Own Your OWN SPACE – What is the impact you have on the world through your own unique set of skills and the way you have put them together?
We are all unique and our uniqueness is what allows us to differentiate ourselves and stand out from the crowd. Besides becoming world-class in one skill, talent can come from having a unique stack of skills that no one else has.
Your edge is who you are! What seems normal to you is absolutely amazing to everyone else.
Own Your OWN SPACE
You just need to believe in yourself and have absolute clarity on your vision and then you and your unique set of skills, will become attractive to your target audience.
How can you combine different skills to create value in a way no one else can?
Wouldn’t it be great to become one-of-a-kind in your own league?
Two key aspects that stand out to develop a skill and achieve skill mastery are: you need deliberate and repeatable practice.
7 Steps To Achieve Skill Mastery
Lets look at how you can develop skill mastery.
Focus on the task at hand and remove all distractions.
Break the skill down into simple tasks or movements.
Start out slowly or in slow motion.
Gradually increase speed and quality of repetitions
Frequent repetitions with a lot of breaks
Multiple daily repetitions with limited duration.
Visualise through imagining the task or skill being performed with greatness.
Are you ready to Own Your OWN SPACE?
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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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On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Mark Weatherall about leading the great outdoors, being a decisive leader, creating a winning environment, managing sports tribunal inquiries and being CEO of Canoe Racing New Zealand.
We also delve into the lessons in leadership growing up in surf lifesaving and being in the great outdoors, the power of values, and why you should walk the Te Araroa trail and see the amazing world of New Zealand.
Mark Weatherall – Leading The Great Outdoors
Mark Weatherall is an enthusiastic and self starting CEO who has overseen the growth of Olympic Programs, serving the community through surf lifesaving and a guardian of the 3,000km Te Araroa trail, which extends the length of New Zealand.
He studied a Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management majoring in Sport Management, from Lincoln University. His career has included managerial roles at Surf Lifesaving Otago and Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, and has held CEO roles at Poverty Bay Rugby, Canoe Racing NZ and currently Te Araroa Trust.
In his spare time he is the most successful Team Manager for the Black Fins Surf Lifesaving Team, winning the 2012, 2014 and 2016 World Championship titles. I am excited to bring you high performing leader who is passionate about photography and loves spending time with his children in the great outdoors whether it be fishing, hunting, diving or camping, Mark Weatherall.
Scott talks about:
Being the quiet person who is happy to empower people to step up and get things done.
Sport as an enabler to save lives in surf lifesaving.
Managing the Black Fins Surf Lifesaving New Zealand team to beat Australia
Developing the belief that they could win a World title.
Clarity on values, responsibilities and roles created winners.
Creating better people for being involved in the Black Finz
Leveraging Lisa Carrington’s Olympic Gold medals.
Reconnecting with clubs at Canoe Racing NZ.
Huge challenge to change from an individual to a team focus.
The fastest boat or the four fastest paddlers.
Geoff Barry telling Mark to be more decisive
If I go it wrong, my reputation as a CEO could have been in tatters
People walking the length of the country on the Te Araroa trail.
Parents and the pressure they place on kids and coaches
New Zealand 3,000km walkway, the most diverse walking trail in the world
Managing group of staff to now managing myself
Active CEO Performance Tip
Your Dreams Don’t Stop! Have you felt like the wind has been taken out of your sails and you have taken a step back from your dreams?Your dreams don’t stop because hard work turned up. This is your calling, your time to step up and take ownership of your dreams. Dreams don’t come easy. Embrace the pain, embrace the hardwork and you will be rewarded. Start with 3 steps to reconnect with your dreams. 1. Push reset 2. Reconfirm your dreams 3. Take action
“Challenge in balancing your life when working a role like that when you become something to everyone.” Mark Weatherall talks about leading not-for-profit organisation, on the active CEO Podcast.
“Be better tomorrow than what you are today.” Mark Weatherall speaks about creating a winning culture, on the active CEO Podcast.
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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.
“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.
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