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.

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“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:

Innovator’s Playbook Book

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active CEO #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

active CEO Podcast #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

active CEO #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Alison Hill about building leadership potential remotely, understanding human behavior, why performance needs to be number one in business cultures and what does high performance look like?

We also deep dive into how we can effectively have hard conversations online, why incidental leaders are rising to the top, culture based connections and how do we hear more voices?

Alison Hill – Building Leadership Potential Remotely

Alison Hill is an award-winning business women, psychologist, CEO of a 3-time AFR Fast 100 company Pragmatic Thinking and is the author of two best-selling books, Dealing with the Tough Stuff and Stand Out. She is someone who loves supporting people through the tough conversations and transitions at work, is the host of the Stand Out Life podcast, a keynote speaker and a professional Head-Mechanic.

Alison has a Bachelor in Behavioral Science Psychology from Charles Darwin University and Griffith University. Her career has included roles as a Rehabilitation Counselor at CRS Australia, Pain Management Counselor at IMConcepts, Psychologist at Wisemind Psychology, Managing Director at Change Works and currently the CEO of Pragmatic Thinking.

Alison talks about:

  • Growing up as a child that asked the world why.
  • Being a deep thinker, who could see patterns and stand back and take things in.
  • The collective experiment of human behaviour.
  • Seismic changes for workplaces.
  • Significant changes in leadership communication.
  • Every strategic plan being brought forward to what do we do now.
  • Have we really been more productive in 2020?
  • Having a choice of what work can mean for us.
  • What ever was there in our culture before is now being amplified.
  • Human nature to fall into habits and patterns,
  • How to develop leadership potential remotely,
  • What you can learn about people through online body language.
  • Being really strategic and conscious around the communication channels.
  • Cultures who don’t focus on performance first wont be around for long.
  • Clarity on behaviour equals greater performance,
  • TV quality studio for virtual learning and engagement,

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“What ever was there before is being amplified” Alison Hill intimately discusses company culture when working remotely, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Pragmatic Thinking www.pragmaticthinking.com
Stand Our Life Podcast
Alison Hill www.alisonhill.com.au
Alison Hill LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fromalihill/
Alison Hill Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alihill
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Stand Out Life Alison Hill Book
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active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership 10 Elements Of Leading High Performing Teams

active CEO Podcast #123 10 Elements Of Leading High Performing Teams

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Phase 5 TEAM – 10 Elements of Leading High Performing Teams

Learn the 10 Elements of Leading High Performing Teams. The first four phases of Breaking The CEO Code focus on first leading yourself (phases 1-3) and secondly being a high performing leader (phase 4). To be able to lead high performing teams, the first four phases are critical as a team, organisation or community culture are only as good as the behaviours the key influencer is modeling.

The 10 Elements of Leading High Performing Teams

Breaking The CEO Code Craig Johns Phase 5 TEAM - 10 Elements of Leading High Performing Teams

Leading high performing teams requires:

  1. Create DIRECTION & meaning through shared mission, vision, values & beliefs;
  2. Develop clear ROLES & responsibilities to build team culture;
  3. Establish diverse professional RELATIONSHIPS that are supportive, enjoyable & dependable;
  4. Provide a collaborative LEADERSHIP style through consistent influence & direction;
  5. Foster GROWTH through creative risk-taking, problem-solving & information sharing;
  6. Promote REWARD, recognition & reflection strategies to ensure accountability;
  7. Clarify PROCESS & structure to enable commitment & method of cooperation;
  8. Build TRUST & resilience through healthy confrontation in a safe psychological space;
  9. Enable IMPACT through clear outcomes & team performance goals; &
  10. Create a safe psychological space for vulnerability & open honest COMMUNICATION.
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