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active CEO Podcast #128 Luis Gonzales Develop Your Intercultural Competency

active CEO Podcast Luis Gonzales Develop Your Intercultural Competency

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Luis Gonzales about why you should Develop Your Intercultural Competency, treating your staff like a VIP guest, powerful lessons learnt at the Ritz Carlton and what it takes to own Fierce Conversations.

We also delve into the art of establishing rapport as a leader, breaking from the victim mindset, following your passion and being curious about other cultures.

Luis Gonzales – Develop Your Intercultural Competency

Luis Gonzales is a master facilitator who has worked with executives and leaders of large companies such as Microsoft, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, specialises in workplace performance and productivity, and knows the importance of multicultural competency and global team building. He is a professional people manager, two times winner of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; and is passionate about music of all kinds, world travel, yoga, and surfing

His education includes a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from the University of Cambridge, a BA Magna Cum Laude International Studies and a MA International Policy Studies Culture & Area Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Luis has extensive experience as a facilitator, communications specialist, academic director and HR Manager at companies such as Microsoft, Education First, UST Global, Marriott Hotel, KEM Intercultural Group and Ritz-Carlton.

Luis talks about:

  • Growing up in a multicultural environment in Compton, California.
  • Being curious around what the rest of the world is doing and why.
  • Why his grandfather was his greatest influence walked from Mexico.
  • Lessons from the Ritz Carlton’s philosophy of investing in your people.
  • Everyone is a VIP, everyone gets treated the same as everyone else.
  • Establishing rapport and relationships as a leader.
  • Let your leash out a little bit, let them fall and learn from it.
  • People avoid conversations because of the fear of the unknown.
  • Breaking out from the victim mindset
  • Spend time in the front line with staff that are front-facing.
  • Experience and develop some empathy for what other people do in different roles.
  • Develop Your Intercultural competency.
  • What can we as a human race do to have more empathy and understanding with each other.
  • Follow your heart and passion, because that’s when you are happy.

Tweets

“What are the risks, costs or downsides if you avoid the conversation?” Luis Gonzales on developing your intercultural competency, on the active CEO Podcast.

“I have a kid that needs daily attention to – that’s me. I need to play, relax and get outside.” Luis Gonzales about looking after yourself, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Fierce Conversations www.fierceinc.com
Luis Gonzáles LinkedIn
Luis Gonzáles Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #124 Shane Quinnell Leaders Glide To Soar

active CEO Podcast Leaders Glide To Soar Shane Quinnell

Leaders Glide To Soar

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Shane Quinnell about Leaders Glide To Soar, trekking through Columbia, rafting for 8 days down the Amazon, falling into a death spiral, and inspiring people and sustainability.

We also delve into exploring Africa, not knowing if he could walk again, shifting mindsets, what is success and finding fulfilment.

Shane Quinnell – Leaders Glide To Soar

Shane Quinnell is an explorer, speaker and renewable energy developer who danced with death, and is driven by a passion to improve our society and maintain our environment for today’s generations and more importantly for our children. He is a man who defies gravity, who has a curiosity that spans the horizon and is inspiring people to glide to soar.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland, and has lived the University of Life as he steps outside the bounds of what people consider as living a normal life. A career in mechanical engineering has included roles at Arup, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, Sedgman Limited, Windlab, E.ON, WK-Windcurrent and Akuo Energy.

Shane talks about:

  • Waterskiing in crocodile infested canals
  • Leaning towards leadership
  • Impact you have on a group to inspire and achieve
  • Help inspire people and sustainability
  • Sending an airport into lockdown as a kid In Richards Bay
  • Having a fixation about flying, eagles and birds
  • Deciding to become an engineer
  • Walk up mountains, take up a paraglider with me fly off the top
  • Riding 15,000km in South America
  • Learning to paraglide in Columbia ins Spanish
  • Moments where I have touched the clouds
  • Leaders Glide To Soar
  • Having his paraglider wing implode and going into a death spiral
  • Intense sensation smashes me like a freight train
  • Having two broken legs and back
  • All I wanted at that time was to have a second chance
  • Being broken to standing on top of Africa’s five highest mountains
  • There is an exciting world right outside your front door

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“Really intense discomfort radiating from my back. I knew my body, it was broken and wanting to put it back together. I had a feeling of discomfort that you want to run away from, but couldn’t. My mind was saying don’t move, but body was saying move.” Shane Quinnell talks about leaders glide to soar, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Shane Quinnell www.shanequinnell.com
Shane Quinnell LinkedIn
Shane Quinnell Facebook
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #117 PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

Our brains produce as many as 50,000 thoughts per day According to the National Science Foundation. 95% of those thoughts are repeated daily!

You have full control over how you think and what is a yes or a no, can or can’t and will or won’t.

What are limiting beliefs? They are there beliefs we create in our mind that prevent us from achieving our dreams and goals.

Limiting Beliefs are usually formed when we are young. Quite often between the ages of 5 and 12. They develop as a result of an event in our lives. It might be something we did, something someone else did or said to us. It might be the behaviours we witnessed every day in our lives

As we grow limiting beliefs become embedded in our mindset, unless we create interventions.

How do we recognise a limiting belief?

  • Awareness – does our belief move us forward or limit our potential?
  • Honest – is the story in our head actually true?
  • Facts – is there any evidence behind what you believe?
  • Pause – it is ok to acknowledge that you don’t have enough experience or resources at present, but it’s not ok to say therefore I can’t or won’t

We all have limiting beliefs. The key is to be able to recognize and then reframe.

It starts with a growth mindset – the belief that intelligence can be developed –through hard work, asking questions, experimenting and applying effective strategies.

I’s time to implement a high performance mindset:

High Performance Mindset

  1. Awareness – create an awareness of your thoughts and beliefs?
  2. Attention – where is your focus and what is your intention of focus?
  3. Movement – Sam cawthorn “motion evokes emotion”
  4. Delegation – outsource what doesn’t require your attention
  5. Winner – mentality of winning
  6. Achievement – celebrate small wins
  7. Solution – not the problem
  8. Why – self discovery of what is your purpose, dream and passion
  9. Positive – mindset
  10. Plan – Without a road map and a destination, how will you know you are going in the right direction?

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.

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