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active CEO Podcast #94 Mike Nishi Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race

active CEO Podcast Mike Nishi Chicago Event Management Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race Craig Johns Speaker
Mike Nishi – General Manager Bank of America Chicago Marathon

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Mike Nishi about Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race, risk and crisis management in mass participation events, closed loop environmental sustainability strategies and the power of collaboration.

We also discuss the Nike Breaking2 Project, partnering with Abbotts World Marathons, why he ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon at the age of 13 years old, and why placing community at the center of event management decisions is so crucial.

Mike Nishi – Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race

Mike Nishi is the General Manager of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a global leader in environmentally sustainable events, and is described as professional, highly organised and forward thinking leader. A dedicated family man, he is an avid runner and cyclist, completed his first ever Chicago marathon at the tender age of 13 years old, and is a board member for Girls on the Run Chicago

He started out as an intern, while at school, before becoming an employee for the Chicago Event Management company in 1989. Currently, his role is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations looking after the organisation of the Chicago Marathon, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, Girls on the Run and the Nike Breaking2 project in 2017.

His role oversees the production of all Chicago Event Management events with a particular focus in event operations, emergency response and sustainability logistics. Over a decade a go he founded the Race Management Program, ten years ago, to provide an intimate forum for race organiser’s to share ideas and find solutions to create unforgettable event experiences.

Mike talks about:

  • Running my first Chicago Marathon in 4hr 25min, as a 13 year old.
  • 3 decades working with Carey Pinkowski at Chicago Event Management.
  • Growing the Chicago Marathon from 5,000 to 45,963 finishers.
  • Safety and security being the number one priority following 9/11.
  • Planning for the unknown and unexpected is very challenging.
  • Creating a forward command facility to protect the safety of athletes and the community.
  • Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race.
  • Creating sustainable partnerships with Abbott World Marathons.
  • The Bank of America Chicago Marathon environmental initiatives.
  • Closed loop sustainability program with compostable cups.
  • Using storytelling to share the journey of recyclable products.
  • Bamboo cups and Nike t-shirts made out of recycled plastic bottles.
  • Nike Breaking2 project to break the 2hr marathon mark in 2017.
  • Sponsorships Nike, Gatorade, American Airlines & Bank of America.
  • Aligning partner’s values in a collaborative arrangement.
  • Race Management Program to support the event industry.
  • Celebrating mistakes not on the outcome, but what you learnt
  • Incorporating Pilates and mediation in his daily routine.

Active CEO Performance Tip

SINGLE-task Not Multi-task For Productivity – If you try and multi-task, our brains move too fast, we lose focus and take on too much. In fact, the brain can’t actually multi-task and what it actually does is task switching. If you are task switching to often or too quickly, it slows down your response time and prevents you from completing tasks quickly, if at all. Break down your work into single tasks and block your time accordingly to the highest priority tasks. First, write down all your tasks. Second, prioritise your tasks according to low, medium and high priority. Third, schedule time specifically for high priority tasks first, in your calendar. Then delegate all medium and low priorities where possible. Plan your day so that you can single task to get the best productivity and performance as a leader.

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Michael Nishi LinkedIn
Michael Nishi Instagram
Michael Nishi Twitter
Michael Nishi Facebook
Chicago Event Management www.cemevent.com
Bank of America Chicago Marathon www.chicagomarathon.com
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohnsspeaker.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #91 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform 8 Ways To Own Your OWN Influence Breaking The CEO Code Leadership Performance

Craig Johns talks about 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence, the third phase of Breaking The CEO Code. OWN 8 teaches you eight ways you can own your own influence to enhance your performance and impact on the world.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

The world is constantly challenging us through disruption, competing priorities and competition for our attention; therefore we must take control of our own story and influence.

Your have to own your own life and realize that life is not a dress rehearsal. How much of your life do you really own and take full responsibility for?

You are the sum total of your decisions. You own the choices that you make. To enable the shift you need it starts with creating your own world inspired through a process of performance by design.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

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  2. Live Your OWN STORY
  3. Own Your OWN GRATITUDE
  4. Build Your OWN TRIBE
  5. Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY
  6. Be Your OWN CEO
  7. Own Your OWN SPACE
  8. Create Your OWN MBA

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active CEO Podcast How To Raise Your Energy Bar With CEO Periodization

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CEO Periodization

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  • Breaking a 3 month block into 4 week blocks, where you have 3 weeks which can be more intense, have higher levels of stress, travel regularly, and then one week, where you schedule no meetings, no travel, work less hours and spend time with your children and those most important to you.
  • Plan your recovery throughout the week, just like the Four Day Week, 6 hour day and tradies playing golf on Wednesdays concepts so that you can have higher levels of energy and performance.
  • You can only effectively concentrate and hold high levels of productivity for 45-90 minutes at one time before requiring a 15 to 30 minute break – 3:1 ratio – to reset your mental energy and focus so that you can maintain productivity and performance throughout an entire day.

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