Author: Jess Dewell

Program 52 – Winfinity – More Than an Ideal

Win-win-win is when we take the time to pull information out of our people more than direct them with decisions to get the job done. There is power in what each person brings to the team and it’s a challenge for leaders to find it. The challenge is that it takes time, that people have different ideas, and that we get in our own way. It’s easy to decide and tell what work will be done, yet that creates an upper limit of what is possible. Jessica Dewell hosts Voice of Bold Business panelists Jeff Sherman, Lori Anding, and...

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Program 51 – How to Approach Conflict

When we think about conflict…the places we have conflict are treated differently and we are inconsistent in how we approach conflict in different parts of our life discussed by Jessica Dewell, Blair Glaser, and Federico Fioretto. Strategies and guidelines on ways to handle conflict are shared throughout this program. Handling conflict is difficult because of how we approach it, and our reactions to it. Using conflict for creativity and to fuel progress is very different than than conflict rooted in fear or ego. We go from an ideal all the way down to person-to-person conflict. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists...

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Program 50 – How to Handle Rejection

Rejection is usually something we experience FROM another, and this panel (with Dr. Federico Fioretto, Shane Sturgeon, Dr. Ryan Marchman hosted by Jessica Dewell) discusses shifting the lens to looks outside of ourselves because rejection shows up everywhere. Our reactions to rejection are influenced by our past experience. Rejection shows up everywhere, and our mindset matters. There is polarization that comes with rejection and looking at our response to rejection may help us grow and develop skills. Jessica Dewell hosts a panel discussion on How to Handle Rejection with Dr. Federico Fioretto, Shane Sturgeon, Dr. Ryan Marchman. Starting the...

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Program 49 – Lead Like Dorothy Boyd

To lead is to know who we are, what we are, what we stand for, and how we get our stuff done using our personality and priorities. We look to others – leaders – to have the answers. Yet, there is so little that is controllable there is a gap between the expectation of having answers and taking action to be the answer. Dorothy Boyd is a role model for us all as she wouldn’t stand for anything that was out of alignment with who she was – and she expected it from others. From safety and courage to...

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Program 48 – Me First!

The many facets of ‘me first’ including self doubt, social perspective, accountability, responsibility. Avoid this trap by putting yourself first. Just know what we want, hat the outcomes of our choices are ours, and that sometimes we must say what’s on our mind (respectfully). Society has told us that some things just happen to us. Those that stand out – that are sought after – understand the facets of me first. They recognize they will have self doubt (and handle it). They understand peer pressure and company culture for how things are done. They are accountable for future things...

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Program 47 – Personalized Learning

Sometimes we want to learn and sometimes we don’t – take the initiative and choose the when, where and how to personalize our learning. What is personalized learning, and is it even important today? Yes it is. The big idea is that the concept of learning is shifting and changing (just like the types of jobs we do is changing). Jessica Dewell hosts a panel discussion featuring Joey Giangola and Tom Rhodes to discuss learning, break myths, and recognize we are always learning – even when it’s not in the form school or training. Starting the conversation… What is...

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Program 46 – The Need to Be Right

Knowledge can be binding if we let it, and when we hold on to what’s true we become anxious and fearful (and worse, we believe our own BS). We all find strategies to get what we want from an early age, and our success. Choices change with new discoveries about what we know. We have the ability to choose, in fact – it’s our responsibility, to keep learning and build self awareness to know if we really need to be right. Jessica Dewell and Geoffrey X Lane explore what’s behind the need to be right. Starting the conversation… Would...

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Program 45 – Power of Effective Rewards

Company culture is first. Rewards are second. Rewards are clear and reinforce the mission (delivery of the product) and how we create a work space that allows people to come together to do work and still be on their own journey. From life to learning to collaboration you’ll hear it all during this conversation where Jessika Phillips joins Jessica Dewell to talk about the Power of Effective Rewards. Starting the conversation… Where is a place in business that the use of rewards is underutilized or missing, and what can we do about it? Host: Jessica Dewell Co-host: Jessika Phillips...

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Program 44 – How to Build (& USE) Your Network

There are standards and expectations, and even limiting beliefs that women hold on to in business. It’s easy to do enough, yet when we don’t get the results we want (when it gets hard) we must move into the uncomfortable. And, when we are feeling held back our reactions and motivations may be holding us back instead of lifting us up. This program is filled with candidness, tips, and practical advice to increase confidence. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Susan Finch, Julie Thenell, and Tonya Dalhaus to discuss how to Build and Use Our Network. Starting the conversation… How do...

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