active CEO Podcast 143 Vulnerable Open Honest Communication

active CEO Podcast #143 Vulnerable Open Honest COMMUNICATION

active CEO Podcast 143 Vulnerable Open Honest Communication

Vulnerable Open Honest COMMUNICATION

As leaders it is important that we create a safe psychological space for vulnerability & open honest communication.

Great leaders create a space for effective communication, whereas poor leaders allow poor communication to occur by itself.

Communication should always be a dialogue, not a monologue, and therefore ensure everyone has a voice at the table, is heard and respected.

To ensure people have trust to be vulnerable enough to display open and honest communication, they first need a safe psychological space. Remember, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Richard Branson describes communication as the most important skill a leader can possess”.

SAFE PSYCHOLOGICAL SPACE

Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.” … A solid team should be able to bounce ideas off each other, strengthen action plans, help solve issues and provide support to each other.

Psychologically safe team members “feel confident that no one on the team will embarrass or punish anyone else for admitting a mistake, asking a question, or offering a new idea.” 

Psychological safety is as important to team or company success as employee experience and workplace culture.

Simon Sinek notes in the Circle of Safety “leadership reduces the threats people feel inside the group, which frees them up to focus more time and energy to protect the organization from the constant dangers outside and seize the big opportunities.”

VULNERABILITY

Vulnerability has traditionally been viewed as a weakness in the workplace, and the thought of being exposed — flaws, imperfections, challenges, and all— is, for most people, completely terrifying.

But the conversation about vulnerability in our culture is starting to change. And as it turns out, being vulnerable at work isn’t a liability — it’s an asset.

Dr. Brené Brown defines vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” She also notes that “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable.”

OPEN HONEST COMMUNICATION

Being clear, open and honest gives the impression of authenticity and integrity, essential foundations for true collaboration.

Open and honest communication leads more quickly to a mutual understanding and respect for a difference in views, interests and needs.

As a leader how will you create a safe psychological space for vulnerability & open honest communication?

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active CEO Podcast #142 Penny Locaso Hacking Happiness

active CEO Podcast 142 Penny Locaso

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Penny Locaso about hacking happiness, her fascination with human behaviour, the busy epidemic, microbravery and leaders transforming from an expert into an experimenter.

We also talk how she overcome imposter syndrome at Shell, human connections, positively impacting the lives of others, being present in a moment and success as a by-product of happiness

Penny Locaso – Hacking Happiness

Penny is an internationally acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker, educational innovator and creator of The Intentional Adaptability Quotient® (IAQ), A world-first Hacking Happiness measurement tool and educational program. She is the CEO of HackingHappy.co, one of Australia’s most influential female entrepreneurs, and a passionate entrepreneur who has partnered with prestigious brands such as Google, Microsoft and Deloitte, Penny Locaso.

Her studies have included an MBA in Marketing and Management from Swinburne University and has held numerous volunteer roles at organization’s such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Australia Indigenous Community Volunteers, and the Smith Family. As a manager, Penny has held roles in marketing and commercial at Shell, been a Board Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, co-founder of the FBOMB show, activator at SheEO, and faculty member at Singularity University.

Penny talks about:

  • Living on a farm and go hiking in COVID.
  • Conversations in nature with her son.
  • Her fascination with Human behaviour.
  • Why do p[people operate in different ways.
  • Each company speaks a different language.
  • Determining what success is.
  • Hacking Happiness.
  • What makes me happy is my compass.
  • Happiness is a practice, mindset and behaviour.
  • Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you.
  • Eject more joy into each day.
  • The busy epidemic.
  • Our brain does its best work in default network mode.
  • Leaders must transform from an expert into an experimenter.
  • Intentional adaptability.
  • Busy equals bullshit.
  • Telling yourself that you are busy, makes your mind go faster.
  • Put yourself out in the world.

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“My life is full, but I am doing things that I love?” Hacking Happiness with Penny Locaso, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you, knowing that you can come out the other side just a little bit better than what you were before. Because you have the right skills, the right resources and the right structure around you to make that happen.” Penny Locaso defines happiness, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Hacking Happy www.hackinghappy.co
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Penny Locaso LinkedIn
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active CEO Podcast #140 Dr Amir Rashidian The Stressproof Life

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On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Amir Rashidan about The Stressproof  Life, early signs of compounding stress, why living homeless was scarier than living in Iran during the war, and how dyslexia taught him to think in auditory.

We also delve into the success dilemma, the four stages of stress, the power of chiropractic in treating young children in distress, and if you look for it, you will find it.

Dr Amir Rashidan – The Stressproof Life

Dr Amir Rashidan is the author of The StressProof Life, chiropractor business owner, advocate for drugless health solutions and promotes health is your birth right. A remarkable man, Amir serves on the Board of Habitat For Humanity, has survived growing up in a war torn country and overcoming financial crisis, and enjoys quality time with his wife Brandi and three beautiful children.

He has a BSc. Chemistry from The George Washington University, BSc. Human Biology from the National University of Health Sciences and Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences. His career has included Chiropractor roles at Injury Center of America, Woodbine Chiropractic and has owned the Mid-Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic, since 2006

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  • Scariest moment was moving to USA with $500 and being homeless.
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  • What can governments do to reduce homelessness.
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  • Choosing to believe that the human body can do amazing things.
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  • Stress is a force that causes change in your life.
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  • Take care of your body, it is the only one you are going to get

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“7 years old and you are in this dark place, the bombs are dropping and you are scared. You look to the person you depend on the most, and this person was dad.” The power of  positivity with Dr Amir Rashidian, on the active CEO Podcast.

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