Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #171 Grant Herbert The People Builder

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #171 Grant Herbert The People Builder

The People Builder

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Grant Herbert about The People Builder, emotional intelligence, parenthood and leadership, authenticity and living in a super VUCA world. 

We also delve into the power of vulnerability, neuroscience, a journey of imperfection, developing as a leader, emotional and social intelligence, and the performance trap.

Grant Herbert – The People Builder

Grant Herbert is an Emotional Intelligence Expert known as the People Builder, Executive Leadership Coach and Founder of People Builders Institute. He is a genuine down to earth human being with 5 amazing children, who loves helping people be their best authentic self.

With a background in neuroscience, positive psychology and social and emotional intelligence, he has a focus is on empowering today’s great technical managers to become exceptional leaders in a VUCA world. His career includes roles in the Australian Army, National Hire Group (Now Coates Hire) and Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration before becoming self employed in the Professional Development industry.  

Grant Herbert talked about:

  • How do we allow the past to shape the future
  • Lessons from parenthood into leadership
  • A super VUCA world
  • The power of vulnerability
  • Being left on a doorstep as a baby
  • The story we make up inside our head
  • The compounding effect of give meaning to life 
  • Unconditional love
  • The people builder
  • The performance trap
  • Work on your own identity
  • Start with self approval 
  • What could I do differently moving forward?
  • Reprogramming your mini me
  • Leaning into the voice inside your head
  • Getting leadership right is difficult
  • Emotional intelligence and social intelligence
  • Perform out of a position of self approval

Tweets:

“Performing is what you do. Your identity is who you believe you are and who you believe you aren’t.” Grant Herbert talks about identity on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Expose yourself and make mistakes. Mistakes can be your greatest teacher if you filter through your own self approval.” Turning mistakes into lessons with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Manage your response to it and manage your behavior, rather than manage your emotions.” Emotional and Social Intelligence with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Who I am didn’t change. What I do didn’t change. How I did it changed.” Gran Herbert on dealing with change on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Grant Herbert www.grantherbert.com
Grant Herbert LinkedIn
Grant Herbert YouTube
Grant Herbert Instagram
The People Builder Podcast
People Builders www.peoplebuilders.com.au
People Builders Institute www.peoplebuildersinstitute.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #170 Veronica Llorca Leading With Cultural Agility

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #170 Veronica Llorca-Smith Leading With Cultural Agility

Leading With Cultural Agility

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Veronica Llorca-Smith about leading with cultural agility, being a global citizen who has lived in 9 countries, and an emerging thought leader on culture, diversity, equity and inclusion.

We also dive into bringing her children up in.a multilinguil environment, inclusive leadership, being aware of conscious or unconscious bias, and ensuring everyone has a voice and knows their voice matters.

Veronica Llorca-Smith – Leading With Cultural Agility

Veronica Llorca-Smith had lived in 9 countries and speaks 6 languages, including Mandarin, she has a wealth of corporate experience in retail and B2B businesses from around the world. A humble, vibrant and human centric leader who founded Sea Line Asia a freight Forwarding Company, has her own publication Smiling World, speaker on people and culture, is a triathlete and beautiful mother of two daughters.

She has a master’s in international business and Marketing from the Complutense University of Madrid and a bachelors in International, Business and Economic Law from the University of Salamanca. Veronica brings 18 years of corporate experience in leadership roles managing and developing large teams for world-class companies like Apple and Estée Lauder.

Veronica Llorca-Smith has talked about:

  • Growing up in a multi-cultural world
  • Moving to China as her first role
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Inspiring great leaders she look up to
  • Leading with cultural agility
  • How leadership is evolving across the world
  • Digitalisation of the workplace
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Differences between Apple and Estee Lauder
  • Importance of active listening
  • How to tackle cultural diversity
  • Setting the tone in meetings
  • It’s ok to be vulnerable as a leader
  • Last time doing for a first time

Tweets:

“It’s more important to teach you how to lose, than to teach you how to win.” Veronica Llorca-Smith on her dads advice on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“What I will leave for you is languages and a University degree, so that you don’t need anyone to find a way or find a job.” Lessons from Veronica Llorca-Smith’s dad on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Cultural Agility is not something that you read about, it’s something that you experience.” The importance of having cultural agility as a leader with Veronica Llorca-Smith’s on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“The moment you start to create value and to create content for yourself, you start to build a network.” Becoming a thought leader with Veronica Llorca-Smith’s on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Veronica Llorca-Smith www.veronicallorcasmith.com
Veronica Llorca-Smith Linkedin
Veronica Llorca-Smith Facebook
Veronica Llorca-Smith Instagram
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns Be Your OWN CEO Breaking The CEO Code Coach Speaker Consultant

active CEO Podcast #103 Be Your OWN CEO

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns Be Your OWN CEO Breaking The CEO Code Coach Speaker Consultant

Be Your OWN CEO

By Craig Johns

Be Your Own CEO – create your own high performance habits, boundaries & influence.

Most people would relate CEO to a chief executive officer being the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for taking managerial decisions. How ever we have redefined CEO in terms of you and your energy.

Wouldn’t it be great to experience greater levels of energy more often in your life? … Do you know we are all CEO’s … the chief energy officer of our live’s? … And think how that energy effect’s other people and the way you behave.

Be Your OWN CEO

Human effectiveness is ultimately a function of human energy. How will you mobilize, focus, inspire and sustain your energy? Do you nurture, transform and direct your own human energy?

Life is both a marathon and a sprint. There will be energy highs and lows in life, and the key is how you manage that. You need to develop the ability to harness and mobilise your energy on demand. This is a massive asset that you need to take full ownership of

You Are The CEO

Are you accountable for every action you take and its result? Do you make a conscious and intentional choice before considering your commitments? it is important to know and understand what you can really give 100% attention to.

Successful leaders say NO more than they say YES. Are you living proactively or reactively? Be more proactive and take greater charge of your life. Be proactive by design versus reactive by default. How are you being proactive in clearly mapping out your priorities and desires?

Do you understand the business of your life? Your success depends on your attention to your entire “human” company. Break down yourself into different divisions of your own “human” company and create your OWN CEO Audit & Plan.

It’s now time for you to Be Your OWN CEO!

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

Breaking The CEO Code WhitepaperDownload

Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
active CEO Coaching
active CEO Podcast
Corporate Programs
Sport Performance
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail

active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail

active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code
Scott Leggo – Founder Scott Leggo Gallery

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Scott Leggo about an eye for detail, lessons from the back seat of an F18 Hornet in the Royal Australian Air Force, dealing with imposter syndrome with some of the world’s top CEO’s and leaders, and stepping back to gain perspective.

We also talk about finding a period of evaluation and internal retrospection, why he became a landscape photographer and opening Scott Leggo Gallery, importance of a personal debrief, and why he is giving back through the Canberra Business Chamber.

Scott Leggo – An Eye For Detail

Scott Leggo is a passionate leader, management consultant and trusted business adviser who has an affinity for the outdoors, has an eye for detail, thrives in leading strategy and teams, and giving back to the business community .He is a former Australian diplomat, who is a meticulous planner, travel extraordinaire and loves optimising performance, Scott Leggo.

His education includes a Graduate Diploma International Relations from Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Information Systems from the University of NSW, and Advanced Diploma Personnel & Operations Management, Diploma Government (Management), Advanced Diploma Administration from the Royal Australian Air Force College.

After spending 9 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force he went onto being Executive Officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Senior Manager – Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Company) & PwC, and Principle Head of Strategy of the Helmsman International Group. He now has turned his focus to his multi-award-winning Australian landscape photography business as Managing Director of Scott Leggo Gallery, and has recently become a Director of the Canberra Business Chamber.

Scott talks about:

  • Having a spirit for adventure and the great outdoors.
  • Being a cadet in charge of 170 people in the Royal Australian Air Force Academy.
  • Becoming the subject matter expert in instructor on weapons and tactics.
  • Get respect, then build trust and you can have impact from there.
  • Lessons from sitting in the backseat of an F18 hornet.
  • Pushing the boundaries and put people into uncomfortable positions.
  • Task saturation and having the extra capacity for brain to deal with it.
  • Working on Defence and National security related issues in South East Asia.
  • As leaders we can forget some of the foundations we have.
  • Everyone has self-doubt and self-critique, have to make sure I deliver value and step up.
  • Keep it simple and realising what you say no to and having the discipline to palm off distractions.
  • Some of the highest performing CEO’s are those who have structure and routine.
  • Wouldn’t it be awesome if you just travelled around Australia taking landscape photography?
  • Having an eye for detail.
  • Ultimate point in life where you realise you have something to offer other people.
  • How do we create the world to be a more sustainable place?

Active CEO Performance Tip

People Support What They Create – How often do you come up with a great idea, share it with your team, they agree, but they quickly lose interest?People will support what they create. If they aren’t involved in the development of a project, strategy or even a hire, then there is very little emotional connection to it and less likely to find the motivation to make it happen. Here are 3 ways to get employee or stakeholder buy in:1. Involve your team early, during the creation of an idea, project or strategy. 2. Position the idea so that it feels like your team came up with it. 3. Invite the team to determine the best way to solve a problem and deliver the outcome.

Tweets

“Encourage everyone no matter where they are in their life. How can they improve their performance and the performance of those around them.” Scott Leggo talks about performance, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Step back from this, take a break, change the setting and come back to it. Sometimes you do have to step away or have outside perspective on it.” Scott Leggo an eye for detail, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Some of the biggest companies in the world are as big as they are and as successful as they are because they have managed to go through that process and distill it down to just a couple of core capabilities that they are truly going to differentiate on and excel at and are not going to get distracted by all these other little popups.” Discussing the importance of simplicity with Scott Leggo, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Scott Leggo www.scottleggo.com
Scott Leggo LinkedIn
Scott Leggo Gallery Facebook
Scott Leggo Gallery Instagram
Scott Leggo Twitter
Scott Leggo Instagram
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns http://www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-johns-active-ceo-nz/

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active CEO Podcast #101 Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY

Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns Own Your Own Vulnerability Breaking The CEO Code High Performance Leadership

Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY

Own Your OWN Vulnerability – Have the courage to be uncomfortable for growth. A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.

Successful people have the unique ability to perform under high levels of pressure. Pressure comes from internal and external expectations, and as the stakes rise, fear grows. Being able to deal with fear and the uncomfortable feelings that are associated, you have to be better prepared to control your state of mind.

Why do we feel uncomfortable? That uncomfortable feeling comes from going into a place where you have never been before. You are making a change and disrupting the way your mind and body are used to doing something. It might be doing something for the first time or doing something you haven’t done for a while. It could be doing something you are used to, but the conditions or parameters have changed.

“If you want something in life that you have never had, you will have to do something that you have never done.

To have the courage change, you also must have a sense of vulnerability. On the other side of the coin you must also have courage to be vulnerable. It is important that you have a strong sense of purpose and be prepared for being uncomfortable.

This episode will also look at being prepared to push the boundaries, surround yourself with a supportive team, understand how you manage being uncomfortable, developing and uncomfortable mindset and what rituals and behaviors can you create, so that each day you feel more comfortable with the uncomfortable.

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Subscribe to active CEO Podcast on Itunes
Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
active CEO Coaching
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Corporate Programs
Sport Performance
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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