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active CEO Podcast #151 Arash Arabi Defeat The Enemy Within

active CEO Podcast #151 Arash Arabi Defeat The Enemy Within

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Arash Arabi about defeat the enemy within, being a scrum master, servant leadership and the wise enterprise.

We also delve into  systems thinking, emotional intelligence, leadership, organisational design, and how we can inch together towards the goal line.

Arash Arabi – Defeat The Enemy Within          

Arash is a Taekwondo World Champion, Agile and Leadership Coach and a person with a passion for Emotional Intelligence. The author of The Wise Enterprise, Arash Arabi is a systems thinker, and a man who loves trying new languages and technologies.

He studied a Bachelors and Masters in Information Technology from Monash University, and a Professional Leadership Program from Motivation Matters. His career has included IT software and engineering roles with companies such as Oracle and Intrepid Travel, and has been an Agile Coach and Trainer for companies like ANZ, and nBn Australia. Now, he is the founder & CEO of Sprint Agile and is an Agile Coach for IOOF Holdings.

Arash talks about

  • Growing up in Iran during the war.
  • What’s my role in the universe
  • What would you do with all the time and money in the world?
  • Becoming a Taekwondo World Champion.
  • My superpower is endurance through everything I have done in life.
  • It’s what really makes me satisfied internally that really counts.
  • Realising that a successful person needs to understand everyone.
  • Scrum Masters being servant leaders.
  • Economical war versus a chemical war.
  • The Wise Enterprise.
  • Decision making is influenced by our emotions.
  • Leadership is a skill not a rank.
  • How everyone perceives the world to form their opinions.
  • An answer is only as good as the question

Tweets

“I couldn’t defeat the enemy within, because I was stressed, I wasn’t able to use my skills to the best of my abilities. I had all these tricks up my sleeve that I would easily be able to beat the other person. I couldn’t, as it went 10mins overtime. I couldn’t defeat the enemy within.” Arash Arabi talks about Defeat The Enemy Within, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Sprint Agile www.sprintagile.com.au
Arash Arabi LinkedIn
Arash Arabi 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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The Wise Enterprise www.wiseenterprisebook.com

active CEO Podcast 135 Reward, Recognition and Reflection

active CEO Podcast #135 REWARD Recognition & Reflection

active CEO Podcast 135 Reward, Recognition and Reflection

REWARD, Recognition & Reflection

Promote REWARD, recognition & reflection strategies to ensure accountability.

Company and team accountability means that all employees and team members are responsible for their actions, behaviours, performance and decisions.

When team members consistently demonstrate ownership and accountability, trust is formed.

“Instead of telling your team what to do (as in direction) tell them why it’s important (as in context.) Their ability to commit and be accountable for that task increases immensely as a result.” – Karthik Sridhar, Supply.ai

Quite often we reward the major achievements no matter how we got there. In a company or team we should always reward the collective desired behaviours. Reward us when we do what we are supposed to do!

As a leader, it is useful to ask the team how they would like to be rewarded. The worst decision you can make is offering them something they don’t collectively value.

If you want a team to stay at the top of its game, you need to recognize the team. Team recognition matters to both the team and each individual.

Reflecting on the performances, lessons and achievements is invaluable to a team and each individual. Find space for your people to have the time to reflect on what they have done.

Want To Learn More?

Check out the Break The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Break The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

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active CEO Podcast #131 Influence COLLABORATIVE Leadership

active CEO Podcast 131 Influence Collaborative Leadership

Influence Collaborative Leadership

How to provide a collaborative LEADERSHIP style through consistent influence & direction.

What is collaborative leadership? It is all about how people interact across functional and organizational boundaries.

It requires cognitive diversity as collaborative leadership will not be successful if you are collaborating with a team of individuals that think the same, have similar backgrounds and experience, or even occupy the same hierarchical positions.

Collaborative leadership is a powerful way to inspire creativity and innovation, which requires divergent thinking and conversations.

Trust, reliability, integrity and honesty is so important for collaborative teams as it isn’t just about people working together.

It is important to create a psychological safe space were people feel secure, valued and trusted.

As a leader your role is a connector who has the ability to link people, divergent ideas and resources that wouldn’t normally converge with one another. Connectors are critical to collaboration.

To be a collaborative leader, there are 7 qualities to be prepared for:

  1. take risks
  2. be an active listener
  3. show passion for what you do
  4. have an optimistic mindset
  5. simplify for your people
  6. actively manage tension and strong personalities
  7. have the confidence to share credit

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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.

Tweets

“What are the risks, costs or downsides if you avoid the conversation?” Luis Gonzales on developing your intercultural competency, on the active CEO Podcast.

“I have a kid that needs daily attention to – that’s me. I need to play, relax and get outside.” Luis Gonzales about looking after yourself, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

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