    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).  


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    • 27 min
    WWB 004: How to Tell if It's Time to Quit

    WWB 004: How to Tell if It's Time to Quit

    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!)


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    • 14 min
    WWB 003: Ideas for Adapting Your Business

    WWB 003: Ideas for Adapting Your Business

    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. 

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    • 21 min
    WWB 002: The Future of Business After COVID-19

    WWB 002: The Future of Business After COVID-19

    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.


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    • 30 min

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