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 discipline and failure, Jessica Dewell hosts a panel discussion with Zala Bricelj and Scott Scowcroft about leading like Dorothy Boyd.


Program 49 - Lead Like Dorothy BoydStarting the conversation…

  • What traits does Dorothy Boyd, a character in Jerry McGuire, display that women leaders can learn from and emulate?
  • How does this help us personally and professionally?
  • What makes mistakes so important?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Panel: Zala Bricelj, Scott Scowcroft

What You Will Hear:

Follow our own path (using our values).

Push ourselves and lead by example through our actions.

Two approaches to living: for ourself and for everyone.

How we approach the outcomes of our actions.

Construct of safety. What’s the worst that can happen?

Strength in the midst of challenges that come up when we make decisions to be different.

Boundaries. Keep agreements and stick to agreements. Natural consequences.

What we do when we are watched vs what we do when no one is watching.

It’s bold to lead like Dorothy Boyd.

Notable & Quotable:

Zala Bricelj: Be fierce and say what we believe in.

Scott Scowcroft: We can collaborate with others and we help each other OR we can pit ourselves against each other.

Jessica Dewell: Courage is not about control, so recognize what we can control and what we can do that is right.

Zala Bricelj: As the ‘little blender’ with the ability to do a little bit of everything well, I was still not happy. So I made a change.

Scott Scowcroft: I’m a reluctant entrepreneur because I liked the safety of working with corporations.

Scott Scowcroft: Sometimes we’re thrown in and we have to do something.

Zala Bricelj: Who were we before the world told us who we should be?

Zala Bricelj: I am mindful every day.

Jessica Dewell: Emotions are most underutilized strengths of women: to fuel transformation and connection.

Scott Scowcroft: Courage is very personal.

Jessica Dewell: Too much structure can be stifling yet structure is necessary to keep people moving the same direction on the same goals.

Zala Bricelj: Space for making mistakes is important for our integrity.

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Tags: values, priorities, clarity, relationship, legacy, courage, rhythm, discipline, safety, failure, emotion, mindset, reality, choice, role model, skills, boundaries, integrity