active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

active CEO Podcast #116 David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with David Lindsay about Getting Knocked Down Snap Into Action, 5 Steps Towards Improved Vitality in the Workplace, transforming people’s lives through Speakers Institute, overcoming adversity and a passion for coaching.

We also delve into creating a mindset shift, resilience of being a professional athlete, leaders step up in crisis and “when I do it I don’t buy drinks”!

David Lindsay – Knocked Down Snap Into Action

David Lindsay is a former cage fighter, creates mindset shifts from ‘boss’ to ‘coach’, and is a keynote speaker on improving workplace vitality. He is a family man from Sydney who taking things to extremes by pushing his body to its limits, is a proud supporter of Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia, and once broke his arm in a professional arm wrestling competition in the USA

David has a Diploma in Fitness, Health & Physical Education/Fitness from Fitness Institute Australia and has been trained by the Speakers Institute. His 5 steps towards improved vitality SNAP, NAP, TAP, CLAP and RECAP have been developed over years and years of trials and tribulations working in sport, fitness and business.

David talks about:

  • Preparing for his first professional boxing fight.
  • Transforming lives with Speakers Institute.
  • Mindset approach on COVID-19
  • When tough situations come out that’s when the cream rises to the top.
  • Playing Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs rather than Cronulla.
  • Overcoming the setback of snapping his arm while Arm Wrestling.
  • In the real world, no one is going to let you win
  • There is nowhere to hide in the world.  Be ready!
  • When COVID-19 first hit, I didn’t know what to do, short term it was uncomfortable.
  • Snap Into Action
  • When the rock starts to sink the true leaders step up.
  • How a wrestling coach inspired him to become a coach
  • Leadership approach of being tough but fair
  • Creating rituals to snap into action
  • Nap, knowing how and when to step away from work
  • Tap and evolve
  • Clap and celebrate with those around you.
  • Recap through continuous never ending improvement in everything you do.
  • I don’t want to live with regrets, so just do it

Active CEO Performance Tip

“With great power comes great responsibility” – As Spiderman once said, while sharing his wisdom. As a leader you not only have a responsibility for yourself, your family and your people, but also for the industry you work in and humankind. We are not leaders if we shy away from inappropriate behaviour and negative decisions. We have a responsibility to ensure that the industry we work in grows in a positive manner as the actions of the negative few can have a harmful effect on everyone. Ask yourself the question, is these actions and behaviour moving the industry forward or taking it backwards? What is the consequence to human beings as a result of these actions and behaviours? How responsible are you as a leader?

Tweets

“Good captains, they don’t go down with the ship, they manage to fix it and sail it into port.” People want to be led with David Lindsay, on the active CEO Podcast.

“You can’t change what you are but you can change what you become.“ David Lindsay talking about making choices, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Need that element of fear if that I don’t perform my position will be taken from me.” Taking yourself out of your comfort zone with David Lindsay, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

David Lindsay www.davidlindsay.com.au
David Lindsay LinkedIn
David Lindsay Facebook
David Lindsay Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #115 PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness

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PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness

Productivity is not what you produce. Productivity is what you accomplish!

Performance is the state or quality of being productive. It is a state of mind that you consciously choose. The state or quality of being productive is the completion of a task with application of knowledge, skills and abilities. In a workplace it refers to how employees behave and how well they perform their roles and responsibilities. For an employee, performance may refer to work effectiveness, quality and efficiency at the task level.

Charles Duhigg defines productivity as “making certain choices in certain ways” that moves us from being “merely busy” to “genuinely productive”

People have 100% control over personal productivity, our individual output over certain period of time.

We often make the mistake of equating just being busy with being productive, but they aren’t the same thing. We all have 24hrs in a day. It is about how can you make the most of of your hours and create lasting habits of achievement and fulfillment instead of chasing endless lists of tasks. In other words, work smarter, not harder

HAPPINESS

Happiness is those things that make life worth living. It is the greatest recruitment and retention tools in the world. Productivity and performance increases when people feel happy and enjoy what they do. As Sydney J. Harris mentioned, “Happiness is a direction, not a place“.

Have a workplace that encourages happiness is where employees differences are nurtured, there is transparency, value is added to employees rather than taking it away, there is shared meaning and purpose, and it is intrinsically rewarding. Your culture is your brand!

People want to do great work, that matters, make a differences, and magnifies their strengths, not their weaknesses. They want to find meaning in their work. This has been shown to increase motivation, engagement, empowerment, career development, job satisfaction, individual performance and personal fulfillment, and decreases absenteeism and stress.

Leaders can provide an environment where there is work-life flexibility, balance, positive reinforcement, reduced micro-management, employee personal and professional investment, small wins are celebrated with fun and has perks that aren’t payrises.

Where is your ATTENTION and what is your INTENTION?

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 with Craig Johns Fiona Robertson Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Fiona Robertson about the rules of belonging, lessons learnt in culture working at Oglivy and IBM, listening with intention, and the Intersection between culture and strategy.

We also delve into living outside your comfort zone, you have to notice before you choose, being a warm authoritative leader, a coach is not a friend and having an obsession with human interaction.

Fiona Robertson – Culture Is The Rules Of Belonging

Fiona Robertson is a culture change expert who has 30 years experience with blue chip corporates around the world. She loves bringing people on the change journey, is a master of managing group dynamics, and genuinely cares about the work that she does, the people she interacts with and the impact it makes on the organisation. Fiona is known as a passionate, caring, deeply committed and relentless leader of change.

Her education included a BA English Literature at Monash University, an Executive MBA from the London Business School, is certified as an Executive Coach from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, and is a certified Company Director from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fiona’s career has included roles in marketing, communications, consulting and human resources at companies such as Ogilvy, Kiboodle, Growth Solutions Group, Right Management and National Australia Bank. She founded Robertson Consulting Services in 2017, to help leaders and business owners create the culture they need to execute strategy.

Fiona talks about:

  • Experiencing turbulent change when her parents divorced.
  • Igniting a love of language and fascination with the human condition.
  • The extraordinary similarities between countries but vast differences in cultures.
  • We all look at the world through our own unique lens.
  • Our ability to predict the future is becoming less and less.
  • If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
  • What characteristics are needed to be an effective leader of cultural change?
  • Need to be nimble to respond to the marketplace.
  • Humans adopt the behaviour that is considered successful in the group that they join.
  • Our brains are very good at keeping us safe; they believe that to belong is to be safe.
  • Culture is the rules of belonging.
  • Leading with core values with a combination of empathy and high expectations.
  • When you are changing something, tell them the ten things that are not changing.
  • Pay attention, culture should be continually nudged as strategy changes.
  • A coach is person who is there to challenge and support you in equal measure.
  • If you want to change something in life you have to notice what you are doing now.

Active CEO Performance Tip

Own Your OWN FREEDOM – Are you content with how you are living your life or the way that you might be living someone else’s life? Find the passion, happiness & direction in your life. What fuels the fire in your belly? What are you willing to sacrifice to fulfill your passion? What allows you to feel content and fall asleep at ease? What is your purpose and direction in life? Questions to ask yourself – 1. What makes you come alive. 2. What are your innate strengths. 3. Where do you add greatest value

Tweets

“Everyone looks through their own lens at the world. Meet people where they are. Attempt to see the world through their eyes. Listen intently to what is said and not said. Try to imagine yourself dealing with the pressures with who ever you are speaking with is dealing with on a day to day basis, because everybody has them.” Fiona Robertson on the rules of belonging, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Our brains are very good at keeping us safe, they believe that to belong is to be safe. They will resist consciously and unconsciously a change to the rules of belonging.” Discussing how the human brain reacts to change with Fiona Robertson, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Living inside your comfort zone makes you feel safe but prevents you from trying the things that you make you more successful.” Fiona Robertson describing living inside your comfort zone, on the active CEO Podcast.

“People perform best when they know they are fully supported, so any form of failure or mistake is a beautiful learning opportunity.” Being a supportive leader with Fiona Robertson on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Fiona Robertson www.fionarobertson.com
Fiona Robertson LinkedIn
Fiona Robertson Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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The Rules Of Belonging Fiona Robertson Book

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