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 

active CEO Podcast 146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change Craig Johns High Performance Leadership

active CEO Podcast #146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change

active CEO Podcast 146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change Craig Johns High Performance Leadership

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ciara Lancaster about reimagine change, adaptive leadership, business transformation and change management is everyone’s responsibility.

We also delve into neuroscience, human behaviour, recoding your mindset, and successful people are very good at reframing things.

Ciara Lancaster – Reimagine Change

Ciara is a Change Fatigue & Resilience Specialist, author of ‘Reimagine Change’ and has a mission to recognise and rehumanise individuals to lead change by design, not default. A curious leader, who supports people through stress management, Ciara is a potential fulfillment and legacy focused coach, a supporter of suicide prevention charity R U OK?, and a mother of two energetic boys.

She has a B.Lib Psychology & Economics from the University of Sydney, a MBA program Organisational Change Management from UNSW Business School, a Compassion Cultivation Training from Stanford University and a Modern Psychology Diploma NLP practitioner & Coach from The Mind Academy. Her career includes Sales and manager roles at NewsCorp Australia, Southern Cross Austereo and Bauer Media Group, and spent time as a Change Manager at Deloitte Australia before founding Reimagine Change.

Ciara talks about

  • Backing yourself and know that you can learn along the way.
  • Need to be adaptive leaders.
  • Her fascination for human behaviour and being curious by nature.
  • Conducting change leadership interviews at Deloitte.
  • Bouldering the responsibility when you can’t share information.
  • Understanding how different business units expose growth.
  • Alignment of business transformation and innovation.
  • Understanding what stress is.
  • Our brain is always trying to keep us safe and for survival.
  • Everyone needs a coach.
  • Rehumanise change as a leader.
  • How to recode your mind.
  • Change fatigue, compassion fatigue and accumulative fatigue.
  • Loneliness epidemic and the effects on mental health.

Tweets

“Change is not done to people, its done with people.” Ciara Lancaster talks about reimagine change, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Balancing the chaos with the calm with the contribution.” Reimagining change with  Ciara Lancaster, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Reimagine Change www.reimaginechange.com
Reimagine Change Facebook
Reimagine Change Instagram
Ciara Lancaster Facebook
Ciara Lancaster LinkedIn
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Reimagine Change Book

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active CEO Podcast 145 Legacy Your Mark On The World

active CEO Podcast #145 LEGACY Your Mark On The World

active CEO Podcast 145 Legacy Your Mark On The World

LEGACY Your Mark On The World

Legacy, we have all been put on planet earth for a reason. Why not leave it in a better place than you found it?

Having a purpose in life and aligning it to the work that you do is important if you wish to enjoy what
you do, be productive and perform at a high level. Some people have a desire to go beyond the world
they work in and leave a legacy for future generations to benefit from. CEO Legacy is all about finding
a greater purpose through a project or movement that creates a ripple effect across an area, industry
or the world.

A great example of this is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is guided by the
belief that every life has equal value. They wish to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In
developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift
themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all
people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to
succeed in school and life.

What mark do you want to leave on the world?

What is a person’s legacy?

  • part of a person that lives on long
  • story of a person so they are not forgotten.
  • path ways or the future
  • make better decisions in life.
  • transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor.
  • creates meaning in our lives.

Everyone leaves behind a legacy after they die, but only few people leave behind a legacy worth talking about.

Examples of legacies that impacted humanity:

  • Martin Luther King jr. left behind his legacy of positive and selfless actions.
  • Adolf Hitler left behind a legacy of negativity, and destruction.
  • A grandmother’s legacy may be important her family
  • Actresses and actors legacies inspire people to do great things
  • Alexander the Great, whose conquering spirit changed the face of the ancient world
  • Marie Curie, multi-Nobel Prize winner and pioneering physicist
  • Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and South Africa’s first black president
  • Albert Einstein created the theory of relativity
  • Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
  • Oprah Winfrey pillar of kindness and has stood for truth, education, and giving back.

A legacy is

  • the story of some ones life,
  • the things they did,
  • places they went,
  • goals they accomplished,
  • their failures,
  • a path that guides people in decisions with what to do or what not to do

A lasting legacy is all about the actions you take during your life and the way those actions affect how people remember you.

Everyone has a choice between leaving a positive legacy or a negative one. Most people never consciously choose one or the other — it just happens. But the goal for you is to make a conscious decision about the legacy you’ll leave.

DESIGN A PATH TO YOUR LEGACY

  1. What intrinsically drives you?
  2. What matters to you the most?
  3. Who do you want to impact
  4. How can you achieve this through helping and serving others?

The legacy of successful leaders lives on through the people they touch along the way. The only things you can change permanently are the hearts of the people you lead.

Think how you can Make the World a Better Place, One Life At a Time

Want To Learn More?

Check out the Break The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Break 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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Resources Mentioned in this show:

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active CEO Podcast 139 Trust Through Healthy Confrontation

active CEO Podcast #139 TRUST Through Healthy Confrontation

active CEO Podcast 139 Trust Through Healthy Confrontation

TRUST Through Healthy Confrontation

As leaders it is important that we build TRUST & resilience through healthy confrontation in a safe psychological space.

Trust and resilience are two important ingredients when it comes to positive and successful team dynamics. Trust is the glue and resilience is the pliability of the collective.

Trust is confidence in the honesty or integrity of a person or thing, and/or having confidence, faith or hope in someone or something.

Resilience is our ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.

To build trust and resilience we need to create an environment that fosters healthy confrontation where people or groups with opposing ideas or opinions are free to express without the fear of retaliation or negative consequences. This is achieved through creating a safe psychological safety where the shared belief in the team is that it is safe for interpersonal risk taking, and team members feel accepted and respected.

in 2018 Google released their research findings on the five keys to a successful Google team. They found that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake.

To achieve psychological safety, we need to create a space that allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off. The results are higher levels of engagement, increased motivation, effective problem solving, enhanced learning and better performance.

Healthy confrontation done effectively is a true asset to your business or team. To create an atmosphere of healthy confrontation build rapport, be timely with confronting, focus on the issue rather than the person, aim to find a resolution and always follow up after the conversation.

It’s time for your to build the trust and resilience need in your workplace to stimulate innovation and creativity.

Want To Learn More?

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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