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Join author, consultant, speaker and coach, Dr. Rosie Ward as she leverages experience, stories, books, ideas and insights to explore shared human experiences to help further our understanding of ourselves and what it takes to stop telling ourselves stories that keep us safe and small. We all have the opportunity to show up as a leader in our lives - to maximize your positive impact on the world by becoming your best, fully authentic self and supporting others to break past barriers and step into their greatness. Showing up as a Leader is about supporting you on your own leadership journey - regardless of your official title or role.

Show Up as a Leader with Dr. Rosie Ward Dr. Rosie Ward

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Join author, consultant, speaker and coach, Dr. Rosie Ward as she leverages experience, stories, books, ideas and insights to explore shared human experiences to help further our understanding of ourselves and what it takes to stop telling ourselves stories that keep us safe and small. We all have the opportunity to show up as a leader in our lives - to maximize your positive impact on the world by becoming your best, fully authentic self and supporting others to break past barriers and step into their greatness. Showing up as a Leader is about supporting you on your own leadership journey - regardless of your official title or role.

    Episode 25 – Howie Milstein on Quieting Our Ego and Leading Vibrant Communities

    Episode 25 – Howie Milstein on Quieting Our Ego and Leading Vibrant Communities

    Episode 25 – Howie Milstein on Quieting Our Ego and Leading Vibrant Communities

    Every conversation with Howie Milstein is a mixture of thoughtfulness, wisdom, silliness and laughter. Howie channels his nontraditional background to serve others as a career coach and as the CEO and Provocateur for the Institute to Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously! We talk about the normalcy of being human, how to create more humanized workplaces, and the key culprit getting in the way of having vibrant workplaces and communities - people’s egos taking over and them showing up as a FD. I hope you’ll walk away with some laughs, insights and things to consider so you can show up as a better version of yourself and create vibrant communities around you.

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    Howie Milstein, CEO/Provocateur - the Institute to Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously!



    Howie Milstein decided early in his career to question conventional thinking and seek the truth that is rooted in unbiased observation. As the world of medicine tries to evolve towards a system of evidence-based care, so Howie believes that it’s more meaningful to live an evidence-based life and lead evidence-based communities.

    As the Twin Cities’ first personal trainer in the 1980’s, Howie found that available resources that promoted certain ways of motivating his clients did not resonate with his observations. Spawned from this curiosity to learn the bases of the human condition was a passion that guided his studies and leadership principles. These principles have been implemented in many roles since his personal training days, including over 25 years managing teams in the medical device industry, with titles including Distributor, National Sales Manager, Sr. Vice President of Sales, Chief Operating Officer, President, and The Gangster of Love (his favorite). Now re-invented as a leadership consultant, author, and career coach, his titles are Vocational Irritant and Provocateur. Proudly annoying, Howie has many victims including his clients, audiences, community stakeholders, and non-profit agencies and board members.

    A strong adherent to the ideas of Self Determination Theory - including the principles of autonomy, mastery and purpose - Howie learned that acquiring an understanding of motivation was only half the battle. In order to optimize culture, employee engagement, and predictable outcomes, he had to become deeply introspective and choose the best leadership style to nurture innovation, passion and growth. When he stopped taking himself so seriously, things got better. Much better.

    As the CEO/Provocateur with the Institute to Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously!, Howie’s message is that, while there are myriad options to attempt cultural change in organizations, perhaps the only thing is for individuals to seriously manage their egos. Jobs and careers aren’t just for economic sustenance, rather they are a means to access and contribute to healthy communities where individuals are emotionally bolstered, challenged, and valued.

    Howie takes a lighthearted approach to life and brings that to his writing and speaking style. He encourages questions and spirited discussions that challenge dysfunctional paradigms, to which he has developed a serious allergy. Believing that change is not possible without discomfort, Howie ensures that those in his sphere will never have so much fun while being encouraged to step outside their comfort zones.

    Howie holds degrees in biochemistry and exercise physiology, as well as certifications in Intrinsic Coaching (Totally Coached/Intrinsic Solutions International) and as a Job and Career Transition Coach. He has a wife and three adult children with minds of their own. Residing in Plymouth, Minnesota, Howie likes to golf, garden, motorcycle, and keep himself in reasonable physical (and mental) condition. He is a strong advocate for community and has held many non-profit volunteer leadership posit...

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    Episode 24 – Mark Kenny on Eliminating Territorial Thinking and Unleashing the Power of Teams

    Episode 24 – Mark Kenny on Eliminating Territorial Thinking and Unleashing the Power of Teams

    Episode 24 – Mark Kenny on Eliminating Territorial Thinking and Unleashing the Power of Teams

    I so enjoyed this conversation with my fellow Table Group Consultant and Practitioner Alliance colleague, Mark Kenny. He is a successful business owner, keynote speaker, new author and a wonderfully authentic dude. We talk about the importance of being able to truly operate as a team - both within and outside of organizations. Mark discusses why this matters now more than ever, what gets in our way, and some key things we can do to start to address the gaps between silos and get out of our own territorial, self-protective ways to collaborate with others, serve a common purpose, and have a greater impact. I think you’ll walk away with some wonderful insights and tangible actions you can take right now to show up as a leader and unleash the power of teams.

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    Mark Kenny, President and Chief Hippo - Hippo Solutions



    Author and keynote speaker Mark Kenny works with leaders who want to eliminate territorial thinking, create an unstoppable strategic alignment, and build a stronger leadership team. For over 25 years, he has worked to improve the results of teams in hundreds of organizations, originally in IT and operations, and later in keynote speaking and consulting. Mark is the author of The Hippo Solution: Eliminate Territorial Thinking and Unleash the Power of Teams.

    Mark’s passion for teamwork extends beyond the workplace as a high school basketball coach and volunteer leader. Mark is a member of the National Speakers Association, an aviation enthusiast, an avid basketball player, and a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan. Mark lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, daughter, and three adult sons.

     

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    The Hippo Solution by Mark Kenny

    Did you know that hippos are one of the most territorial, hostile animals on the planet? This book provides a roadmap for leaders to transform their organization from hippo-esque territorial thinking to a culture of teamwork that breeds speed, adaptability, and peak performance.

     

    Mark Kenny Speaks - this is Mark’s speaking page where you can learn more about how he inspires and equips leaders to eliminate territorial thinking and align their teams together to survive in this period of disruption.





     

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    Episode 23: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Choosing Courage

    Episode 23: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Choosing Courage

    Episode 23: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Choosing Courage

    We’re wrapping up our summer mini book club. In this episode I’m talking about key insights from a new book by Jim Detert - Choosing Courage. As the world’s foremost expert on workplace courage, he leverages more than 20 years of research and work in this area to provide an inspirational, practical, and research-based guide for standing up and speaking out skillfully at work. I reflect on some key aspects of the book that I see relevant for so many, connect the dots to other key aspects of leveraging courage to be a daring leader, and some things you can think about to start showing up more courageously in your own life. I hope you gain some useful insights from this episode and would love to hear your thoughts as you read the book yourself.

    About the Book: Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work

    Choosing Courage is an inspirational, practical, and research-based guide for standing up and speaking out skillfully at work.

    As the world’s foremost expert on workplace courage, Jim Detert leverages his 20 years of research and work on workplace courage – why people speak up or stay silent – to help unpack why courage matters and how we can build our skills to choose courage more often. The reality is that we all have opportunities to be courageous at work. But since courage requires risk—to our reputations, our social standing, and, in some cases, our jobs—we often fail to act, which leaves us feeling powerless and regretful for not doing what we know is right. There’s a better way to handle these crucial moments.

    Doing for courage what Angela Duckworth has done for grit and Brené Brown for vulnerability, Jim Detert explains that courage isn’t a character trait that only a few possess; it’s a virtue developed through practice. And with the right attitude and approach, you can learn to hone it like any other skill and incorporate it into your everyday life. Choosing Courage will give you a fresh perspective on the power of voicing your authentic ideas and opinions. Whether you’re looking to make a mark, stay true to your values, act with more integrity, or simply grow as a professional, this is the guide you need to achieve greater impact at work.



    Why this book is worth reading :

    The work I do to rehumanize workplaces and equip all types of people to show up as leaders anchors on courage-building skills. This book is a great build on Dare to Lead‘s courage building skills to bring tactical actions people can take to specifically show up more competently courageous in the workplace. Similar to 11+ years of research by Brené Brown, Jim Detert’s research has found that being competently courageous at work is essential for progress.

    He also acknowledges the challenges that our human DNA brings us with wanting to self-protect and avoid the perceived risks that acts of courage at work can bring. He provides a framework to think about various levels and steps of what our own workplace courage journey looks like and to find a path where we can start building our courage competence.



    Points to think on while reading :



    * Where does your own need for self-protection get in your way of acting courageously at work?

    * How can you use your core values as a Lighthouse and guide to ground you and help you decipher when it’s the right time and situation to speak up and demonstrate courage?

    * What would open up for you and what do you see is possible if you did the work to start showing up a little more courageously?





    About the Author:

    Adam is an organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. His books have sold millions of copies, his TED talks have been viewed over 25 million times,

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    Episode 22: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Think Again

    Episode 22: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Think Again

    Episode 22: Dr. Rosie Book Club – Think Again

    We’re continuing with our summer format plot twist with a mini book club. In this episode I’m talking about key insights from the latest book from Adam Grant - Think Again. As someone who thrives off challenging limited thinking in myself and others, I was geeking out about this book. Adam examines the critical art of rethinking - learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds. He describes how critical it is that we build our capability to get out of our comfort zones to rethink and unlearn and how it can position us for excellence and work and wisdom in life. I see how important this is every day with my clients, myself and as I observe the world around me. I hope you gain some useful insights from this episode and would love to hear your thoughts as you read the book yourself.

    About the Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

    Think Again examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

    Wharton professor and bestselling author, Adam Grant, shows the shortsightedness of focusing on intelligence (i.e., the ability to think and learn). In a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process.

    The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval–and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

    This book is thoroughly researched and clearly conveys the importance of rethinking. Then it provides tangible ways that we can think more like a scientist and maximize our impact in all areas of our lives.

     



    Why this book is worth reading :

    In the work I do every day in helping individuals and teams show up more courageously and effectively, I see how important unlearning and relearning is. I also personally find myself practicing this daily and rethinking things. As human beings, we are constant works in progress. And our world and knowledge is ever evolving. We must learn to be curious and be more committed to getting things right than being right – which means we have to think more like scientists.

    I get that in a world that seems chaotic most of the time, it can feel more comfortable and safe to hang onto familiar views and revert to our automatic, well-learned responses (especially under times of stress). However, I’ve learned that rarely serves us well and keeps us playing small – preventing us from showing up as a leader in our lives. My copy of this book is highlighted and tabbed all over the place. As much as I think I’m curious and operate from a rethinking cycle, I definitely see where my humanity gets the best of me and I show up more like a preacher, prosecutor or politician. In fact, I’d be willing to bet the same goes for everyone who reads this book. Welcome to being human!

    Adam Grant also makes some important distinctions between task and relational conflict, why confident humility is key, how to have effective conversations with people we disagree with and remove ...

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    Episode 21: Dr.Rosie Book Club – Boundary Boss

    Episode 21: Dr.Rosie Book Club – Boundary Boss

    Episode 21: Dr.Rosie Book Club – Boundary Boss

    For the summer, we’re shifting gears from our regular format to do a mini book club. In this episode I’m talking about key insights from a fabulous new book that just came out this year - Boundary Boss by Terri Cole. This topic is so relevant and important for many of the clients I serve and coach - and for me personally. Terri teaches from a simple but pivotal premise: without healthy boundaries, you can’t live an authentic and fulfilled life. And this is especially true today for women - although I see it in men (and men can benefit from this book as well). I reflect on some key aspects of the book that I see as universal for so many human beings, why it matters and things to think about. I hope you gain some useful insights from this episode and would love to hear your thoughts as you read the book yourself.

    About the Book: Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (FINALLY) Live Free

    Boundary Boss is a comprehensive guide for courageous women (and yes, this works for men too) who want to master creating and maintaining healthy boundaries and are committed to creating healthy relationships and extraordinary lives. It teaches a specific set of skills to help you stop abandoning yourself for the sake of others without all the guilt and drama.

    Terri Cole lays out the specific set of skills to help you stop living out disordered boundary behaviors that do not serve you, express yourself authentically, and finally step into your own power. The techniques, tools and strategies in this book will take you on a journey that will align your choices and boundary behaviors with your most authentic self and exercise personal agency.

    If you struggle with the disease to please, overgiving, perfectionism, codependency, exhaustion, low-key anger, resentment or bitterness, this book is definitely for you. Boundary Boss walks you through a step-by-step process to FREE you from the deeply embedded, self-sabotaging patterns keeping you stuck so you can finally create real, sustainable change. One right action at a time. You’ll become more conscious of your behaviors and true feelings, uncover any corrupted data driving your choices, and become fluent in the language of healthy boundaries.



    Why this book is worth reading :

    In the work I do every day in helping individuals and teams show up more courageously and effectively, I see issues with boundaries. In fact, I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t have the boundary strengthening conversation with at least one person. It’s a HUMAN experience to struggle with healthy boundaries. Yet, it’s so critical to our own livelihood, effectiveness and even trustworthiness. I also saw myself in a lot of this book; I was able to acknowledge and celebrate how far I’ve come (recognizing in years past I was a boundary disaster) and see where I still have work I can do.

    I love that Terri Cole doesn’t sugar-coat things and invites you into the messy middle with the difficult task of looking inward and recognizing our limiting beliefs and maladaptive behaviors we carry into adulthood from our inner child’s need for self-protection and belonging. And she doesn’t leave you hanging there; she provides concrete steps, sample conversation starters and more to dealing with all kinds of situations and people. She also authentically shares her own struggles and journey along with several of her clients to humanize the Boundary Boss journey. I’ve already recommended it to several of my coaching clients to supplement the work we’ve already had underway.



    Points to think on while reading :



    * How skilled are you at your own body wisdom? What do you need to start paying more attention to hear what your body is telling you?

    * Are there specific types of people or relationships in your life where...

    • 38 min
    Episode 20 – Jaime Taets on Embracing Our Humanity and Navigating Our Messy Journey to Success

    Episode 20 – Jaime Taets on Embracing Our Humanity and Navigating Our Messy Journey to Success

    Episode 20 – Jaime Taets on Embracing Our Humanity and Navigating Our Messy Journey to Success

    I LOVED this conversation with my sister from another mister - Jaime Taets. She is a successful business owner, new author and all-around kick-ass human being. We talk about normalizing all the messiness of being human and the things we all go through that can keep us stuck. Jaime openly shares her own struggles and journey; she even shares her “Bad Moms” movie moment - losing it at a PTA meeting and lessons for saying “no” and setting healthy boundaries. There are so many great reminders and nuggets of wisdom in our conversation. I hope you walk away feeling a little less alone in your struggles and having insights for how to let your gifts shine.

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    Jaime Taets CEO - Keystone Group International



    CEO, public speaker, author, podcast host, and thought leader… in every one of these roles, Jaime Taets helps people reach their potential. She isn’t afraid to have “get real” conversations about the things that often limit people from achieving success. Harnessing her own leadership experiences, she inspires frank and sometimes challenging discussions about the crossroads between high-performance and healthy change. Ultimately, her solution-focused insights help people go from stuck to success every day—at work, home, and in their personal lives. 

    Jaime is CEO of Keystone International Group, host of “Superpower Success Podcast,” and a keynote speaker. She, her husband, and their four children live in Mound, Minnesota. 

     

     Show Notes



    You Are Here: Kick Ass Inspiration for Navigating Your Journey to Success by Jaime Taets

    This book serves as a reference guide full of all sorts of helpful reminders, reinforcers and inspiration for when our humanity gets the best of us and how we can get unstuck, step into our greatness and show up as a leader.

     

    JaimeTaets.com - This is Jaime’s website where you can learn more about her, read her blog posts and stay connected with inspiration and resources to help you get unstuck.

    Superpower Success Podcast - check out Jaime’s podcast where she focuses on normalizing the human experience and sharing real-life stories from people on their approach to achieving real success (I was a guest on it, and we had a fantastic conversation!)

    Keystone Group International - this is the company Jaime founded in 2013 that focuses on transforming organizations and leaders to help them get unstuck and improve strategy, culture and maximize the employee experience.

     



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