active CEO #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

active CEO Podcast #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

active CEO #130 Alison Hill Building Leadership Potential Remotely

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Alison Hill about building leadership potential remotely, understanding human behavior, why performance needs to be number one in business cultures and what does high performance look like?

We also deep dive into how we can effectively have hard conversations online, why incidental leaders are rising to the top, culture based connections and how do we hear more voices?

Alison Hill – Building Leadership Potential Remotely

Alison Hill is an award-winning business women, psychologist, CEO of a 3-time AFR Fast 100 company Pragmatic Thinking and is the author of two best-selling books, Dealing with the Tough Stuff and Stand Out. She is someone who loves supporting people through the tough conversations and transitions at work, is the host of the Stand Out Life podcast, a keynote speaker and a professional Head-Mechanic.

Alison has a Bachelor in Behavioral Science Psychology from Charles Darwin University and Griffith University. Her career has included roles as a Rehabilitation Counselor at CRS Australia, Pain Management Counselor at IMConcepts, Psychologist at Wisemind Psychology, Managing Director at Change Works and currently the CEO of Pragmatic Thinking.

Alison talks about:

  • Growing up as a child that asked the world why.
  • Being a deep thinker, who could see patterns and stand back and take things in.
  • The collective experiment of human behaviour.
  • Seismic changes for workplaces.
  • Significant changes in leadership communication.
  • Every strategic plan being brought forward to what do we do now.
  • Have we really been more productive in 2020?
  • Having a choice of what work can mean for us.
  • What ever was there in our culture before is now being amplified.
  • Human nature to fall into habits and patterns,
  • How to develop leadership potential remotely,
  • What you can learn about people through online body language.
  • Being really strategic and conscious around the communication channels.
  • Cultures who don’t focus on performance first wont be around for long.
  • Clarity on behaviour equals greater performance,
  • TV quality studio for virtual learning and engagement,

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“What ever was there before is being amplified” Alison Hill intimately discusses company culture when working remotely, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Pragmatic Thinking www.pragmaticthinking.com
Stand Our Life Podcast
Alison Hill www.alisonhill.com.au
Alison Hill LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fromalihill/
Alison Hill Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alihill
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Stand Out Life Alison Hill Book
Dealing With the Tough Stuff Alison Hill Book

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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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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Fierce Conversations www.fierceinc.com
Luis Gonzáles LinkedIn
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Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
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