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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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.

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
active CEO Podcast
Corporate Programs
Sport Performance
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #122 Matt Sweetwood Reimagining Business

Reimagined Business

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Matt Sweetwood about being an ambitious CEO who reimagined business with Unique Photo, successfully raised five children as a single father why he became CEO of LUXnow and authored Leader Of The Pack.

We also explore why Kodak’s fear of sabotage led to bankruptcy, what’s your next big thing, why failure was not an option, and how the power of action and momentum are crucial to a leader.

Matt Sweetwood – Reimagined Business

Matt Sweetwood is a risk-taker, international speaker, turnaround and growth business consultant, life coach and author of the #1 best seller Leader of the Pack. He is a die-hard NJ Devils’ hockey fan, an advanced auto racer with the BMW Club, a Panasonic Lumix Luminary, created a social media network of over 11 million users, and is a successful single father of five.

He has a BA Mathematics from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, and a MA Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. His career has included being President & CEO of Unique Photo, US CEO of beBee Inc, contributing writer for Entreprenuer Media, has his own business consulting company and is the CEO of LUXnow.

Matt talks about:

  • Having self-confidence and be willing to fail.
  • Reimagined business.
  • Be willing to do what it takes to keep the business going.
  • Instagram receiving a 1 billion dollar price tag from Facebook.
  • Part of being a leader is to know what’s the next thing?
  • Never satisfied with the level that they are at.
  • Changing the retail experience with Unique Photo and Unique University.
  • If you are teaching them something people believe in it.
  • Single dad of 5 kids 18 months to 18 years old.
  • Being clueless half of his life.
  • Failure was not an option, “How badly do you want it?”
  • Leader Of The Pack and leaders don’t except failure.
  • We are all human.
  • Loving the challenge to build something from scratch.
  • Pass on your character traits to your children.
  • Having US$800 million assets already listed on the LUXnow app.
  • Biggest mistakes made as leaders is not acting.
  • Everything that happens in an election year is related to the election.
  • When people get tired they make mental mistakes.
  • Every single day I have momentum and therefore accomplishing things.

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“Biggest mistake you make as leaders is not acting. You very rarely make a mistake by acting. Not to say that you wont… 9.5 out of the 10 times it’s the should and you do it.” Matt Sweetwood talks about putting the company into slow mode and sending everyone home, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Matt Sweetwood www.msweetwood.com
LUXnow www.luxnow.com
Matt Sweetwood LinkedIn
Matt Sweetwood Twitter
Matt Sweetwood Instagram
Unique Photo www.uniquephoto.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Leader Of The Pack Matt Sweetwood Book

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active CEO Podcast #117 PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

Our brains produce as many as 50,000 thoughts per day According to the National Science Foundation. 95% of those thoughts are repeated daily!

You have full control over how you think and what is a yes or a no, can or can’t and will or won’t.

What are limiting beliefs? They are there beliefs we create in our mind that prevent us from achieving our dreams and goals.

Limiting Beliefs are usually formed when we are young. Quite often between the ages of 5 and 12. They develop as a result of an event in our lives. It might be something we did, something someone else did or said to us. It might be the behaviours we witnessed every day in our lives

As we grow limiting beliefs become embedded in our mindset, unless we create interventions.

How do we recognise a limiting belief?

  • Awareness – does our belief move us forward or limit our potential?
  • Honest – is the story in our head actually true?
  • Facts – is there any evidence behind what you believe?
  • Pause – it is ok to acknowledge that you don’t have enough experience or resources at present, but it’s not ok to say therefore I can’t or won’t

We all have limiting beliefs. The key is to be able to recognize and then reframe.

It starts with a growth mindset – the belief that intelligence can be developed –through hard work, asking questions, experimenting and applying effective strategies.

I’s time to implement a high performance mindset:

High Performance Mindset

  1. Awareness – create an awareness of your thoughts and beliefs?
  2. Attention – where is your focus and what is your intention of focus?
  3. Movement – Sam cawthorn “motion evokes emotion”
  4. Delegation – outsource what doesn’t require your attention
  5. Winner – mentality of winning
  6. Achievement – celebrate small wins
  7. Solution – not the problem
  8. Why – self discovery of what is your purpose, dream and passion
  9. Positive – mindset
  10. Plan – Without a road map and a destination, how will you know you are going in the right direction?

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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