active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

active CEO Podcast #148 Wendy Born Raising Leaders

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Wendy Born about raising leaders, understanding mini cultures within cultures, what is great leadership and why do we make leadership so complex?

We also speak about the synergies in parenting and leading, things that prevent leaders from performing and how to get rid of egos in the workplace.

Wendy Born – Raising Leaders

Wendy is a Leadership Development Specialist, who has authored The Languages of Leadership and newly released Raising Leaders, and loves speaking about the correlation between parenting and leadership. She is an engaging, facilitator, coach, speaker and author, who is passionate about creating effective leaders

Her tertiary education includes Bachelor of Business in HR Management from QUT, Diploma of Management from Swinburne University of Technology and Organizational Leadership from Harvard University. Wendy has held management, leadership and consulting roles at National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Right Management and Victorian Leaders. She now works as a Leadership Development Specialist in her own firm Wendy Born Consulting.

Wendy talks about

  • Learnt how to work with grumpy old men.
  • Leadership lessons from working at NAB Bank.
  • Learning about leadership and adaptive leadership at Harvard University.
  • Raising leaders.
  • Things that stop leaders .
  • What is great leadership.
  • What are the Languages of Leadership
  • Building trust in a team environment.
  • Having difficult conversations in and open and empathetic way.
  • Why Jacinda Ardern stands out as a leader.
  • Leveraging your experience as a parent and your own upbringing.
  • The 5 core areas of parenting and leading.
  • Challenges we are seeing in leadership in 2020

Tweets

“As leaders we have three things in our control that help us be effective in what we do – actions, words and behaviours.” Raising leaders with Wendy Born, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Wendy Born Linkedin
Wendy Born www.wendyborn,.com.au
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 144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

active CEO Podcast #144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

active CEO Podcast 144 Bo Brabo White House Leadership Values

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Bo Brabo about White House Leadership Values, Zero Defect environment, leading communication teams for US President George W Bush and Barak Obama, and Presidential Quality.

We also discuss building systems and leading people within, values based leadership, constant and never ending improvement, and his new book Battlefield to the White House to The Boardroom.

Bo Brabo – White House Leadership Values

Bo is a former Presidential Communications Officer for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, who served with the US Army in Iraq, is an executive leadership coach, and the author of the book “From the Battlefield, to the White House, to the Boardroom. Known as a consummate professional, Bo is regarded for his servant and pragmatic leadership, is an inspirational keynote speaker, and believes values drives results.

His education includes an Associate of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Strayer University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has held Director roles in Human Resources with the US Army, Whitehouse Communications Agency, SimVentions, Permuta Technologies, Advantia Health and National Spine and Pain Centres. As an entrepreneur he has founded Brabo West Inc., Hail Media Group Ltd and the Bo and Luke Show Podcast.

Bo talks about:

  • Learn to follow so you can show empathy for those you lead.
  • Supporting a community of 16,000 people overseas.
  • Leading in crisis while in the Iraq combat zone.
  • White House Leadership Values.
  • The reintegration process from Iraq to USA being similar to returning to office after COVID.
  • Prep the battlefield to ensure you exercise, hydrate and eat well
  • Redeployment of athletes, musicians and pilots during COVID
  • Leading communication teams for US President George W Bush and Barak Obama
  • Trust people on the team to get the job done.
  • Modified plan of attack, be ready and agile.
  • Differences in leadership between Presidents George W Bush and Barak Obama
  • Influence, persuade and mobilise followers
  • Get people of different opinions to talk about why they believe a certain way.
  • Culture is a result of Behaviours + Time X number of People in the organisation.
  • Why values matter and drive results.
  • Brabo Centre Of Excellence opening in January 2021.
  • How do I change the tides and turn the HR professionals into leaders?

Tweets

“Are you creating that playbook for the next time it comes?” Bo Brabo talks about the importance of debriefs and the after action review, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Culture is an outcome. It is a result of… Behaviours plus Time multiplied by Everyone in the organisation. That is your culture.” Bo Brabo showcases a simple culture formula, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Bo Brabo www.robertbrabo.com
Bo Brabo Instagram
Bo Brabo Twitter
Bo Brabo LinkedIn
Bo & Luke Show Podcast www.theboandlukeshow.com
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 #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail

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active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail Craig Johns Breaking The CEO Code
Scott Leggo – Founder Scott Leggo Gallery

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Scott Leggo about an eye for detail, lessons from the back seat of an F18 Hornet in the Royal Australian Air Force, dealing with imposter syndrome with some of the world’s top CEO’s and leaders, and stepping back to gain perspective.

We also talk about finding a period of evaluation and internal retrospection, why he became a landscape photographer and opening Scott Leggo Gallery, importance of a personal debrief, and why he is giving back through the Canberra Business Chamber.

Scott Leggo – An Eye For Detail

Scott Leggo is a passionate leader, management consultant and trusted business adviser who has an affinity for the outdoors, has an eye for detail, thrives in leading strategy and teams, and giving back to the business community .He is a former Australian diplomat, who is a meticulous planner, travel extraordinaire and loves optimising performance, Scott Leggo.

His education includes a Graduate Diploma International Relations from Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Information Systems from the University of NSW, and Advanced Diploma Personnel & Operations Management, Diploma Government (Management), Advanced Diploma Administration from the Royal Australian Air Force College.

After spending 9 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force he went onto being Executive Officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Senior Manager – Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Company) & PwC, and Principle Head of Strategy of the Helmsman International Group. He now has turned his focus to his multi-award-winning Australian landscape photography business as Managing Director of Scott Leggo Gallery, and has recently become a Director of the Canberra Business Chamber.

Scott talks about:

  • Having a spirit for adventure and the great outdoors.
  • Being a cadet in charge of 170 people in the Royal Australian Air Force Academy.
  • Becoming the subject matter expert in instructor on weapons and tactics.
  • Get respect, then build trust and you can have impact from there.
  • Lessons from sitting in the backseat of an F18 hornet.
  • Pushing the boundaries and put people into uncomfortable positions.
  • Task saturation and having the extra capacity for brain to deal with it.
  • Working on Defence and National security related issues in South East Asia.
  • As leaders we can forget some of the foundations we have.
  • Everyone has self-doubt and self-critique, have to make sure I deliver value and step up.
  • Keep it simple and realising what you say no to and having the discipline to palm off distractions.
  • Some of the highest performing CEO’s are those who have structure and routine.
  • Wouldn’t it be awesome if you just travelled around Australia taking landscape photography?
  • Having an eye for detail.
  • Ultimate point in life where you realise you have something to offer other people.
  • How do we create the world to be a more sustainable place?

Active CEO Performance Tip

People Support What They Create – How often do you come up with a great idea, share it with your team, they agree, but they quickly lose interest?People will support what they create. If they aren’t involved in the development of a project, strategy or even a hire, then there is very little emotional connection to it and less likely to find the motivation to make it happen. Here are 3 ways to get employee or stakeholder buy in:1. Involve your team early, during the creation of an idea, project or strategy. 2. Position the idea so that it feels like your team came up with it. 3. Invite the team to determine the best way to solve a problem and deliver the outcome.

Tweets

“Encourage everyone no matter where they are in their life. How can they improve their performance and the performance of those around them.” Scott Leggo talks about performance, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Step back from this, take a break, change the setting and come back to it. Sometimes you do have to step away or have outside perspective on it.” Scott Leggo an eye for detail, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Some of the biggest companies in the world are as big as they are and as successful as they are because they have managed to go through that process and distill it down to just a couple of core capabilities that they are truly going to differentiate on and excel at and are not going to get distracted by all these other little popups.” Discussing the importance of simplicity with Scott Leggo, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Scott Leggo www.scottleggo.com
Scott Leggo LinkedIn
Scott Leggo Gallery Facebook
Scott Leggo Gallery Instagram
Scott Leggo Twitter
Scott Leggo Instagram
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns http://www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-johns-active-ceo-nz/

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