Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Simon Severino about business resilience with strategy sprints, entrepreneurs are forces of nature, developing reliable revenue systems and the future of blockchain technology. 

We also dive into ways to accelerate growth for an agile business, closing B2B business in 14 days, transferring what he learnt in triathlons to business dashboards, developing an avatar of high energy clients and what would the best father do at this time in the moment? 

Simon Severino – Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints 

Simon Severino is the CEO of Strategy Sprints, where they help entrepreneurs scale their online business to secure business resilience and repeatable revenues. He is the host of the Strategy Sprints podcast, a keynote speaker in agile strategy and sales, TEDx speaker and leader of a global team of coaches. 

From Rome, Italy he has studied Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Vienna and innovation of products and services at MIT Sloan School of Management. Simon is the author of Strategy Sprints and Habits of Success, writes for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines about scaling digital businesses, and is a member of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. 

Simon talks about: 

  • Entrepreneurs are forces of nature. 
  • Creativeness of entrepreneurship is part science & part art. 
  • Wanting to be a crazy explorer and adventurer. 
  • Fascination with AI, robotics and blockchain. 
  • The impact of Socrates, Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan on his life. 
  • From management consultant to expert at go to market strategy plan.  
  • Developing reliable revenue systems. 
  • Increase frequency by shortening the sales process to 3-6 weeks.  
  • Closing faster online with awareness to closing in 14 days. 
  • Relationship building sequence and business resilience. 
  • Daily and monthly business reflections 
  • Are we moving in the right direction at the right time?  
  • Setting criteria to establish successful high value clients  
  • A filter system between marketing & sales department. 
  • The importance of being genuinely curious about the person.  
  • From listening to intentionally commercial teaching.  
  • Blockchain technology is the most relevant thing happening on the planet right now.  
  • Good regulation will bring order and health into the Blockchain system. 
  • Launch of his new book Strategy Sprints 

Tweets 

“Entrepreneurs are forces of nature. They create something out of nothing. They find problems in the world. They are frustrated by something. Why do I have to wait so long for something?” The uniqueness of entrepreneurs, with Simon Severino, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Strategy Sprints http://www.strategysprints.com/ 
Simon Severino Twitter 
Simon Severino LinkedIn 
Simon Severino Facebook 
Strategy Sprints Instagram 
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Reading: 

Strategy Sprints: 12 Ways to Accelerate Growth for an Agile Book
Habits of Success: What Top Entrepreneurs Routinely Do in Business and in Life Book

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Power of Storytelling in Sport

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Unmish Parthasarathi about the Power of Storytelling in Sport, bridging the communication gap, the crossroads of decision making in life, and how cricket can impact, influence and inform a corporate dynamic. 

We also delve into fan inclusion as the future of fan engagement, imposter syndrome, the world of media, the changing tide of innovation and turning a lemon into a best-seller. 

Unmish Parthasarathi – Power Of Storytelling In Sport 

Unmish Parthasarathi is a storyteller, change agent, digital media expert and start-up innovator in emerging markets. Unmish brings a rare mix of competencies that includes multi-media content creation, video-based product development, strategy & sales coupled with a deep understanding of partnership development and cross-cultural collaboration in Asia & Europe. A passionate cricket fan, travel enthusiast, cross-cultural enabler, and loves harnessing the power of listening in storytelling, 

He has lived in Delhi, Johannesburg, New York, London and Singapore, helping enable diverse organisations grow their relevance, reach or revenue by helping tell a better story. Unmish has a Bachelors Degree in History from St Stephens College; a Masters International Relations from the University of Cambridge; an MBA Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the London Business School and an MBA Entertainment, Media & Technology on Exchange at NYU Stern School of Business.  

His career has included roles as a TV Reporter for Star News in India where he interviewed cricket superstars Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar; digital media roles at IMG Media, Press Association, World Sailing League, BBC, ESPN STAR Sports and NewsCorp; Global Head of Digital Sales at ICC; and is currently the Founder of Picture Board Partners, Mentor Sport Tech Tokyo and Steering Committee Member for GoSports Foundation.  

Unmish talks about: 

  • Playing competitive cricket in Delhi, India. 
  • Gratitude, humility and reflection being the greatest story of 2021. 
  • Fragility of life has been very humbling. 
  • The sandbox you play in. 
  • Finding his space in the world of media. 
  • The crossroads of decision making in life. 
  • Why his cricket coach was a big father-figure and mentor. 
  • Humans are hard-wired for story.  
  • Power of Storytelling in Sport 
  • The relationship between story and trust.  
  • There is a lot of noise and imposter syndrome in the world.  
  • Gender equality, race and mental health have become an important part of athletes. 
  • Athletes letting fans into their backyards. 
  • Innovation is culturally situated and doesn’t need to be a big bang. 
  • Imran Khan and Martin Crowe being inspiring great leaders beyond sport. 
  • Start-up nation of Israel, Singapore and New Zealand.  

Tweets 

“It’s an instinct, it’s an emotion and it’s a muscle which is inculcated by someone you trust, which is a parent, a grandparent or somebody else. You almost associate the verbal gymnastics, the painting of pictures with a very positive, trusted and assured experience. And I don’t think it ever leaves us.” Talking about the power of story on trust with Unmish Parthasarathi on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/unmish 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/unmish  
Twitter https://twitter.com/unmish1  
Picture Board http://www.pictureboard.asia/  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-johns-active-ceo-nz 

Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure Inspiring Great Leaders

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #163 Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure

Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure Inspiring Great Leaders

THE POWER OF PRESSURE

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dane Jensen about The Power of Pressure, why pressure isn’t the problem it’s the solution, high stakes pressure moments and being pressure ambidextrous. 

We also delve into leading ourselves before others, how to navigate pressure for the long-haul, what happens when pressure builds, the discipline of active awareness of pressure and the unconscious competency of being in a flow state. 

Dane Jensen – The Power Of Pressure 

Dane Jensen is the CEO of Third Factor, where they study the science of performance from the sports field to the Board room and help leaders be more effective, creative and resilient under pressure. Dane loves disarming your biggest pressures, is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and a former Monitor Deloitte employee who lives in Toronto Canada with his wife and three children 

He is an instructor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and is affiliate faculty with the UNC Executive Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his work at Third Factor he has had exposure to thousands of high performers—from Olympic gold medallists to Navy SEALs, politicians, executives and busy parents, which has led to his newly released book, The Power of Pressure. 

Dane talks about: 

  • The high-pressure parent moment that made his heart stop. 
  • Why pressure isn’t the problem it’s the solution. 
  • The pressure equation and how to use them for a positive outcome.  
  • Is pressure just an internal thing? 
  • Pressure is in the response to a situation. 
  • What happens to our body under pressure? 
  • The Power Of Pressure.
  • Differences in short term peak pressure vs long-term pressure. 
  • Flow and unconscious competence. 
  • The differences in pressure between business leaders, NAVY Seals and Olympic athletes in how they utilise pressure to increase their performance. 
  • Pressure follows patterns and develops in predictable ways. 
  • How we can power through “peak pressure moments”? 
  • Nailing the peak pressure moments that can make or break a big sale, a crucial meeting, or define a career. 
  • The importance of collaboration and communication in successful leadership.
  • The ability to be less like a thermometer and more like a thermostat. 

Tweets 

“We don’t get performance without pressure.” Talking about The Power Of Pressure with Dane Jensen on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“The amount of uncertainty we can tolerate is related to the importance we place on something.” Dane Jensen talks about the Power of Pressure, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Dane Jensen https://danejensen.com/  
Dane Jensen LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danejensen/  
Dane Jensen Twitter https://twitter.com/danejensen  
Third Factor https://www.thirdfactor.com/  
Inspiring Gr”eat Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Viewing: 

The Power of Pressure Book

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

active CEO Podcast #152 Petia Kolibova It All Starts With You

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Petia Kolibova about it all starts with you, being unapologetically abundant, and being 100% unshakeable you.

Your energy is louder than words, overcoming your limiting beliefs, how can people live in love and your enlightenment will light up other people’s souls.

Petia Kolibova – It All Starts With You

Petia is a confidence and transformational coach, meditation teacher, fitness trainer and host of the Unapologetically Abundant podcast. The CEO of Unapologetically Abundant, Petia knows that a money mindset matters, has overcome 18 years with an eating disorder and is passionate about pairing feminine flow with strategic planning to help people to turn a side hustle into a business

She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and Management from the College of Southern Nevada, Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management from Western Governors University and an MBA in Business, Management and Marketing from Western Governors University. Her career has included being a Business Development Manager at Saleyla. She is the founder of PK Media Solutions, Be Strong Minded and Unapologetically Abundant.

Petia talks about

  • Who am I and why am I here?
  • Her fascination with human psychology.
  • Travelling the world opens up many doors.
  • Overcoming eating disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • It all starts with you.
  • The power of Human Design.
  • What our parents and grandparents can teach us.
  • If you go deep enough you will see the truth.
  • If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right.
  • Started to work on the side with a side hustle.
  • From struggling, hustling and working hard to working 3 days a week.
  • Being unapologetically yourself

Tweets

“Started to reprogram my mind with what do I want, instead of what doesn’t feel good.” Shifting your beliefs with Petia Kolibova, on the active CEO Podcast.

“If nothing ever changes in your life, are you going to be ok with that?” Petia Kolibova talks about being unapologetically abundant, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Petia Kolibova www.petiakolibova.com
Petia Kolibova Instagram
Petia Kolibova Facebook
Petia Kolibova LinkedIn
Unapologetically Abundant Women Facebook
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Unapologetically Abundant Podcast

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020

Tweets

“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Raising Leaders Wendy Born

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