active CEO Podcast 107 Craig Johns Create Your Own MBA NRG2Perform Coaching Speaker

active CEO Podcast #107 Create Your OWN MBA

active CEO Podcast 107 Craig Johns Create Your Own MBA NRG2Perform Coaching Speaker

By Craig Johns

Create Your OWN MBA by building your own learning, collaboration & movement. Do you find you are learning little about a lot of things, but not a lot about things that make a difference?

How often do you find yourself scrolling through social media, glancing over emails, listening to random podcast episodes and skimming through LinkedIn or other articles? Are you actually drilling deep into areas or topics that you can really benefit from, and making them stick?

If you think about a speaker, musician, dancer, athlete, singer or even artist, they spend hours of deliberate practice honing their craft. Wouldn’t it be wise if you did the same for your career or enhancing your expertise?

Create Your OWN MBA

It’s time for you to build your own learning, collaboration & movement. Develop out a personal development plan. Your own personal MBA of how you will upgrade a skill or set of skills so you have the competency and confidence to be a thought leader, expert authority or just to advance your career or depth of knowledge. How can you self-knowledge , self-learn, self-understand and self-actualise?

You are probably thinking, how do I start to Create Your OWN MBA? Here are 5 steps you can take to create your own MBA:

  1. Checklist – Write down a list of skills you need to learn and why.
  2. Priorities – Prioritise which skills are most important for your new way of working, living or understanding  
  3. Plan – Develop a personal development plan of what, how, who and by when.
  4. Research – start reading articles and books, listening to podcasts or viewing videos that are specific to the skill or topic area you want to learn.
  5. Create – write an article, chapter blog; produce a podcast episode, record a video or even produce a series or talks.

Create Your OWN MBA

There are lots of opportunities to learn in this world, paid and free, if you don’t give yourself enough deliberate time, space and focus dedicated to learning something, then you want get the results you need to stand out from the crowd.

It all starts with a question. What do you want to solve, understand or interpret? How will you Create Your Own MBA? Are you ready to start?

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.

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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?

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“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:

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Deep Listening Performance Oscar Trimboli

active CEO Podcast #55 Oscar Trimboli Deep Listening Performance

Deep Listening Performance Oscar Trimboli
Oscar Trimboli – Deep Listening

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Oscar Trimboli about how Deep Listening benefits performance, being a student of people, going beyond the first context, leadership identity, and managing people at Microsoft and Vodafone. We also discuss the five levels of listening, the art and science of listening, the barriers to listening, and teaching a hundred million people how to listen.

Oscar Trimboli – Deep Listening Performance

Oscar is a leader who loves experiential learning, connecting people to their passions and creating impact beyond words. We go deep into the world of listening as “every human wants to be listened to, yet what they crave is to be heard”.

He has an MBA Marketing from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Graduate Diploma International Company Directors from the Australian Institute of Company Director, an Organisational Coaching Cert 3 – Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, and is a Gallup Strengths Coach.

His career has involved sales, business development and marketing roles at Peoplesoft, Professional Advantage, Vodafone, Microsoft and Polycon. At present he is a speaker, author and mentor with Oscar Trimboli Pty Limited and head of coaching faculty for The Marketing Academy Australia.

Oscar talks about:

  • How going to school with 23 nationalities taught him to be open to different ideas.
  • Using “Tell me more” to explore what you are hearing a little bit deeper.
  • Managing Dyscalculia’s and always being a student of people.
  • Developing Microsoft protégé for graduates at Microsoft.
  • Teaching a hundred million people how to listen.
  • How do leaders take a long-term perspective while delivering on short-term results.
  • How do leaders have the presence of mind not to react always?
  • What’s the legacy you really want to leave when you are no longer on this planet?
  • On a quest to create one hundred million deep listeners in the world.
  • ”If you can’t achieve your goal in your life time then it is ambitious enough to chase.”
  • Getting listening into school teacher curriculum.
  • All the great disasters are beautiful examples of the lack of listening.
  • The biggest myth about listening is to be focused on the speaker.
  • I speak at a 125 words at a minute, you listen at 400 times a minute.
  • We listen in black and white and listening in colour is what deep listening is all about.
  • We cant listen to anybody else unless we a clear and available.
  • Silver is putting away all the distractions, gold is to learn to listen what is not said at the Listening Olympics.
  • Crucial element of communication, we never ask for a second opinion.
  • Why is listening implied in education rather than being taught?

Active CEO Performance Tip

Own Your Own Space – If you have one skill and you are really strong at it, it can be easily copied allowing a competitor to get a step ahead in your space. If you stack your skills you can own your own space, get a step ahead of your competitors, be the authority and be the expert in your field.

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“Use metaphors, analogies and stories because it connects with the most innate emotions in humans. Yet most leaders will talk about KPIs, performance benchmarks, dashboards and everybody will fall asleep.” The power of stories as a leader with Oscar Trimboli, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Oscar Trimboli www.oscartrimboli.com
Listening Myths www.listeningmyths.com
Oscar Trimboli Blog
Oscar Trimboli LinkedIn
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