active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Karthik Madugula Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour

active CEO Podcast #112 Karthik Madugula Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour

active CEO Podcast #112 Karthik Madugula Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Karthik Madugula about the Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour, channelling your focus, taking control of your feelings and our impact on the world.

We also delve into facing body image issues, when sharing is not caring, the importance of first seeking to understand and how COVID-19 is changing the world we know.

Karthik Madugula – Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour

Karthik Madugula is a gifted influencer, known as the Happiness Consultant and Karma the life coach, who grew from a career in mechanical engineering, working with leading mining group Rio Tinto, to one of the leading psychologists and speaking coaches in India. He is a young leader creating ripple effects all around the world as he shares his story, knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the world.

He studied a Bachelor of technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Behaviour and Management Sciences and a Masters Degree in Psychology from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. His career has included engineering roles at Next Era Energy Resources and Rio Tinto; co-founder of mobile app, Echo; Associate Psychologist at Dr Preena Kohli & Associates, Founder of Sakar Counseling Centre; and Keynote Speaker, Coach and Facilitator with Speakers Institute.

Karthik talks about:

  • Being an academic superstar at school in Hyderabad, India.
  • From the centre of attention to facing body image issues.
  • Studying at the Indian Institute of Technology, which is the equivalent of Harvard in India.
  • Lack of community and human connection in the Australia.
  • Being clueless is a greater problem than being jobless.
  • You can’t always believe to see, you have to see to belief.
  • Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour.
  • Set all fears aside, then inspiration has a space inside of you.
  • Share with the right kind of people and they will give you some solutions.
  • Take care of your feelings is the number one thing people must do
  • We are living like tenants in this life, not like owners.
  • Ask yourself how can you be better today than what you were in the past.

Active CEO Performance Tip

Create Your CEO Legacy – Having a purpose in life and aligning it to the work that you do is important if you wish to enjoy what you do, be productive and perform at a high level. Some people have a desire to go beyond the world they work in and leave a legacy for future generations to benefit from. CEO Legacy is all about finding a greater purpose through a project or movement that creates a ripple effect across an area, industry or the world. A great example of this is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is guided by the belief that every life has equal value. They wish to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. What is your legacy?

Tweets

“When you surround yourself with people who are massively obsessed with their purpose, you also get sucked into that energy.” Karthik Madugula talks about surrounding yourself with the right people, on the active CEO Podcast.

“All of us are selling lemonade. All that makes the difference is the flavour you add to the drink. It just needs to be your flavour.” Making your mark on the world with Karthik Madugula, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Karthik Madugula LinkedIn
Karthik Madugula Facebook
Karthik Madugula www.karthikmadugula.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Fuel Your Body For Leadership Performance Read Article
How Exercise Enhances A Leaders Performance Read Article
Four Basic Fundamentals Of Being A High Performing Leader Read Article
How To Be A High Performing Leader In 2020 Read Article
Four Ways To Overcome CEO Loneliness In 2020 Read Article

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active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Dr Paul White 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

active CEO Podcast #110 Dr Paul White 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Dr Paul White 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Paul White about the 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation, building trust and loyalty in the workplace and why people want to feel appreciated.

We also delve into working with Dr Gary Chapman, the author of The 5 Love languages; perceived authenticity; leading with appreciation remotely; and how to best to close the gap between what we currently teach, educate and train with what we do and how we know how we learn best.

Dr Paul White – 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

Dr Paul White is a psychologist, global speaker, international consultant and the author of four incredible books, including New York Times Best Seller, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace which he co-authored with Dr Gary Chapman (famous for the 5 love languages), Rising Above A Toxic Workplace, Sync or Swim and The Vibrant Workplace. He is a world leader in building organisational appreciation, who has worked with organisations such as Microsoft and NASA, and is a proud grandfather of six, Dr Paul White.

Focusing on “making work relationships work”, he has a Ph.D in Counselling Psychology from George State University, a Masters Counselling from Arizona State University and a BA Christian Education from Wheaton College. A lifetime devoted to teaching leaders and organisations on how to communicate authentic appreciation has been the backbone to his career as a psychologist at Prairie View Inc, Director of Family Coaching at Navitas, and currently, the Owner/President of Family Business Resources and Appreciation at Work.

Paul talks about:

  • Starting out as an observer and over time developing into a leader.
  • What needs do you see out there that aren’t being met?
  • New York Times best seller The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.
  • Created Motivating by Appreciation Inventory online assessment.
  • 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation with Dr Gary Chapman.
  • Praising or complementing someone with Words of Affirmation.
  • Focused attention and listening to people during Quality time.
  • Help people get things done that they value through Acts of service.
  • Connect people through Tangible gifts that show you know them.
  • Spontaneous celebrations in the workplace through Physical touch.
  • People want to feel valued and appreciated beyond their production and performance.
  • 79% of people leave a job do so because of a lack of appreciation.
  • People want to be appreciated by all members of an organisation.
  • Remote employees like visual connectivity.

Active CEO Performance Tip

Improve your CEO PERFORMANCE HABITS – Some of your habits aren’t supporting being a high performing leader or leading high performing teams. Remove negative habits and replace them with positive ones. 3 Steps to improving your CEO Performance Habits: 1. Identify and write down your positive and negative performance habits. 2. Then establish ways to move negative habits into positive ones or remove them. 3. Monitor them daily.

Tweets

“Not so competitive in leadership senses. If people are leading well, them I am happy to follow them” Dr Paul White discusses knowing when to lead and when to follow, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Its about the leadership and understanding the importance of their people.” Workplace Appreciation with Dr Paul White, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Dr Paul White www.drpaulwhite.com
Appreciation at Work www.appreciationatwork.com
Dr Paul White LinkedIn
Dr Paul White Twitter
Motivation By Appreciation Inventory www.mbainventory.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

5 Languages Of Appreciation In The Workplace Purchase Book

Fuel Your Body For Leadership Performance Read Article
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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 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast #106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kathy Robinson about the Athena Principles, how a vacation to Alaska began her wellness quest, having an ultramarathon mentality, the layers of Wall Street and becoming an entrepreneur.

We also delve into the wellness taboo, transitioning out of a career in financial audit and risk, one size fits one, developing a wellness program based on risk principles and why having a life outside of work is so important.

Kathy Robinson – The Athena Principles

Kathy Robinson is a former Fortune 500 corporate disciple who found her inner self through becoming an author, speaker and certified wellness coach with Athena Wellness. She is a passionate wellness coach who has infectious energy, completed her first ultramarathon at age 54, lives by the philosophy “one size fits one” and is the author of The Athena Principles

Her career has involved senior executive roles in Audit at Credit Lyonnais, Citi, Morgan Stanley and ADP, before embarking he an author, speaker and certified wellness coach. As an auditor she assessed the wellness of Fortune 500 corporations, now she assess personal lives as they navigate through personal midlife transitions.

Kathy talks about:

  • Having an immigrant mentality of a hard work ethic.
  • Drive to wanting to have a different side of life for herself.
  • Why she felt she couldn’t make an impact in CITIbank with 340,000 staff.
  • Ending up burnt out, while loving work at JP Morgan
  • Making the decision to Investment in herself through health and wellness.
  • Why she was dying and withering on the vine.
  • Retiring at age 55 from the corporate world, just before COVID-19.
  • Why she never really identified with her corporate life.
  • The Athena Principles.
  • Wellness is based on risk management principles.
  • Wellness is the things that you do, the result of how we feel is well-being.
  • There is nothing that I can tell a client that they already don’t know.
  • What is One size fits one.
  • Most important Athena Principle right now is self-compassion.
  • Sustaining productivity over time requires an Ultramarathon mentality.
  • What it was like to cross an ultra-marathon finish line at age 54.
  • Listening to a lot of podcasts and coming up with lots of business ideas

Active CEO Performance Tip

Listening Is The Sound Of Intelligence – Do you find yourself talking more than other people in the room? Listening is the art of understanding and connecting with people. Many people think they need to speak more to be heard and show they either understand a topic or have the answer. Asking a question and intentionally focusing on listening is the art of intelligence. 3 ways to be more intelligent. 1. Ask a question 2. Listen intently 3. Ask another question

Tweets

“We want to lead authentically, but do we bring our whole selves.” Kathy Robinson speaks about being the workplace wellness whisperer, on the active CEO Podcast.

“By taking care of yourselves and taking that investment, you are going to show up in a way that is more to people.” Kathy Robinson speaks about the benefits of the Athena Principles, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Kathy Robinson LinkedIn
Kathy Robinson www.athenawellness.com
The Athena Principles Link
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Book – The Athena Principles Amazon

Fuel Your Body For Leadership Performance Read Article
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How To Be A High Performing Leader In 2020 Read Article
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