active CEO Podcast 147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

active CEO Podcast #147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

active CEO Podcast 147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Nathan Baird about Innovators Playbook For Leaders, Unilevers consumer connection, how Velcro was created, finding a relaxed space for ideas and why the consumer comes first.

We also delve into rediscovering your creativity, leadership is responsibility, staying fresh, and why we should fall in love with the problem and not the solution.

Nathan Baird – Innovators Playbook For Leaders

Nathan is the founder of Methodry, a design-led Innovation author, strategist and Speaker, and the creator of Innovator’s Playbook. He is a curious problem solver who is passionate about human centric design and experimentation, and understands the importance of better people, make better leaders.

Nathan has studied a Bachelor of Commerce Marketing & Management  (Honours) and a Masters in Marketing & Brand Management from Victoria University of Wellington. His career has included brand, marketing and manager roles at renowned companies such as Unilever, KPMG, DB Breweries and Clear. Wen he is not working on creative design thinking with Methodry, he is an ambassador for Good Design Australia.

Nathan talks about

  • How do you satisfy people’s needs?
  • Taking a customer centric approach to marketing.
  • The importance of experiencing the consumers needs.
  • Getting down to the why behind consumers needs.
  • It’s not about taking the first good idea we have.
  • You can’t build on an idea unless you build it and suspend judgement.
  • Who else comes up with a problem for this need?
  • What environment are you in to get your best ideas?
  • Bring ideas to life quickly and cheaply to test with customers.
  • Set success criteria up front.
  • Innovators Playbook for leaders.
  • Only 5% of innovation is successful.
  • Why being human as a leader leads to success.
  • Being creative and innovative with a lot of fun.

Tweets

“Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created.” Design thinking and the Innovators Playbook with Nathan Baird, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Four of the biggest blockers to individual and team creativity are behaviours, the brain, state and space” Nathan Baird talks about the Innovators Playbook, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Methodry www.methodry.com
Nathan Baird LinkedIn
Nathan Baird Twitter
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

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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.

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active CEO Podcast #136 Steve Rodgers Overcoming The Indulgent Life

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Steve Rodgers Overcoming The Indulgent Life

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Steve Rodgers about overcoming the indulgent life, working for Warren Buffet, the power of inviting good in vs edging good out and everything in life is made up of energy.

We also delve into spiritual intelligence, energy shifts, quest for learning and what it takes to be a successful CEO.

Steve Rodgers – overcoming the indulgent life

Steve Rodgers is a former Warren Buffet CEO, former CEO of a real estate firm that turned over $25 Billion dollars in sales per year and is the writer of Amazon #1 best seller Lead to Gold and newly released The IGI Principles. He is a transformational C-Suite who helps executives and companies become more productive, garner more profit, experience more purpose and become a servant leadership minded individual.

His education has included studying at Indiana University Purdue, is as a certified Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Coach and has held volunteer roles at International Rotary, San Diego Blood Bank and the North San Diego county Chamber of Commerce. Stev’es career has included roles at Grubb & Ellis, First Capital, Prudential California Realty, Windermer Exclusive Properties, Centennial Escrow Company and Real Living real Estate. At present he is the Strategic Board Advisor at iAmLife and consulting and coaching firm The Alchemy Advisors.

Steve talks about

  • Overcoming the indulgent life

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Steve Rodgers www.steverodgers.net
The Alchemy Advisors www.thealchemyadvisors.com
Steve Rodgers Youtube
Steve Rodgers Facebook
Steve Rodgers Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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