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active CEO Podcast #120 Ron Coury Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

active CEO Podcast Ron Coury Tenacity Craig Johns

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ron Coury, a Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur, about navigating the Las Vegas business and political world, being an approachable leader who greets clients by their first name, becoming a niche finder, and rising above corruption, bribery and death threats.

We also delve into why John Wayne and his dad were his greatest influences, Creating a learning tool with Andre Agassi Square Panda, human connection as the most effective marketing asset, and overcoming cancer.

Ron Coury – Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

Ron Coury is a tenacious Las Vegas serial entrepreneur, US Marine and business visionary, who has enjoyed riding the rollercoaster of business and life. He is a cancer survivor, wonderful storyteller and tenacious grandparent of five grandchildren.

Ron is the author of the recently released book Tenacity and began his career in the US Marine Corps before becoming a casino dealer, entrepreneur, realtor and board member across Las Vegas and California. His life has been action-packed from the days of growing up in Brooklyn to coping with a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. 

Ron talks about:

  • Shining shoes for 10 cents a shine at a Brooklyn subway, before joining the US Marine Corp.
  • Owning a tavern like Cheers, the Tropicana hotel, on Las Vegas strip.
  • The secrets to being a successful casino dealer.
  • Making people feel like they were at their home away from home.
  • Falsely framed by a City councilman with an commercial agenda.
  • Sometimes even fighting City Hall is necessary.
  • Overcoming oesophageal cancer at age 53.
  • Raising the stakes with a limousine company and facing bullet holes.
  • Tenacious approach will allow you to more often prevail when challenges come your way.
  • What kind of job am I doing as an owner?
  • When things get difficult brainstorm and have discussions.
  • Building a reputation in Las Vegas for being a loyal, honest and reliable person.
  • Making a point to be home for dinner with the family every night.
  • Motivate and inspire people through his story in Tenacity.
  • Michael Madson (Reservoir Dogs and Donny Brasco) being the voice over of his audio book.
  • How can you leave something better than you found it every day.

Tweets

“There is never a wrong time to do the right thing.” Ron Coury’s advise for graduates, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Have to work hard to make time for everything that is important to you.” Spending time on the important things with Ron Coury, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Ron Coury www.roncouryauthor.com
Ron Coury LinkedIn
Ron Coury Facebook 
Ron Coury Twitter
Ron Coury Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Tenacity Ron Coury Book

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active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

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active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with David Lindsay about Getting Knocked Down Snap Into Action, 5 Steps Towards Improved Vitality in the Workplace, transforming people’s lives through Speakers Institute, overcoming adversity and a passion for coaching.

We also delve into creating a mindset shift, resilience of being a professional athlete, leaders step up in crisis and “when I do it I don’t buy drinks”!

David Lindsay – Knocked Down Snap Into Action

David Lindsay is a former cage fighter, creates mindset shifts from ‘boss’ to ‘coach’, and is a keynote speaker on improving workplace vitality. He is a family man from Sydney who taking things to extremes by pushing his body to its limits, is a proud supporter of Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia, and once broke his arm in a professional arm wrestling competition in the USA

David has a Diploma in Fitness, Health & Physical Education/Fitness from Fitness Institute Australia and has been trained by the Speakers Institute. His 5 steps towards improved vitality SNAP, NAP, TAP, CLAP and RECAP have been developed over years and years of trials and tribulations working in sport, fitness and business.

David talks about:

  • Preparing for his first professional boxing fight.
  • Transforming lives with Speakers Institute.
  • Mindset approach on COVID-19
  • When tough situations come out that’s when the cream rises to the top.
  • Playing Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs rather than Cronulla.
  • Overcoming the setback of snapping his arm while Arm Wrestling.
  • In the real world, no one is going to let you win
  • There is nowhere to hide in the world.  Be ready!
  • When COVID-19 first hit, I didn’t know what to do, short term it was uncomfortable.
  • Snap Into Action
  • When the rock starts to sink the true leaders step up.
  • How a wrestling coach inspired him to become a coach
  • Leadership approach of being tough but fair
  • Creating rituals to snap into action
  • Nap, knowing how and when to step away from work
  • Tap and evolve
  • Clap and celebrate with those around you.
  • Recap through continuous never ending improvement in everything you do.
  • I don’t want to live with regrets, so just do it

Active CEO Performance Tip

“With great power comes great responsibility” – As Spiderman once said, while sharing his wisdom. As a leader you not only have a responsibility for yourself, your family and your people, but also for the industry you work in and humankind. We are not leaders if we shy away from inappropriate behaviour and negative decisions. We have a responsibility to ensure that the industry we work in grows in a positive manner as the actions of the negative few can have a harmful effect on everyone. Ask yourself the question, is these actions and behaviour moving the industry forward or taking it backwards? What is the consequence to human beings as a result of these actions and behaviours? How responsible are you as a leader?

Tweets

“Good captains, they don’t go down with the ship, they manage to fix it and sail it into port.” People want to be led with David Lindsay, on the active CEO Podcast.

“You can’t change what you are but you can change what you become.“ David Lindsay talking about making choices, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Need that element of fear if that I don’t perform my position will be taken from me.” Taking yourself out of your comfort zone with David Lindsay, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

David Lindsay www.davidlindsay.com.au
David Lindsay LinkedIn
David Lindsay Facebook
David Lindsay Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #114 Paul Dunn Moments That Change Lives

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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. 

Tweets

“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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