active CEO Podcast 125 Craig Johns Create Direction & Meaning

active CEO Podcast #125 Creat Direction And Meaning

active CEO Podcast 125 Craig Johns Create Direction & Meaning

Create Direction & Meaning

Why is it important to create DIRECTION & meaning through SHARED mission, vision, values & beliefs? Not setting direction can easily lead to conflict, apathy and poor productivity within your team or organisation.

To set a great direction, you must be able to set a course toward a destination that others will recognize as representing real progress for everyone involved.

Setting direction helps:

  1. Hold people accountable as the team has no doubt what they need to achieve.
  2. Clarify Priorities & reduces busy work, so people can start to focus their attention and effort towards achieving the direction.
  3. Motivate your team by giving them purpose and a “reason for being”.

Essential components that Create Direction includes:

  1. Being developed collaboratively.
  2. Brings them along the journey providing a clearly understood why and significance.
  3. Is specific, limits interpretation and everyone knows when you have arrived at the destination
  4. Is time-bound as deadlines equal pressure, which enable set priorities, managing workload and negotiate competing priorities
  5. Acknowledges uncertainty and remove the idea of perfection

MEANING – what is the significance of what we are collectively doing

SHARED MISSION – reason for pursuing the focus

SHARE VISION – your future focus of “our vision” or “the team’s vision.”

SHARED VALUES & BELIEFS – What you believe in and how you behave

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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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Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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active CEO Podcast #121 PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

PIONEER Life Is An Experiment. Foster innovation and creativity through creating a learning environment where mistakes and failures are considered experiments and opportunities to grow and evolve.

Pioneer, is a person who is among the first to explore, settle a new country or area, or discover something new.

When you watch a child learning to crawl, taste something new, pull something over, or fall over when trying to stand up, they are experimenting. They quickly learn if something is not working, it is part of their social and emotional development.

It is no different for adults as our brain has neuroplasticity, which allows it to continue to grow and evolve when it is stimulated with new experiences. So why do we stop playing, innovating and creating? Is it because we are too afraid of what people will think if we make a mistake, be wrong or fail?

When we experiment we learn and it leads to better knowledge. Every person has to conduct their own experiments, so step out of your comfort zone and experiment a little.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Thomas Edison is thought to have experimented over 10,000 times before he invented the light bulb.  The more experiments he made, the close he came to a solution. 

Many of us spend our days as if we are going to live forever. We dream about things we never do. We think about things we never say. We sit and hope and expect things to fall into our lap but guess what? They never do.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” OSCAR WILDE

Want To Learn More?

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Breaking The CEO Code Whitepaper Download

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Subscribe to active CEO Podcast on Itunes
Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
active CEO Coaching
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Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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active CEO Podcast #114 Paul Dunn Moments That Change Lives

active CEO Podcast #114 Paul Dunn Moments That Change Lives

active CEO Podcast #114 Paul Dunn Moments That Change Lives

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Paul Dunn about moments that change lives, how the simple idea B1G1 has led to 209 million giving impacts, Hewlett Packard’s influence had on his life, and why you need to understand value.

We also talk about people wanting to be led during COVID-19, increasing the level of belonging, what he learnt from Simon Sinek, and why Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees the day he was appointed as CEO has left an impression on Paul.

Paul Dunn – Moments That Change Lives

Paul Dunn is a very unique entrepreneur and evangelist who is truly contagious with his electric energy, passion for helping others and unique perspective on the world. He is a 4x TEDx Speaker, has a Global Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Accounting Profession and amazes audiences all around the world with his Unleashing the Huge Power of Small.

A commitment to serving is evident in the incredible impact B1G1 has provided so many people around the world, with over 209 Million giving impacts. His career has included being the Marketing Director of Hartley, before founding The Results Corporation, Results Accountants Systems, Renew, ResultsNet Australia and most recently B1G1. Paul’s programs, insights and strategies have been used by more that 226,000 companies worldwide.

Paul talks about:

  • The power of small.
  • Not being afraid of failing as its all part of the journey.
  • Simon Sinek talking about “Differentiation comes from clarity of why”.
  • We are the product of the moments in our life.
  • Leadership is about how many leaders you create.
  • Moments that change lives.
  • How much value are you offering?
  • People exiting corporate and asking “Is that all there is?”
  • Why you should fall in love with the results you are bringing other people.
  • Best things you can say no to is the customers you don’t want.
  • Clarity – Cut through – Curious – Connection – Belonging
  • The power of any idea is only in its implementation.
  • The human need to belong.
  • Mentoring Masami Sato to B1G1.
  • Why his tombstone will read “He made a real difference whilst he was here”

Active CEO Performance Tip

People Want To Be Led – There has been an increase in focus on collaborative leadership in recent times. When COVID-19 took hold of the world, the most successful and effective leaders went into an authoritative leadership style. Why is this? The majority of people in the world seek to be led rather than lead when overwhelm and uncertainty consumed us. Human beings natural default is comfort and went on high alert for someone to assure them. The successful leaders during COVID-19 responded quickly, made a decision (rightly or wrongly) and provided a clear direction, which gave people hope, a level of certainty and they knew someone cared. The reason the leaders could thrive in an Authoritative Leadership mode was because they had already build up a certain level of trust and loyalty with their people, which is likely to have included aspects of collaborative leadership. 

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“Purpose driven leaders are consistently at their best no matter what gets thrown at them.” Paul Dunn on leadership, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Having a giving spirit, you shift the experience of the organisation.” Why leaders went into giving mode during COVID-19 with Paul Dunn, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

B1G1 www.b1g1.com
Paul Dunn www.pauldunnonline.com
Wonderment with Paul Dunn Link
Satya Nadella Letter To Microsoft Link
Paul Dunn LinkedIn
Paul Dunn Twitter
Paul Dunn Facebook
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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