active CEO Podcast #104 Mark Weatherall Te Araroa Surf Lifesaving New Zealand

active CEO Podcast #104 Mark Weatherall Leading The Great Outdoors

active CEO Podcast #104 Mark Weatherall Te Araroa Surf Lifesaving New Zealand Leading The Great Outdoors
Mark Weatherall – CEO Te Araroa

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Mark Weatherall about leading the great outdoors, being a decisive leader, creating a winning environment, managing sports tribunal inquiries and being CEO of Canoe Racing New Zealand.

We also delve into the lessons in leadership growing up in surf lifesaving and being in the great outdoors, the power of values, and why you should walk the Te Araroa trail and see the amazing world of New Zealand.

Mark Weatherall – Leading The Great Outdoors

Mark Weatherall is an enthusiastic and self starting CEO who has overseen the growth of Olympic Programs, serving the community through surf lifesaving and a guardian of the 3,000km Te Araroa trail, which extends the length of New Zealand.

He studied a Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management majoring in Sport Management, from Lincoln University. His career has included managerial roles at Surf Lifesaving Otago and Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, and has held CEO roles at Poverty Bay Rugby, Canoe Racing NZ and currently Te Araroa Trust.

In his spare time he is the most successful Team Manager for the Black Fins Surf Lifesaving Team, winning the 2012, 2014 and 2016 World Championship titles. I am excited to bring you high performing leader who is passionate about photography and loves spending time with his children in the great outdoors whether it be fishing, hunting, diving or camping, Mark Weatherall.

Scott talks about:

  • Being the quiet person who is happy to empower people to step up and get things done.
  • Sport as an enabler to save lives in surf lifesaving.
  • Managing the Black Fins Surf Lifesaving New Zealand team to beat Australia
  • Developing the belief that they could win a World title.
  • Clarity on values, responsibilities and roles created winners.
  • Creating better people for being involved in the Black Finz
  • Leveraging Lisa Carrington’s Olympic Gold medals.
  • Reconnecting with clubs at Canoe Racing NZ.
  • Huge challenge to change from an individual to a team focus.
  • The fastest boat or the four fastest paddlers.
  • Geoff Barry telling Mark to be more decisive
  • If I go it wrong, my reputation as a CEO could have been in tatters
  • People walking the length of the country on the Te Araroa trail.
  • Parents and the pressure they place on kids and coaches
  • New Zealand 3,000km walkway, the most diverse walking trail in the world
  • Managing group of staff to now managing myself

Active CEO Performance Tip

Your Dreams Don’t Stop! Have you felt like the wind has been taken out of your sails and you have taken a step back from your dreams?Your dreams don’t stop because hard work turned up. This is your calling, your time to step up and take ownership of your dreams. Dreams don’t come easy. Embrace the pain, embrace the hardwork and you will be rewarded. Start with 3 steps to reconnect with your dreams. 1. Push reset 2. Reconfirm your dreams 3. Take action

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Mark Weatherall LinkedIn
Mark Weatherall Facebook
Te Araroa Trail NZ www.teararoa.org.nz
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
World Sport Coach www.worldsportcoach.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?

Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?

How Do You Choose When Everything Is A Priority?

Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent?
Photo by Ferenc Horvath on Unsplash

By Craig Johns

Do you find that you are overwhelmed with a whole lot of ideas and items on your to do list, and you don’t know where to start?

I have found the Priority 2×2 Matrix my best friend when it comes to productivity, performance and effective output.

There are two great Priority 2×2 Matrix that will help you find clarity, speed up the decision making process and manage your time more effectively:

  1. IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY
  2. IMPACT vs EFFORT

IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY

When there is a sense of urgency and overwhelm, I first start with IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY. Start by creating a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPORTANCE on the y-axis (vertical) and URGENCY x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPORTANCE and URGENCY. 

  1. High importance, high urgency (Top right box)
  2. High importance, low urgency (Top left box)
  3. Low importance, high urgency (Bottom right box)
  4. Low importance, low urgency (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Importance and urgency

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the in the far right and highest point of the top right box (high importance / high urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #1, then you will need to determine which tasks in box 2 or 3 are more important. The IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix will assist you in making this decision.

Sometimes it is really challenging to differentiate between the tasks, when they all feel important and urgent. That’s when the IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix, becomes your go to tool to find clarity.

IMPACT vs EFFORT

Create a 2×2 grid (adapted from President Dwight Eisenhower) with IMPACT on the y-axis (vertical) and EFFORT x-axis (horizontal). Then place your ideas or to-do item’s in the grid according to their IMPACT and EFFORT. 

  1. High impact, high effort (Top right box)
  2. High impact, low effort (Top left box)
  3. Low impact, high effort (Bottom right box)
  4. Low impact, low effort (Bottom left box)
Priority How Do I Choose When Everything Is Important And Urgent? Impact and effort

Choose the top 3 priorities that are positioned in the far left and at the highest point of the top left box (high impact / low urgency), and use these as your three tasks to complete today or first (if they will take longer than one day). After you have completed tasks in box #2, then you will need to focus on tasks in box 1.

It is really important that you only choose a maximum of 3 tasks to complete each day, no matter whether you use the IMPORTANCE vs URGENCY or IMPACT vs EFFORT Priority 2×2 Matrix.

It’s time for you to find clarity, make a decision and own your time!

Want to learn more:

NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
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active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform 8 Ways To Own Your OWN Influence Breaking The CEO Code Leadership Performance

active CEO Podcast #91 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform 8 Ways To Own Your OWN Influence Breaking The CEO Code Leadership Performance

Craig Johns talks about 8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence, the third phase of Breaking The CEO Code. OWN 8 teaches you eight ways you can own your own influence to enhance your performance and impact on the world.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

The world is constantly challenging us through disruption, competing priorities and competition for our attention; therefore we must take control of our own story and influence.

Your have to own your own life and realize that life is not a dress rehearsal. How much of your life do you really own and take full responsibility for?

You are the sum total of your decisions. You own the choices that you make. To enable the shift you need it starts with creating your own world inspired through a process of performance by design.

8 Ways To OWN Your OWN Influence

  1. Own Your OWN FREEDOM
  2. Live Your OWN STORY
  3. Own Your OWN GRATITUDE
  4. Build Your OWN TRIBE
  5. Own Your OWN VULNERABILITY
  6. Be Your OWN CEO
  7. Own Your OWN SPACE
  8. Create Your OWN MBA

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active CEO Podcast 83 3 P's Of The Leadership Performance Formula

active CEO Podcast #83 3 P’s Of The Leadership Performance Formula

active CEO Podcast 3 P's Of The Leadership Performance Formula

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast we talk about the 3 P’s Of The Leadership Performance Formula and how to calculate your Leadership Performance Level, on episode #7 of Breaking The CEO Code. It is a short podcast episode where host Craig Johns decodes a new aspect of being a high performing leader each week.

Leadership Performance Formula

Craig talks about the 3 P’s Of The Leadership Performance Formula, including:

  1. CEO PERIODIZATION – How to plan and schedule your recovery to ensure you have sustainable leadership energy and performance.
  2. CEO PRESENCE – How to evolve your communication, influence and performance to positively impact every human.
  3. CEO PERFORMANCE – How to develop the strategies, routines and habits to enable your peak performance state.
  4. CEO PERIODIZATION + CEO PRESENCE + CEO PERFORMANCE = LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE LEVEL

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