active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast #150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Liz Goddard about the future of fractional teams, helping small businesses scale, inheriting her family business as a teenager and the biggest problems CEO’s have.

We also delve in fitting small businesses with flexible teams, how to increase the success of new hires, building expert remote teams and living with intention.

Liz Goddard – Future Of Fractional Teams

Liz is an exceptional leader who grew up in a world of entrepreneurial ventures, lost her first business in the 2008 recession, thrived as a Director of Human Resources and has a passion for helping small businesses scale through her remote fractional staffing company, Bosun. She is an innovative entrepreneur who helps small businesses remain nimble and profitable in any economy, is an expert on fractional remote teams and is leading one of the fastest growing Fintech companies in Atlanta

Her education includes a Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University, and she inherited her first business at 19 years old and was the Director of HR at Priority Payment Systems, prior to founding Bosun Solutions with her best friend Nicole.

Liz talks about

  • Taking over family business at 18 years old.
  • Lost her first business during the recession.
  • The challenge of letting people go.
  • Future of fractional teams.
  • Hiring people is not about the resume.
  • What would our dads need if we had this business.
  • How do we make this business recession proof.
  • Fitting small businesses with flexible teams.
  • Confidence in your pricing and now your value.
  • Focus on deliverables and owning processes.
  • Fractional teams is the future of small businesses.
  • Living with purpose and being very intentional.

Tweets

“Its not being needed, honestly speaks to your leadership, more than a team that constantly feeling like you are the person with the answers.” Liz Goddard speaks about true leadership, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Biggest problem that CEO’s have is they think they are the only people who can do it.” Why many small businesses fail to scale with Liz Goddard, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Liz Goddard LinkedIn
Bosun Solutions www.bosunsolutions.com
Bosun Solutions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bosunsolutions/
Bosun Solutions Instagram
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020

Tweets

“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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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.

Tweets

“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
Penny Locaso Instagram
Penny Locaso LinkedIn
Penny Locaso Facebook
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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