Courageous Leadership Series: Tools for Future-Ready Leaders

In this special bonus episode, host Rosie Ward is joined by her friend, fellow podcaster, and Founder and Chief Meaningful Work Officer at the PeopleForward Network, Nikki Lewallen Gregory, for a conversation around some key aspects necessary for us to show up as courageous and successful future-ready leaders in our lives. Becoming a better leader and, in turn, the best and most authentic version of yourself is a never-ending and often challenging journey. When you lean into the messiness of life and take time for self-reflection, you can figure out how to get out of your way and increase your positive impact on those around you. Listen in as Nikki and Rosie go deeper into various tools and aspects of showing up as a courageous leader, where you can lean into the cringe without tapping out when things get tough.

Key Takeaways from This Episode:

  • Self-awareness is a crucial component of courageous, future-ready leadership.
  • Leaders must prioritize and address the mental health crisis in their organizations, going beyond Band-Aid solutions to truly support their employees.
  • Authenticity and vulnerability are important traits of future-ready leaders, as they create a psychologically safe environment for high performance and growth.

Things to listen for:

  • 87% struggle with constant crisis stream. [2:09]
  • Prioritize people and connections in virtual teams. [4:44]
  • Vulnerability is a sign of courage. [11:05]
  • Equipping Leaders for a more human workplace. [17:20]
  • Communication and listening are essential for success. [19:06]

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