active CEO Podcast Brian Sands - Solving Problems For Other People

active CEO Podcast #153 Brian Sands Solving Problems For Other People

active CEO Podcast #153 Brian Sands Solving Problems For Other People

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Brian Sands about solving problems for other people, how to manage a business through crisis, healthy people create successful businesses and you can’t wait for the crisis to finish.

We also delve into sliding doors moments, sandwich pressure of being in senior management, managing people from a different culture, stop the bleeding and simplify the complexity.

Brian Sands – Solving Problems For Other People

Brian is an organizational change specialist, independent advisor, living proof of how to survive and then thrive during crisis, and author of Stop The Bleeding – a mind shift through businesses crisis management. He is a wonderful leader who knows what resilience in the business world is all about, has a passion for thinking and doing everything differently and loves giving advice with impact through B1G1.

His education includes an advanced management program and a masters degree in Enterprise from the University of Melbourne, has completed an executive study at INSEAD, and a graduate of Company Directors Course from The Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brian’s career has included Managing Director at APM Group Australia, Regional Manager Victoria for Broad Construction, Non-Executive Director at 13th Beach Golf Links, has held interim General Manager and CEO roles at Arrow International, LSH Property Australia and Longevity Group Australia, and founded Sentiment and BrianSands.com.

Brian talks about

  • Creating something, making something and building something.
  • Managing a business through the stock market crash and recession.
  • If I could build buildings, I could build teams.
  • Parochial expertise will get you nowhere.
  • Where do you want to be and by when.
  • History shows that there are cycles in business.
  • Lean into the crisis moment to make something different.
  • Be the participant rather than a passenger in crisis.
  • I got a kick out of solving problems for other people.
  • Awakening about seeing and thinking about things differently.
  • Writing Stop The Bleeding.
  • Inspired by solving problems for other people
  • Strategy is a process of seeing, planning, thinking and acting differently.
  • People get caught up in the what rather than the why
  • How do I create a proposition out of a problem

Tweets

“You have just got to get on with it. It is up to you. You are in control of your destiny, if you want to be successful.” Brian Sands talks about how to manage a business through crisis, on the active CEO Podcast. 

“If you overly obsess about tomorrow, I think tomorrow will get worse and worse until you get there.” Brian Sands delves into stop the bleeding and you can’t wait for crisis to finish, on the active CEO Podcast.

“It took me down for a while. There was only one choice, turn the lights off and put the key in the door and deal with everything that came my way or roll my sleeves up and fight.” Creating a mind shift during crisis with Brian Sands, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Brian Sands www.briansands.com.au
Brian Sands LinkedIn
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
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active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast #150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

active CEO Podcast 150 Liz Goddard Future Of Fractional Teams

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Liz Goddard about the future of fractional teams, helping small businesses scale, inheriting her family business as a teenager and the biggest problems CEO’s have.

We also delve in fitting small businesses with flexible teams, how to increase the success of new hires, building expert remote teams and living with intention.

Liz Goddard – Future Of Fractional Teams

Liz is an exceptional leader who grew up in a world of entrepreneurial ventures, lost her first business in the 2008 recession, thrived as a Director of Human Resources and has a passion for helping small businesses scale through her remote fractional staffing company, Bosun. She is an innovative entrepreneur who helps small businesses remain nimble and profitable in any economy, is an expert on fractional remote teams and is leading one of the fastest growing Fintech companies in Atlanta

Her education includes a Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University, and she inherited her first business at 19 years old and was the Director of HR at Priority Payment Systems, prior to founding Bosun Solutions with her best friend Nicole.

Liz talks about

  • Taking over family business at 18 years old.
  • Lost her first business during the recession.
  • The challenge of letting people go.
  • Future of fractional teams.
  • Hiring people is not about the resume.
  • What would our dads need if we had this business.
  • How do we make this business recession proof.
  • Fitting small businesses with flexible teams.
  • Confidence in your pricing and now your value.
  • Focus on deliverables and owning processes.
  • Fractional teams is the future of small businesses.
  • Living with purpose and being very intentional.

Tweets

“Its not being needed, honestly speaks to your leadership, more than a team that constantly feeling like you are the person with the answers.” Liz Goddard speaks about true leadership, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Biggest problem that CEO’s have is they think they are the only people who can do it.” Why many small businesses fail to scale with Liz Goddard, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Liz Goddard LinkedIn
Bosun Solutions www.bosunsolutions.com
Bosun Solutions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bosunsolutions/
Bosun Solutions Instagram
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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Make a Difference Book

active CEO Podcast 147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

active CEO Podcast #147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

active CEO Podcast 147 Nathan Baird Innovators Playbook For Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Nathan Baird about Innovators Playbook For Leaders, Unilevers consumer connection, how Velcro was created, finding a relaxed space for ideas and why the consumer comes first.

We also delve into rediscovering your creativity, leadership is responsibility, staying fresh, and why we should fall in love with the problem and not the solution.

Nathan Baird – Innovators Playbook For Leaders

Nathan is the founder of Methodry, a design-led Innovation author, strategist and Speaker, and the creator of Innovator’s Playbook. He is a curious problem solver who is passionate about human centric design and experimentation, and understands the importance of better people, make better leaders.

Nathan has studied a Bachelor of Commerce Marketing & Management  (Honours) and a Masters in Marketing & Brand Management from Victoria University of Wellington. His career has included brand, marketing and manager roles at renowned companies such as Unilever, KPMG, DB Breweries and Clear. Wen he is not working on creative design thinking with Methodry, he is an ambassador for Good Design Australia.

Nathan talks about

  • How do you satisfy people’s needs?
  • Taking a customer centric approach to marketing.
  • The importance of experiencing the consumers needs.
  • Getting down to the why behind consumers needs.
  • It’s not about taking the first good idea we have.
  • You can’t build on an idea unless you build it and suspend judgement.
  • Who else comes up with a problem for this need?
  • What environment are you in to get your best ideas?
  • Bring ideas to life quickly and cheaply to test with customers.
  • Set success criteria up front.
  • Innovators Playbook for leaders.
  • Only 5% of innovation is successful.
  • Why being human as a leader leads to success.
  • Being creative and innovative with a lot of fun.

Tweets

“Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created.” Design thinking and the Innovators Playbook with Nathan Baird, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Four of the biggest blockers to individual and team creativity are behaviours, the brain, state and space” Nathan Baird talks about the Innovators Playbook, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Methodry www.methodry.com
Nathan Baird LinkedIn
Nathan Baird Twitter
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Innovator’s Playbook Book

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active CEO Podcast 146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change Craig Johns High Performance Leadership

active CEO Podcast #146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change

active CEO Podcast 146 Ciara Lancaster Reimagine Change Craig Johns High Performance Leadership

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ciara Lancaster about reimagine change, adaptive leadership, business transformation and change management is everyone’s responsibility.

We also delve into neuroscience, human behaviour, recoding your mindset, and successful people are very good at reframing things.

Ciara Lancaster – Reimagine Change

Ciara is a Change Fatigue & Resilience Specialist, author of ‘Reimagine Change’ and has a mission to recognise and rehumanise individuals to lead change by design, not default. A curious leader, who supports people through stress management, Ciara is a potential fulfillment and legacy focused coach, a supporter of suicide prevention charity R U OK?, and a mother of two energetic boys.

She has a B.Lib Psychology & Economics from the University of Sydney, a MBA program Organisational Change Management from UNSW Business School, a Compassion Cultivation Training from Stanford University and a Modern Psychology Diploma NLP practitioner & Coach from The Mind Academy. Her career includes Sales and manager roles at NewsCorp Australia, Southern Cross Austereo and Bauer Media Group, and spent time as a Change Manager at Deloitte Australia before founding Reimagine Change.

Ciara talks about

  • Backing yourself and know that you can learn along the way.
  • Need to be adaptive leaders.
  • Her fascination for human behaviour and being curious by nature.
  • Conducting change leadership interviews at Deloitte.
  • Bouldering the responsibility when you can’t share information.
  • Understanding how different business units expose growth.
  • Alignment of business transformation and innovation.
  • Understanding what stress is.
  • Our brain is always trying to keep us safe and for survival.
  • Everyone needs a coach.
  • Rehumanise change as a leader.
  • How to recode your mind.
  • Change fatigue, compassion fatigue and accumulative fatigue.
  • Loneliness epidemic and the effects on mental health.

Tweets

“Change is not done to people, its done with people.” Ciara Lancaster talks about reimagine change, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Balancing the chaos with the calm with the contribution.” Reimagining change with  Ciara Lancaster, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Reimagine Change www.reimaginechange.com
Reimagine Change Facebook
Reimagine Change Instagram
Ciara Lancaster Facebook
Ciara Lancaster LinkedIn
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Reimagine Change Book

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active CEO Podcast #140 Dr Amir Rashidian The Stressproof Life

Dr Amir Rashidian The STressproof Life active CEO Podcast

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Amir Rashidan about The Stressproof  Life, early signs of compounding stress, why living homeless was scarier than living in Iran during the war, and how dyslexia taught him to think in auditory.

We also delve into the success dilemma, the four stages of stress, the power of chiropractic in treating young children in distress, and if you look for it, you will find it.

Dr Amir Rashidan – The Stressproof Life

Dr Amir Rashidan is the author of The StressProof Life, chiropractor business owner, advocate for drugless health solutions and promotes health is your birth right. A remarkable man, Amir serves on the Board of Habitat For Humanity, has survived growing up in a war torn country and overcoming financial crisis, and enjoys quality time with his wife Brandi and three beautiful children.

He has a BSc. Chemistry from The George Washington University, BSc. Human Biology from the National University of Health Sciences and Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences. His career has included Chiropractor roles at Injury Center of America, Woodbine Chiropractic and has owned the Mid-Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic, since 2006

Amir talks about:

  • Growing up in the Iran Revolution and hearing the high pitch whistle of a bomb.
  • Scariest moment was moving to USA with $500 and being homeless.
  • You are not doing it for you; you are doing it for them.
  • What can governments do to reduce homelessness.
  • Deciding to become a chiropractor.
  • Choosing to believe that the human body can do amazing things.
  • How aligning his newborn son’s spine saved his life.
  • Your health is dependent on how much it can handle stress.
  • The Stressproof life.
  • Stress is a force that causes change in your life.
  • If overtired and not sleeping it is telling you something
  • Take care of your body, it is the only one you are going to get

Tweets

“Your body knows what to do in every circumstance. In the right environment it can react and respond to the stress in your life properly, and increase your chance of survival and in fact you can thrive.” Dr Amir Rashidian talks about how stress increases your chance of survival, on the active CEO Podcast.

“7 years old and you are in this dark place, the bombs are dropping and you are scared. You look to the person you depend on the most, and this person was dad.” The power of  positivity with Dr Amir Rashidian, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Dr Amir Rashidian www.drrashidian.com
Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center www.midatlanticclinic.com
Dr Amir Rashidian LinkedIn
Dr Amir Rashidian Twitter
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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