Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #172 Dianne Driscoll Course Correction Compass for Change

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #172 Dianne Driscoll Course Correction Compass for Change

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #172 Dianne Driscoll Course Correction Compass for Change

Course Correction Compass For Change

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dianne Driscoll about the Course Correction Compass for Change, taking personal responsibility for change, resilience and growth, and duty of care as a leader. 

We also talked about the importance of placing the human first during change, spirituality and its connection to leadership, Spiritual AF! Podcast, and her dads career advice. 

Dianne Driscoll Course Correction Compass for Change

Dianne studied a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, is an accredited Prosci® / ADKAR Change Practitioner and certified Life Coach. She is the recipient of the Global Best Practices Award by software giant SAP, for a complex change, training and communications program designed and implemented for an iconic international food company.  

Her early career included Chemistry technician, analyst, security and change management roles at companies such as Abbott Diagnostics, Aire Laboratories , Cisco Systems, Zento / Powerlan, Reuters, and Campbell Arnotts

The 2019 Ambisie Storyteller of the Year, the Author of Positive Change: Life & Leadership Lessons From Corporate Burnout, a former butchers apprentice, most importantly a mum to a beautiful teenage daughter.

Dianne talks about:

  • Coping with mental health issues during her teenage years
  • Catalyst behind her early years of career
  • Biggest changes on the way people approach Change Management
  • Common things that allowed change to happen inside an organisation
  • How to support people through change
  • What’s changing and why?
  • Importance of Storytelling
  • Course Correction Compass for Change
  • Learning to adapt with change
  • How to reset this compass in your life
  • Compass is blend of identity and purpose
  • Going out of her comfort zone for the Spiritual AF! Podcast 

Tweets

“Remember change is a personal thing, yes you maybe trying to mobilise an organisation through change, but at the end of the day it’s every individual’s relationship with change”

“Be very clear about WHAT’s changing and WHY it change”

“If you keep fighting against something then at the end of the day you’re left with a decision”

“Change has never been this fast and it will never be this slow again”

“Everything changes in one way or another, whether you are changing it or someone else is imposing it”

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Recommended Reading:

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #171 Grant Herbert The People Builder

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #171 Grant Herbert The People Builder

The People Builder

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Grant Herbert about The People Builder, emotional intelligence, parenthood and leadership, authenticity and living in a super VUCA world. 

We also delve into the power of vulnerability, neuroscience, a journey of imperfection, developing as a leader, emotional and social intelligence, and the performance trap.

Grant Herbert – The People Builder

Grant Herbert is an Emotional Intelligence Expert known as the People Builder, Executive Leadership Coach and Founder of People Builders Institute. He is a genuine down to earth human being with 5 amazing children, who loves helping people be their best authentic self.

With a background in neuroscience, positive psychology and social and emotional intelligence, he has a focus is on empowering today’s great technical managers to become exceptional leaders in a VUCA world. His career includes roles in the Australian Army, National Hire Group (Now Coates Hire) and Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration before becoming self employed in the Professional Development industry.  

Grant Herbert talked about:

  • How do we allow the past to shape the future
  • Lessons from parenthood into leadership
  • A super VUCA world
  • The power of vulnerability
  • Being left on a doorstep as a baby
  • The story we make up inside our head
  • The compounding effect of give meaning to life 
  • Unconditional love
  • The people builder
  • The performance trap
  • Work on your own identity
  • Start with self approval 
  • What could I do differently moving forward?
  • Reprogramming your mini me
  • Leaning into the voice inside your head
  • Getting leadership right is difficult
  • Emotional intelligence and social intelligence
  • Perform out of a position of self approval

Tweets:

“Performing is what you do. Your identity is who you believe you are and who you believe you aren’t.” Grant Herbert talks about identity on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Expose yourself and make mistakes. Mistakes can be your greatest teacher if you filter through your own self approval.” Turning mistakes into lessons with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Manage your response to it and manage your behavior, rather than manage your emotions.” Emotional and Social Intelligence with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Who I am didn’t change. What I do didn’t change. How I did it changed.” Gran Herbert on dealing with change on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Grant Herbert www.grantherbert.com
Grant Herbert LinkedIn
Grant Herbert YouTube
Grant Herbert Instagram
The People Builder Podcast
People Builders www.peoplebuilders.com.au
People Builders Institute www.peoplebuildersinstitute.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #170 Veronica Llorca Leading With Cultural Agility

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #170 Veronica Llorca-Smith Leading With Cultural Agility

Leading With Cultural Agility

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Veronica Llorca-Smith about leading with cultural agility, being a global citizen who has lived in 9 countries, and an emerging thought leader on culture, diversity, equity and inclusion.

We also dive into bringing her children up in.a multilinguil environment, inclusive leadership, being aware of conscious or unconscious bias, and ensuring everyone has a voice and knows their voice matters.

Veronica Llorca-Smith – Leading With Cultural Agility

Veronica Llorca-Smith had lived in 9 countries and speaks 6 languages, including Mandarin, she has a wealth of corporate experience in retail and B2B businesses from around the world. A humble, vibrant and human centric leader who founded Sea Line Asia a freight Forwarding Company, has her own publication Smiling World, speaker on people and culture, is a triathlete and beautiful mother of two daughters.

She has a master’s in international business and Marketing from the Complutense University of Madrid and a bachelors in International, Business and Economic Law from the University of Salamanca. Veronica brings 18 years of corporate experience in leadership roles managing and developing large teams for world-class companies like Apple and Estée Lauder.

Veronica Llorca-Smith has talked about:

  • Growing up in a multi-cultural world
  • Moving to China as her first role
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Inspiring great leaders she look up to
  • Leading with cultural agility
  • How leadership is evolving across the world
  • Digitalisation of the workplace
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Differences between Apple and Estee Lauder
  • Importance of active listening
  • How to tackle cultural diversity
  • Setting the tone in meetings
  • It’s ok to be vulnerable as a leader
  • Last time doing for a first time

Tweets:

“It’s more important to teach you how to lose, than to teach you how to win.” Veronica Llorca-Smith on her dads advice on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“What I will leave for you is languages and a University degree, so that you don’t need anyone to find a way or find a job.” Lessons from Veronica Llorca-Smith’s dad on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Cultural Agility is not something that you read about, it’s something that you experience.” The importance of having cultural agility as a leader with Veronica Llorca-Smith’s on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“The moment you start to create value and to create content for yourself, you start to build a network.” Becoming a thought leader with Veronica Llorca-Smith’s on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Veronica Llorca-Smith www.veronicallorcasmith.com
Veronica Llorca-Smith Linkedin
Veronica Llorca-Smith Facebook
Veronica Llorca-Smith Instagram
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast Danny Abdallah – The Power of Forgiveness

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #169 Danny Abdallah The Power Of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Danny Abdallah about The Power of Forgiveness, being an incredible human being, launching the i4give foundation with his wife Leila, and sharing a message of hope and forgiveness across the globe after tragically losing 3 children and a niece.

We also speak about leadership, managing a company during COVID, the importance of gratitude and forgiveness and turning tragedy into a miracle. 

Danny Abdallah – The Power of Forgiveness

Danny Abdallah is dedicated to shifting people’s mindset of disappointment, bitterness, anger, separation, and hatred when things don’t quite go to plan in this world, to realise peace and joy through the power of forgiveness. There is nothing more healing or miraculous, than a moment of reconciliation, a moment of forgiveness.

As an established and highly successful business person, he is the co-founder, shareholder, and director of Rock Form Group, a Sydney based construction company. 

I am honoured and privileged to introduce you to a humble and deeply caring father, passionate Canterbury Bulldogs Rugby League fan and Co-founder of the i4Give Day Foundation

Danny Abdallah talks about:

  • Most Joyful experience and highlight of 2022
  • A Mentor/ Role Model that had a huge influence to him
  • Catalyst to start his own business
  • About fulfilling a dream
  • What he enjoys about leading people
  • The Area he had to work on as a Leader
  • Thought choices during the Covid
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • How his family’s life changed after the accident
  • Remembering the Accident
  • Experiencing hardship in life helps you understand hard moments in life
  • How long it took to forgive the driver
  • You need to have a forgiving heart
  • Establishing i4give foundation and i4give day
  • Turning Tragedy into miracle 

Tweets

“It’s the little days that make the big day matter, and if you can enjoy the grind more than the glory you will be successful.” Being. a successful leader with Danny Abdallah on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Never choose a job, choose a boss because they make a massive role. Don’t chase the money, find someone and let them mentor you, follow suit on what they are.” Leadership through the eyes of Danny Abdallah on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“I was in a point where I had to surrender, I said God this is bigger than me I surrender this to you.” Danny Abdallah talking about the power of forgiveness on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Danny Abdallah LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-abdallah-81b66079
i4give Foundation: https://www.i4give.com/
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #168 Rebecca Maklad Leadership & the DNA of Purpose

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #168 Rebecca Maklad Leadership & the DNA of Purpose

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #168 Rebecca Maklad Leadership & the DNA of Purpose

Leadership & the DNA of Purpose

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Rebecca Maklad on Leadership & the DNA of Purpose, Chakra Intelligence, and being a Thought Leader and Speaker on the DNA of Purpose.

We also dive into epigenetics, Future Crunch and the world of keynote speaking and influence. 

Rebecca Maklad – Leadership & the DNA of Purpose

Rebecca Maklad is residing in Sydney, Australia, our guest has an acute eye for talent, a natural ability to empower people to rise up and stand tall, and share their voice, lives and breathes changing the story of the human race in the 21st Century, and is curious about the DNA of Purpose.

She has Diploma of Media & Communications from the Sydney Institute of Business & Technology, a certificate 3 in Counselling and is a Board Member of Project Gen X and Hark Angel Foundation. 

Her career has included Event and Sales roles in Sports TV, Partnerships & Marketing management at ODE Management, CEO & Director of Future Crunch and a former 2SM radio announcer, Founder of Chakra Intelligence, Thought Leader and Speaker on the DNA of Purpose.

Rebecca talks about:

  • What is the most purpose driven leadership in the last month?
  • Living and embodying your purpose
  • We are not taught to listen
  • The Greatest influence in her life is Nature
  • Characteristic of her dad that shaped her
  • Leadership & the DNA of Purpose
  • Believed that an organization can’t have a purpose
  • You are born with your purpose
  • Purpose is an Energy in motion
  • Our Purpose is like our DNA
  • Epigenetic Factors
  • View Purpose as way of being and embodiment
  • Purpose will ask us to disrupt the status quo
  • The Chakra System and Chakra Dance
  • Having a good Methodology to expand as a Leader

Tweets

“The question is not how I find my purpose, the question is how do I start embodying who I am.” Rebecca Maklad talking about Purpose on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Purpose is an energy in motion.” Taking a different perspective on Purpose with Rebecca Maklad on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“So the Idea is that our purpose is like DNA, it is a unique blueprint, it is innate to who we are, it is not something that we wait for and it is not something that we leave.” The Purpose of DNA with Rebecca Maklad on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Rebecca Maklad www.rebeccamaklad.com 
Rebecca Maklad LinkedIn
Rebecca Maklad Facebook
Rebecca Maklad Instagram
Future Crunch: www.futurecrun.ch
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-johns-active-ceo-nz
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

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Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #167 Vanessa McCamley

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #167 Vannessa McCamley Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #167 Vanessa McCamley

Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Vannessa McCamley about Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success, dealing with constant change and information overload, and applying neuroscience in real life situations.

We also dive deep into conversation about increasing performance, productivity and revenue through the power of neuroscience, leadership, storytelling and business performance strategies. 

Vannessa McCamley – Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success

Vannessa McCamley  is the author of recently released “Rewire for Success” and is a key facilitator of the IAG Insurance Leading Change and one of 12 facilitators globally to roll out Microsoft Change Management & Coaching program to 15,000 Leaders.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Macquarie University, Marketing management executive Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and studied in sales, behaviour profiling and an Advanced Diploma in Neuroscience of Leadership. 

Her career has included Marketing roles at Microsoft, Kronos and Trend Micro before making a career shift to found the neuroscience company Link Success and consult for EnHansen Performance.

fascinated by peak mental performance in the workplace and is passionate about helping people be more resilient, innovative, happier and healthier employees.

Vannessa talks about:

  • Who her most outstanding leader is
  • Explaining BURNOUT or what is BURNOUT?
  • Neurochemical Perspective
  • Neuroscience for Leadership
  • Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success
  • Confusion between GOAL and WISH
  • Being adaptive on the Changes on your life
  • Finding and understanding her purpose in life
  • What does a real GOAL look like?
  • Doing anything in a brain friendly way to avoid Burnout
  • Why people aren’t using Business storytelling
  • Visualising the Problems and the options to change it
  • Applying Neuroscience in Real life situations
  • Understanding where are you having your best ideas
  • Recharging your Brain
  • Learning a lot from writing her book 

Tweets

“Setting my own goals and expectation of what I want to achieve but at the same time being kind” Vannessa McCamley talks about Recharge Your Brain & Rewire For Success, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast

“Once you’ve done it over and over and over and over again, so when you are creating a new wiring within the brain it’s about that repetition, it’s doing over and over again and over time it gets easier.”Talking about neuroscience with Vannessa McCamley on the Inspiring Great Leaders

“When you know what you purpose is and you know what you direction is, it’s more easily to make decision based going on that path.” How to deal with constant overload with Vannessa McCamley on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Vannessa McCamley LinkedIn
Vannessa McCamley Facebook
Link Success www.linksuccess.com.au
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Rewire for Success book

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #166 Dr Barbara Dalle Pezze The Unexpected Gift

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze

The Unexpected Gift

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze about The Unexpected Gift and dive deep into the inner work of leadership and cross-cultural diversity.

We also talk about conscious leadership, the importance of radical leadership, and gender and inter-generational collaboration.

Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze The Unexpected Gift

Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze is an internationally recognized generative coach, leadership development expert, divorce specialist and author of Essays on Boredom and Modernity and recently launched The Unexpected Gift.

With 18 years of global experience living and working in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Europe and The USA her cross-cultural communication and effective relationship building experience gives her a distinctive perspective on personal, interpersonal and group dynamics.

She holds a Ph.D. in Ontology from The University of Hong Kong, a Masters in Counseling (CBT) from Monash University (Australia), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and Organization from LUISS Business School, (Italy). 

Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Renaissance Experience LLC, John Mattone Global Inc certified coach and master trainer who is known to combine incredible intellect, heart, passion and instinct.

Dr. Barbara talks about:

  • Reinvent Globally by the way we live, the way we connect and the way we interact
  • Our life is so much more than we can see and imagine
  • Curiosity of what was different through each country she lived in
  • Philosophy taught her to explore
  • The Unexpected Gift 
  • 2 Options in front of diversity
  • Leaders need to be conscious of diversity
  • Needs to learn about the other person’s frame of reference
  • An element to be aware of diversity is ‘HUMILITY’
  • Managing conflict with a capacity for conflict
  • Catalyst of writing “The Unexpected Gift”
  • 7 steps going through a traumatic experience
  • Having radical friends that will help you
  • Being open to idea of mentors and role models
  • What is an Inspiring Great Leader?

Tweets

“It is the experience of being stretched of what you would consider and go beyond not only your imagination but the zone your imagination might get you.” Talking about The Unexpected Gift, with Dr Barbara Dalle Pezze, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“I realized that no matter how much you pay attention to what’s going on, how much energy and effort you put on what you think is the right way, you are always limited in the way you understand the world” Dr Babara Dalle Pezze takes on a journey of how we see the world, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Having a mindset that it is an abundance mindset, that it is focused on success and it is an optimistic mindset, it is a mindset that see possibilities”The mindset of possibilities, with Dr Barbara Dalle Pezze, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze LinkedIn
Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze Facebook
Dr. Barbara Dalle Pezze www.barbaradallepezze.com
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

THE UNEXPECTED GIFT: Emerging Anew After The Unthinkable Book

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #165 Simon Severino Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Simon Severino about business resilience with strategy sprints, entrepreneurs are forces of nature, developing reliable revenue systems and the future of blockchain technology. 

We also dive into ways to accelerate growth for an agile business, closing B2B business in 14 days, transferring what he learnt in triathlons to business dashboards, developing an avatar of high energy clients and what would the best father do at this time in the moment? 

Simon Severino – Business Resilience With Strategy Sprints 

Simon Severino is the CEO of Strategy Sprints, where they help entrepreneurs scale their online business to secure business resilience and repeatable revenues. He is the host of the Strategy Sprints podcast, a keynote speaker in agile strategy and sales, TEDx speaker and leader of a global team of coaches. 

From Rome, Italy he has studied Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Vienna and innovation of products and services at MIT Sloan School of Management. Simon is the author of Strategy Sprints and Habits of Success, writes for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines about scaling digital businesses, and is a member of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. 

Simon talks about: 

  • Entrepreneurs are forces of nature. 
  • Creativeness of entrepreneurship is part science & part art. 
  • Wanting to be a crazy explorer and adventurer. 
  • Fascination with AI, robotics and blockchain. 
  • The impact of Socrates, Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan on his life. 
  • From management consultant to expert at go to market strategy plan.  
  • Developing reliable revenue systems. 
  • Increase frequency by shortening the sales process to 3-6 weeks.  
  • Closing faster online with awareness to closing in 14 days. 
  • Relationship building sequence and business resilience. 
  • Daily and monthly business reflections 
  • Are we moving in the right direction at the right time?  
  • Setting criteria to establish successful high value clients  
  • A filter system between marketing & sales department. 
  • The importance of being genuinely curious about the person.  
  • From listening to intentionally commercial teaching.  
  • Blockchain technology is the most relevant thing happening on the planet right now.  
  • Good regulation will bring order and health into the Blockchain system. 
  • Launch of his new book Strategy Sprints 

Tweets 

“Entrepreneurs are forces of nature. They create something out of nothing. They find problems in the world. They are frustrated by something. Why do I have to wait so long for something?” The uniqueness of entrepreneurs, with Simon Severino, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Strategy Sprints http://www.strategysprints.com/ 
Simon Severino Twitter 
Simon Severino LinkedIn 
Simon Severino Facebook 
Strategy Sprints Instagram 
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 Reading: 

Strategy Sprints: 12 Ways to Accelerate Growth for an Agile Book
Habits of Success: What Top Entrepreneurs Routinely Do in Business and in Life Book

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #164 Unmish Parthasarathi Power of Storytelling in Sport

Power of Storytelling in Sport

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Unmish Parthasarathi about the Power of Storytelling in Sport, bridging the communication gap, the crossroads of decision making in life, and how cricket can impact, influence and inform a corporate dynamic. 

We also delve into fan inclusion as the future of fan engagement, imposter syndrome, the world of media, the changing tide of innovation and turning a lemon into a best-seller. 

Unmish Parthasarathi – Power Of Storytelling In Sport 

Unmish Parthasarathi is a storyteller, change agent, digital media expert and start-up innovator in emerging markets. Unmish brings a rare mix of competencies that includes multi-media content creation, video-based product development, strategy & sales coupled with a deep understanding of partnership development and cross-cultural collaboration in Asia & Europe. A passionate cricket fan, travel enthusiast, cross-cultural enabler, and loves harnessing the power of listening in storytelling, 

He has lived in Delhi, Johannesburg, New York, London and Singapore, helping enable diverse organisations grow their relevance, reach or revenue by helping tell a better story. Unmish has a Bachelors Degree in History from St Stephens College; a Masters International Relations from the University of Cambridge; an MBA Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the London Business School and an MBA Entertainment, Media & Technology on Exchange at NYU Stern School of Business.  

His career has included roles as a TV Reporter for Star News in India where he interviewed cricket superstars Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar; digital media roles at IMG Media, Press Association, World Sailing League, BBC, ESPN STAR Sports and NewsCorp; Global Head of Digital Sales at ICC; and is currently the Founder of Picture Board Partners, Mentor Sport Tech Tokyo and Steering Committee Member for GoSports Foundation.  

Unmish talks about: 

  • Playing competitive cricket in Delhi, India. 
  • Gratitude, humility and reflection being the greatest story of 2021. 
  • Fragility of life has been very humbling. 
  • The sandbox you play in. 
  • Finding his space in the world of media. 
  • The crossroads of decision making in life. 
  • Why his cricket coach was a big father-figure and mentor. 
  • Humans are hard-wired for story.  
  • Power of Storytelling in Sport 
  • The relationship between story and trust.  
  • There is a lot of noise and imposter syndrome in the world.  
  • Gender equality, race and mental health have become an important part of athletes. 
  • Athletes letting fans into their backyards. 
  • Innovation is culturally situated and doesn’t need to be a big bang. 
  • Imran Khan and Martin Crowe being inspiring great leaders beyond sport. 
  • Start-up nation of Israel, Singapore and New Zealand.  

Tweets 

“It’s an instinct, it’s an emotion and it’s a muscle which is inculcated by someone you trust, which is a parent, a grandparent or somebody else. You almost associate the verbal gymnastics, the painting of pictures with a very positive, trusted and assured experience. And I don’t think it ever leaves us.” Talking about the power of story on trust with Unmish Parthasarathi on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/unmish 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/unmish  
Twitter https://twitter.com/unmish1  
Picture Board http://www.pictureboard.asia/  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-johns-active-ceo-nz 

Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure Inspiring Great Leaders

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #163 Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure

Dane Jensen The Power Of Pressure Inspiring Great Leaders

THE POWER OF PRESSURE

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dane Jensen about The Power of Pressure, why pressure isn’t the problem it’s the solution, high stakes pressure moments and being pressure ambidextrous. 

We also delve into leading ourselves before others, how to navigate pressure for the long-haul, what happens when pressure builds, the discipline of active awareness of pressure and the unconscious competency of being in a flow state. 

Dane Jensen – The Power Of Pressure 

Dane Jensen is the CEO of Third Factor, where they study the science of performance from the sports field to the Board room and help leaders be more effective, creative and resilient under pressure. Dane loves disarming your biggest pressures, is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and a former Monitor Deloitte employee who lives in Toronto Canada with his wife and three children 

He is an instructor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and is affiliate faculty with the UNC Executive Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his work at Third Factor he has had exposure to thousands of high performers—from Olympic gold medallists to Navy SEALs, politicians, executives and busy parents, which has led to his newly released book, The Power of Pressure. 

Dane talks about: 

  • The high-pressure parent moment that made his heart stop. 
  • Why pressure isn’t the problem it’s the solution. 
  • The pressure equation and how to use them for a positive outcome.  
  • Is pressure just an internal thing? 
  • Pressure is in the response to a situation. 
  • What happens to our body under pressure? 
  • The Power Of Pressure.
  • Differences in short term peak pressure vs long-term pressure. 
  • Flow and unconscious competence. 
  • The differences in pressure between business leaders, NAVY Seals and Olympic athletes in how they utilise pressure to increase their performance. 
  • Pressure follows patterns and develops in predictable ways. 
  • How we can power through “peak pressure moments”? 
  • Nailing the peak pressure moments that can make or break a big sale, a crucial meeting, or define a career. 
  • The importance of collaboration and communication in successful leadership.
  • The ability to be less like a thermometer and more like a thermostat. 

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“The amount of uncertainty we can tolerate is related to the importance we place on something.” Dane Jensen talks about the Power of Pressure, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Dane Jensen https://danejensen.com/  
Dane Jensen LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danejensen/  
Dane Jensen Twitter https://twitter.com/danejensen  
Third Factor https://www.thirdfactor.com/  
Inspiring Gr”eat Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Viewing: 

The Power of Pressure Book