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

Tweets

“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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active CEO Podcast #90 Jason Treu Building Trust For Transformation Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code NRG2Perform CEO Leadership Trust

active CEO Podcast #90 Jason Treu Building Trust For Transformation

active CEO Podcast #90 Jason Treu Building Trust For Transformation Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code NRG2Perform CEO Leadership Trust

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jason Treu about building trust for transformation, vulnerability and leadership, and why all leaders should provide psychological safety in their organisation, team or community.

We also discuss Unstoppable Workplaces, Cards Against Mundanity, why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city, and leading high performing teams.

Jason Treu – Building Trust For Transformation

Jason is a best-selling author of Social Wealth, TEDx Wilmington Speaker, and Executive Coach who has worked with transformational leaders such as Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban and Reed Hastings. He is host of the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast, Keynote Speaker on Unstoppable Workplaces, Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan, and supporter of charities such as the American Cancer Society.

His education includes a BA History from Indiana University Bloomington, a Law degree and Masters in Communications from Syracuse University, and has a completed a leadership program at the Harvard Business School. Jason has held roles in Communications and Investor Relations at RightNow, Hewlett Packard, American Heart Foundation, Blockbuster and ReachLegal. As an entrepreneur he co-founded Visual Arts Reimagined and company culture expert at Unstoppable workplaces.

Jason talks about:

  • Why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city.
  • Self awareness is paramount for you to prevent sabotaging your success.
  • The catalyst that led to focusing on company culture and leadership growth.
  • We all have fears and fears control us.
  • Why so many talented and productive teams struggle.
  • Building trust for transformation.
  • How successful leaders build psychological safety.
  • How people can identify their blindspots and use them to their advantage.
  • Your brain is wired for survival, it is wired to keep us safe.
  • Leadership skills that set the worlds most influential leaders apart from good leaders.
  • You have to be humble, because you cant be right all the time.
  • The three secrets to speeding up the relationship building process.
  • As you scale its always a challenge as you have to let go of parts of the business.
  • The most important ingredients in being a high performing leader.
  • How do you bring people together and make them feel connected and belonging

Active CEO Performance Tip

Leadership Overwhelm – As a leader, have you ever felt completely overcome in mind or emotion, where you feel a stress or combination of stressors are too big for you to manage? This is the feeling of overwhelm. Everyone experiences some level of overwhelm and the important thing to remember, is that it is all manageable. Rather than fighting your feelings of overwhelm you can accept that anxiety is like riding a wave and it will be easier; learn to turn overwhelming thoughts into helpful thoughts; shift your thoughts from having to complete everything right now to focusing on one thing at a time; identify what you need to be present with right now; take a deep breath to relax the body; and most importantly engage in an action that you enjoy before rushing into solve the trigger of overwhelm. Start taking control of your overwhelm today.

Tweets

“To build psychological safety, admit your own failings and vulnerabilities and things that you are not good at. Thank people, stay open to try and do other things, doing risks and things differently, have the tough conversations and get to the core of the issue.” Jason Treu talks about the importance of psychological safety for building trust, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Before you can start to move things forward, you must have high level of trust.” Building trust with Jason Treu, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Jason Treu: www.JasonTreu.com
Cards Against Mundanity www.Cardsagainstmundanity.com
Executive Breakthroughs Podcast
Jason Treu Facebook
Jason Treu YouTube
Jason Treu Instagram
Jason Treu Twitter
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Social Wealth Jason Treu
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active CEO Podcast 76 Paul Veric The Peaceful Warrior CEO

active CEO Podcast #76 Paul Veric The Peaceful Warrior CEO

active CEO Podcast 76 Paul Veric The Peaceful Warrior CEO
Paul Veric – Director BTE Consulting Ltd

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Paul Veric about being a Peaceful Warrior CEO, lessons learnt as a transformational CEO, allowing children to build their own resilience, speaking to students about suicide and love, and the responsibility of protecting communities.

We also talk about being Head Boy and Headmaster of New Plymouth Boys High School, why Surf Lifesaving is such an effective platform for developing future leaders, growing up in Taranaki in New Zealand, and what it took to be a New Zealand Kayak and Surf Lifesaving champion.

Paul Veric – The Peaceful Warrior CEO

Paul is a transformational leader, who is intuitive, professional and highly engaging. His talents go beyond the business world into community organisations such as, surf lifesaving, education and regional health, as well as being a national champion surf lifesaver and kayaker. He is a Peaceful Warrior, personable influencer, proud father of two sons and active CEO who you will regularly find recharging on a skateboard, surfboard, MTB or in the pool.

Studying at the University of Waikato, he has a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Leisure Studies, Health and PE. Paul’s early career began as a teacher and then managerial roles at Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, Howard Wright Ltd and Gen-I/ Spark Digital. As a natural leader he has assumed CEO roles at Sport Eastland, Swimming NZ and Taranaki Rugby Football Union, as well as recently being the Headmaster of New Plymouth Boys High School. As a proud servant to the community, he has held Director and Board roles at the Taranaki District Health Board, Kaitake Community Board, Oakura School, NZ Academy of Sport and Surf Lifesaving Wellington.

Paul talks about:

  • Overcoming the shock of being announced as Head Boy & a fear of public speaking.
  • Why Tom Ryder had a profound influence in shaping him as a leader.
  • The New Plymouth Boys High School Haka, being truly world class.
  • Managing the huge passion involved in sport.
  • His leadership style & why it is suited to transformational change.
  • Being told that you can’t do it, then I will go out & prove them wrong.
  • Making mistakes in staff management & managing employees.
  • Creating simplicity as organisations try to be too clever & complex.
  • Responsibility of protecting the community in an environment that deserves so much respect.
  • Becoming headmaster of New Plymouth Boys High School.
  • What skills are you looking for? What skills do you want for the next five years.
  • Having the best seat in the house to observe everything that is wonderful about young people.
  • Why society protects our children too much.
  • Grave concerns for the mental health for young New Zealanders.
  • Perceived as being quite tough & uncompromising around standards.
  • Parents having real conversations with their boys about mental health.
  • Being a Peaceful Warrior CEO
  • Representing New Zealand, & winning national surf lifesaving & kayak titles.
  • Physical activity is a big stress release for me, as It is one place that you don’t have a phone.

Active CEO Performance Tip

CEO Preparedness – People make acquisitions because they like and trust the person or people they are speaking or planning to working with. Therefore the content and performance preparation, for a meeting or interaction, is an absolute must. Have you thought about how much time do you spend preparing for an interaction with a person or group of people, in regards to what you need to say to achieve the desired outcome, mood you want to set, focus needed and the way you need to use both verbal and non-verbal communication to achieve the result you are aiming for?

Tweets

“How do I get across to these kids that they are actually cared about, we do take an interest in them and deeper than that, their life is worth something and worth something to us.” The why behind Paul Veric speaking to students about suicide and love, on the active CEO Podcast.

“I perhaps didn’t really get the scale of what I signed into until I arrived. Because I was naïve and didn’t really do my research into some of the things I was getting myself into.” Overcoming challenges in new CEO roles with Paul Veric, on the active CEO Podcast.

“I try hard as a parent I try to not rush in and solve my kid’s daily struggles with life and friends. Taking your hands actually off the steering wheel and letting them be kids and figure things out for themselves.” Paul Veric speaks about allowing children to build their own reslience, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Paul Veric LinkedIn
Paul Veric Facebook
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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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