Inspiring Great Leaders Nic Marks Feeling Fast and Thinking Slow

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #162 Nic Marks Feeling Fast & Thinking Slow

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Nic Marks Feeling Fast and Thinking Slow

FEELING FAST & THINKING SLOW

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Nic Marks feeling fast and thinking slow, 5 ways of wellbeing, the unintended consequences of our lifestyles, remote and hybried working, and the tension between good lives now and good lives in the future. 

We also delve into his The Happy Planet Index TED talk with over 2.5million views, happiness is a social emotion, the power of the Friday Pulse, how COVID has landed very unevenly for people, the quarterly cadence and how do we live happily and sustainably as a species? 

Nic Marks – Feeling Fast & Thinking Slow  

Nic Marks is an independent policy adviser, speaker, statistician and author who is best known for his work on The Happy Planet Index. He is a leader in happiness, wellbeing and quality of life, and a person how had a fascination with the Power of 2’s. 

His studies include a MA Maths and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, Diploma, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Master’s of Science in Operations Research, and a Master’s of Science Change Agent Skills and Strategies at the University of Surrey. Nic’s career includes being the founder Centre for Well-being at New Economics Foundation, being the CEO & Founder of Happiness Works and Friday Pulse.  

Nic talks about: 

  • Creating simple ways of improving wellbeing. 
  • Why statistics is his sword. 
  • Data keeps me honest, as long as I ask the questions and listen to the data. 
  • Feeling lost because he thought he would take over the family confectionary business. 
  • Was dismissive how important money was at the beginning to happiness. 
  • Understanding that he had something to contribute. 
  • Quality of Life indicator in 1994 with Tim Jackson and Manfred. 
  • Jacinda Ardern’s policy manifesto is on wellbeing. 
  • Physical activity is the fastest way out of a bad mood. 
  • Be engaged with the world in the moment. 
  • How remote working is shifting our happiness and why hybrid will become the norm. 
  • Feeling fast and thinking slow. 
  • Drivers of positive workplaces and cultures. 
  • How do you get the right data to the right people at the right time 
  • Statistics are where you are and using questions to ask where you can go.  
  • Loving the rhythm of one foot in front of the other 
  • I don’t have ideas, ideas have me 

Tweets 

“I don’t have ideas, ideas have me.” Feeling fast and thinking slow with Nic Marks on the Inspiring Great leaders Podcast. 

“Good lives do not have to cost the earth.” Nic Marks talks about the Happy Planet Index, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

“A great life is not only one you are contributing to; it is one that you also enjoy.” Talking about happiness with Nic Marks on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Nic Marks www.nicmarks.org 
Nic Marks Twitter 
Nic Marks LinkedIn 
Friday Pulse www.fridaypulse.com 
Friday One www.fridayone.com  
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Viewing: 

Happy Planet Index TED talk Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index 

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

PERFORMANCE STATE OF MIND

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Jo Brown about performance state of mind, high performance, power of belief and holding space, Cool Runnings and being unstoppable.  

We also delve into what separates the great athletes from the other elite high performers, driven by giving back, having an exit strategy, dealing with doubt, selecting the people around you and internal moments of precision.  

Dr Jo Brown – Performance State Of Mind 

Dr Jo Brown lives and breathes high performance, is a Performance Coach & Consultant and Sports Physiotherapist, knows what goes on in elite performers minds and thrives on the power of self-belief. Her natural genius is in helping people find the right performance state especially just before they are about to go out and perform.  

She is the founder of Purpose2perform, The Sports Physico and Performance State with over 20 years’ experience working with elite athletes such as Jamaican Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake, the Australian Beach Volleyball team, Grand Slam tennis players, the Australian Swimming team and even the Jamaican Bobsled team.  

Jo talks about 

  • Are you going to react or respond in the moment?  
  • Wanting to be an Olympian. 
  • In built drive and self-belief. 
  • Not seeing cultural differences. 
  • What separates the great athletes from the other elite high performers. 
  • Relentless without being ruthless and reckless. 
  • Performance state of mind.
  • True high performers can do it more than once. 
  • Humans first, Olympians second.  
  • Have greater belief than the fear itself. 
  • Different capacity to control their own internal pressure switches. 
  • Instinct is a result of the work you have done before.  
  • True high performers have an exit strategy 
  • Helping athletes through the transition out of sport. 
  • Quarantine. 
  • Doing everything it takes for the team to succeed. 
  • Taking the jump to be full focused in high performance 
  • Nelson Christian Stokes “The Real Cool Runnings story” 
  • Performance is a choice, dream big and then take a first step 

Tweets 

“How do you walk away from being great for a chance at being unstoppable?”.  Talking with Dr Jo Brown about Performance State of Mind, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

“Absolute clarity around who they are, who they want to interact with, what they want to achieve and they are just unstoppable in the pursuit of that. So meticulous in the process and planning. Capacity to execute no matter what happens. They tend to be very good at picking the people around them. The people in their corner.” Dr Jo Brown discusses a high performer, on the Inspiring Great leaders Podcast.  

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
Dr Jo Brown Linkedin 
Dr Jo Brown Instagram 
The Sports Physi-Co www.thesportsphysico.com.au 
Purpose2Perform www.purpose2perform.com  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Listening: 

Purpose2Perform Podcast 

 

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #160 David Kidder New To Big Igniting Growth

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #160 David Kidder New To Big Igniting Growth

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #160 David Kidder New To Big Igniting Growth

NEW TO BIG IGNITING GROWTH

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with David Kidder about New To Big igniting growth, finding your proprietary gift, the interior life of leaders, 3 jobs of a Founder, and venture investing entrepreneurship. 

We also delve into creating an idea killing machine, the only way to go faster is to do less work, not being a well-rounded person, breaking the addiction of always being right, enabling permission and how did you bet your life? 

David Kidder – Igniting Growth New To Big 

David Kidder is an experienced entrepreneur and an angel investor in over 40 companies, co-founder and CEO of Bionic, growth transformation and innovation expert, and best-selling author of New To Big. He is an pioneer, an early angel investor in SpaceX and Airbnb, ignites growth revolutions and loves helping people build a permanent ladder to the moon.  

He has a BA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of technology, received ID Magazine’s International Design Award, and was the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. As an entrepreneur and businessman, he has co-founded Net-X, SmartRay Network, Renaissance Integrated Solutions, All Option Return, and Clickable.  As a New York Times best-selling author, David has produced The Intellectual Devotional Book Series, The Startup Playbook and most recently New To Big. 

David talks about 

  • Apple computers inspiring an interest in what’s inside. 
  • Having the space that allows people to consider things. 
  • Business-building vs company-building. 
  • Finding your proprietary gift. 
  • Clickable solving skill friction across platforms. 
  • 5 critical lens to view the world through before you bet your life on something. 
  • The company is a direct reflection of the CEO.  
  • How far are you willing to go? 
  • Having high conviction and non-consensus. 
  • Bionic unlocking new growth and competitiveness. 
  • What the CEO believes is possible, will limit what the company will do. 
  • Working in the science of experimentation. 
  • Thinking about growth mindset as lenses. 
  • Creating value that helps customers stay in a problem with you for several years. 
  • Your gift is your mind, when you decide.  

Tweets 

“This isn’t about a one-off innovation moonshot. It’s about building a permanent ladder to the moon.” Discussing innovation with David Kidder on the Inspiring Great leaders Podcast.  

“You can’t live or lead through a lens of fear if you want to create growth.” Having a growth mindset with David Kidder on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

“When your daily actions are in concert with your higher beliefs, you have a credible claim to inner peace.” Talking with David Kidder on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
David Kidder www.davidskidder.com
David Kidder Linkedin 
David Kidder Twitter
David Kidder Instagram
On Bionic www.onbionic.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn  

Recommended Reading: 

New To Big Book www.newtobig.com  

 

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast Jessica Kiely Craig Johns High performance Leadership

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #159 Jessica Kiely Building A Human Connection

BUILDING A HUMAN CONNECTION

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jessica Kiely about building a human connection, having an entrepreneurial mindset, shifting a perspective and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

We also delve into being part of the Speakers Institute Corporate team, a love of teaching and learning, the Natural Perfume Collective, and having close relationships with a highly successful and driven entrepreneur.  

Jessica Kiely – Building A Human Connection

She has a brilliant mind for entrepreneurship, is a specialist in non-verbal communication for influence, an engaging speaker and facilitator with over 20 year’s experience with Fortune 500 companies, co-author of Amazon best-seller Business Woman, and the founder of the Natural Perfume Collective.  

 It’s a privilege to introduce to you an inspirational leader who is known for her vivacious energy, heart-centred approach, solving challenging puzzles, being a super connector and nurturing rising talent, Jessica Kiely. 

Jessica talks about

  • Having an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • The Responsibility that sits on your shoulders.
  • Building a mastery in teaching and facilitating.
  • Learning a start-up mentality from her dad.
  • Interested in shifted a perspective and way of thinking.
  • Being an investigator.
  • Having lots of plates spinning. 
  • Relentless pursuit of excellence.
  • Close relationships with a highly successful and driven entrepreneur.  
  • Adapting to being online and how to build the human communication.
  • Pauline Nguyen as an inspiring great leader. 
  • Responding to divorce and rethinking everything.
  • Natural Perfume Collection. 
  • Quantum and time.

Lean into Inspiring Great Leaders

Jessica Kiely LinkedIn
Jessica Kiely Instagram
Jessica Kiely Facebook  
Natural Perfume Collective www.naturalperfumeco.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn  

RESOURCES 

Business Woman Book

 

 

active CEO Podcast Eric Partaker The 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

active CEO Podcast #157 Eric Partaker 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

active CEO Podcast Eric Partaker The 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Eric Partaker about the 3 Alarms to peak performance, having a heart attack mid-flight, solving the world’s biggest problem and only 2% of people reach their full potential. 

We also discuss drive, a lack of adherence, stepping through the fear door, going the extra mile in getting a role at McKinsey, Skype being sold for US$4 Billion, and what would a 100 pound burrito taste and look like at Chilango. 

Eric Partaker – 3 Alarms To Peak Performance  

Eric is a Peak Performance CEO Coach, former Skype Leader and McKinsey & Co consultant, Chilango Co-Founder and author of The 3 Alarms. A guest judge on the apprentice, Eric is a motivational speaker, a CEO of the Year, and has been described as one of Britain’s most disruptive entrepreneurs by The Telegraph. 

He studied philosophy, History and Literature from KU Leuven, has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, is a certified High Performance Institute Coach and has served an apprenticeship under Stanford University Behaviour Design Lab Professor BJ Foggs  His career has included being a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Head of Business Development Global eCommerce at Skype, Co-Founder and CEO of Chilango, Chairperson of the Supper Club and member of the Young Presidents Organisation.  

Eric talks about 

  • Consulting, scaling up skype, starting a restaurant and peak performance. 
  • Only 2% of people reach their full potential. 
  • Having a lot of drive and the constant pursuit. 
  • Working 100-hour weeks & having a heart attack while mid-flight, while working at Mckinsey. 
  • How can I perform at a high level without sacrificing my own life and relationships? 
  • Strategically line up a job at McKinsey and the biggest lesson learnt. 
  • Realising Skype was going to be massive and determining where the gaps were. 
  • Hiring two chefs who worked at the top two restaurants in the world. 
  • What stops people fulfilling their potential. 
  • Professional versus an amateur. 
  • Using intentionality with The 3 Alarms. 
  • “If you don’t have anything to aim for, you have nothing to measure against.” 
  • Identity, productivity and antifragility. 
  • The Fear Door. 
  • The Peak Performance Masters Program.  

Tweets 

“What if I could solve the world’s biggest problem? Because of 98% of people are leaving something on the table, then too me it must be the world’s biggest problem.” Talking about peak performance with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast 

“Just step through the fear door and there is infinite potential on the other side.” Overcoming our own mental barriers with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast. 

“Recognise that we are already antifragile physically, we just need to bring that up into our heads mentally. Life becomes one big training camp. It’s a mental gym.” Eric Partaker talks about antifragility and The 3 Alarms, on the active CEO Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
 

Eric Partaker www.ericpartaker.com  
Eric Partaker Facebook
Eric Partaker Instagram 
Eric Partaker Youtube  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn  

Recommended Reading: 

The 3 Alarms Book Eric Partaker