active CEO Podcast 131 Influence Collaborative Leadership

active CEO Podcast #131 Influence COLLABORATIVE Leadership

active CEO Podcast 131 Influence Collaborative Leadership

Influence Collaborative Leadership

How to provide a collaborative LEADERSHIP style through consistent influence & direction.

What is collaborative leadership? It is all about how people interact across functional and organizational boundaries.

It requires cognitive diversity as collaborative leadership will not be successful if you are collaborating with a team of individuals that think the same, have similar backgrounds and experience, or even occupy the same hierarchical positions.

Collaborative leadership is a powerful way to inspire creativity and innovation, which requires divergent thinking and conversations.

Trust, reliability, integrity and honesty is so important for collaborative teams as it isn’t just about people working together.

It is important to create a psychological safe space were people feel secure, valued and trusted.

As a leader your role is a connector who has the ability to link people, divergent ideas and resources that wouldn’t normally converge with one another. Connectors are critical to collaboration.

To be a collaborative leader, there are 7 qualities to be prepared for:

  1. take risks
  2. be an active listener
  3. show passion for what you do
  4. have an optimistic mindset
  5. simplify for your people
  6. actively manage tension and strong personalities
  7. have the confidence to share credit

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active CEO Podcast 129 Craig Johns Establish Diverse Professional Relationships

active CEO Podcast #129 Establish Diverse Professional Relationships

active CEO Podcast 129 Craig Johns Establish Diverse Professional Relationships

Establish diverse professional RELATIONSHIPS that are supportive, enjoyable & dependable.

Diversity in leadership and teams is most spoken about as of gender or race. I believe that the some of the most profound diversity we experience in life is related to the diversity of thought. This allows the greatest opportunity for innovation and high performing teams to occur.

Establish diverse professional relationships is all about creating an environment that encourages diversity of thought, diversity of perspective, diversity of opinion.

To create a diversity of thought you need to surround yourself with people who have diverse experiences. Differences in learning styles, industries, race, gender, socioeconomic backgrounds and influences. None of the differences are more potent than the other. It is the collective diversity that matters.

By bringing together people who come from different perspectives at the table, the solutions that we bring to our clients, the way we interact, and the relationships we build with our clients and ourselves are going to distinguish ourselves from our competitors. 

It is important that you create an environment were people maintain their individuality, rather than groupthink, which can occur when we surround ourselves with like minded people. You want people who look through different lenses, listen through different ears and speak with different voices.

3 Areas of diversity that provide greater organizational performance:

  1. Intentional recruitment of diverse employees;
  2. Develop diverse integrative programs rather than diversity programs; and
  3. Create an environment where diversity of thought, perspective and opinion is rewarded.

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active CEO Podcast #128 Luis Gonzales Develop Your Intercultural Competency

active CEO Podcast Luis Gonzales Develop Your Intercultural Competency

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Luis Gonzales about why you should Develop Your Intercultural Competency, treating your staff like a VIP guest, powerful lessons learnt at the Ritz Carlton and what it takes to own Fierce Conversations.

We also delve into the art of establishing rapport as a leader, breaking from the victim mindset, following your passion and being curious about other cultures.

Luis Gonzales – Develop Your Intercultural Competency

Luis Gonzales is a master facilitator who has worked with executives and leaders of large companies such as Microsoft, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, specialises in workplace performance and productivity, and knows the importance of multicultural competency and global team building. He is a professional people manager, two times winner of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; and is passionate about music of all kinds, world travel, yoga, and surfing

His education includes a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from the University of Cambridge, a BA Magna Cum Laude International Studies and a MA International Policy Studies Culture & Area Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Luis has extensive experience as a facilitator, communications specialist, academic director and HR Manager at companies such as Microsoft, Education First, UST Global, Marriott Hotel, KEM Intercultural Group and Ritz-Carlton.

Luis talks about:

  • Growing up in a multicultural environment in Compton, California.
  • Being curious around what the rest of the world is doing and why.
  • Why his grandfather was his greatest influence walked from Mexico.
  • Lessons from the Ritz Carlton’s philosophy of investing in your people.
  • Everyone is a VIP, everyone gets treated the same as everyone else.
  • Establishing rapport and relationships as a leader.
  • Let your leash out a little bit, let them fall and learn from it.
  • People avoid conversations because of the fear of the unknown.
  • Breaking out from the victim mindset
  • Spend time in the front line with staff that are front-facing.
  • Experience and develop some empathy for what other people do in different roles.
  • Develop Your Intercultural competency.
  • What can we as a human race do to have more empathy and understanding with each other.
  • Follow your heart and passion, because that’s when you are happy.

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