active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Fiona Robertson Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

active CEO Podcast #108 Fiona Robertson Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Fiona Robertson Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Fiona Robertson about the rules of belonging, lessons learnt in culture working at Oglivy and IBM, listening with intention, and the Intersection between culture and strategy.

We also delve into living outside your comfort zone, you have to notice before you choose, being a warm authoritative leader, a coach is not a friend and having an obsession with human interaction.

Fiona Robertson – Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

Fiona Robertson is a culture change expert who has 30 years experience with blue chip corporates around the world. She loves bringing people on the change journey, is a master of managing group dynamics, and genuinely cares about the work that she does, the people she interacts with and the impact it makes on the organisation. Fiona is known as a passionate, caring, deeply committed and relentless leader of change.

Her education included a BA English Literature at Monash University, an Executive MBA from the London Business School, is certified as an Executive Coach from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, and is a certified Company Director from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fiona’s career has included roles in marketing, communications, consulting and human resources at companies such as Ogilvy, Kiboodle, Growth Solutions Group, Right Management and National Australia Bank. She founded Robertson Consulting Services in 2017, to help leaders and business owners create the culture they need to execute strategy.

Fiona talks about:

  • Experiencing turbulent change when her parents divorced.
  • Igniting a love of language and fascination with the human condition.
  • The extraordinary similarities between countries but vast differences in cultures.
  • We all look at the world through our own unique lens.
  • Our ability to predict the future is becoming less and less.
  • If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
  • What characteristics are needed to be an effective leader of cultural change?
  • Need to be nimble to respond to the marketplace.
  • Humans adopt the behaviour that is considered successful in the group that they join.
  • Our brains are very good at keeping us safe; they believe that to belong is to be safe.
  • Culture is the rules of belonging.
  • Leading with core values with a combination of empathy and high expectations.
  • When you are changing something, tell them the ten things that are not changing.
  • Pay attention, culture should be continually nudged as strategy changes.
  • A coach is person who is there to challenge and support you in equal measure.
  • If you want to change something in life you have to notice what you are doing now.

Active CEO Performance Tip

Own Your OWN FREEDOM – Are you content with how you are living your life or the way that you might be living someone else’s life? Find the passion, happiness & direction in your life. What fuels the fire in your belly? What are you willing to sacrifice to fulfill your passion? What allows you to feel content and fall asleep at ease? What is your purpose and direction in life? Questions to ask yourself – 1. What makes you come alive. 2. What are your innate strengths. 3. Where do you add greatest value

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“Everyone looks through their own lens at the world. Meet people where they are. Attempt to see the world through their eyes. Listen intently to what is said and not said. Try to imagine yourself dealing with the pressures with who ever you are speaking with is dealing with on a day to day basis, because everybody has them.” Fiona Robertson on the rules of belonging, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Our brains are very good at keeping us safe, they believe that to belong is to be safe. They will resist consciously and unconsciously a change to the rules of belonging.” Discussing how the human brain reacts to change with Fiona Robertson, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Living inside your comfort zone makes you feel safe but prevents you from trying the things that you make you more successful.” Fiona Robertson describing living inside your comfort zone, on the active CEO Podcast.

“People perform best when they know they are fully supported, so any form of failure or mistake is a beautiful learning opportunity.” Being a supportive leader with Fiona Robertson on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Fiona Robertson www.fionarobertson.com
Fiona Robertson LinkedIn
Fiona Robertson Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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The Rules Of Belonging Fiona Robertson Book

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active CEO Podcast Own Your OWN Space Craig Johns High Performance Leadership Expert

active CEO Podcast #105 Own Your OWN SPACE

active CEO Podcast Own Your OWN Space Craig Johns High Performance Leadership Expert

By Craig Johns

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?

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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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?

How Do You Choose When Everything Is A Priority?

Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?
Photo by Ferenc Horvath on Unsplash

By Craig Johns

Do you find that you are overwhelmed with a whole lot of ideas and items on your to do list, and you don’t know where to start?

I have found the Priority 2×2 Matrix my best friend when it comes to productivity, performance and effective output.

There are two great Priority 2×2 Matrix that will help you find clarity, speed up the decision making process and manage your time more effectively:

  1. IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY
  2. IMPACT vs EFFORT

IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY

When there is a sense of urgency and overwhelm, I first start with IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY. Start by creating a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPORTANCE on the y-axis (vertical) and URGENCY x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPORTANCE and URGENCY. 

  1. High importance, high urgency (Top right box)
  2. High importance, low urgency (Top left box)
  3. Low importance, high urgency (Bottom right box)
  4. Low importance, low urgency (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Importance and urgency

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the in the far right and highest point of the top right box (high importance / high urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #1, then you will need to determine which tasks in box 2 or 3 are more important. The IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix will assist you in making this decision.

Sometimes it is really challenging to differentiate between the tasks, when they all feel important and urgent. That’s when the IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix, becomes your go to tool to find clarity.

IMPACT vs EFFORT

Create a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPACT on the y-axis (vertical) and EFFORT x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPACT and EFFORT. 

  1. High impact, high effort (Top right box)
  2. High impact, low effort (Top left box)
  3. Low impact, high effort (Bottom right box)
  4. Low impact, low effort (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Impact and effort

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the far left and at the highest point of the top left box (high impact / low urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #2, then you will need to focus on tasks in box 1.

It is really important that you only choose a maximum of 3 tasks to complete each day, no matter whether you use the IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY or IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix.

It’s time for you to find clarity, make a decision and own your time!

Want to learn more:

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active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform 8 Ways To Own Your OWN Influence Breaking The CEO Code Leadership Performance

active CEO Podcast #91 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform 8 Ways To Own Your OWN Influence Breaking The CEO Code Leadership Performance

Craig Johns talks about 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence, the third phase of Breaking The CEO Code. OWN 8 teaches you eight ways you can own your own influence to enhance your performance and impact on the world.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

The world is constantly challenging us through disruption, competing priorities and competition for our attention; therefore we must take control of our own story and influence.

Your have to own your own life and realize that life is not a dress rehearsal. How much of your life do you really own and take full responsibility for?

You are the sum total of your decisions. You own the choices that you make. To enable the shift you need it starts with creating your own world inspired through a process of performance by design.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

  1. Own Your OWN FREEDOM
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  5. Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY
  6. Be Your OWN CEO
  7. Own Your OWN SPACE
  8. Create Your OWN MBA

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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Subscribe to active CEO Podcast on Itunes
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