active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail

active CEO Podcast #102 Scott Leggo An Eye For Detail

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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.

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“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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active CEO Podcast #94 Mike Nishi Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race

active CEO Podcast Mike Nishi Chicago Event Management Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race Craig Johns Speaker
Mike Nishi – General Manager Bank of America Chicago Marathon

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Mike Nishi about Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race, risk and crisis management in mass participation events, closed loop environmental sustainability strategies and the power of collaboration.

We also discuss the Nike Breaking2 Project, partnering with Abbotts World Marathons, why he ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon at the age of 13 years old, and why placing community at the center of event management decisions is so crucial.

Mike Nishi – Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race

Mike Nishi is the General Manager of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a global leader in environmentally sustainable events, and is described as professional, highly organised and forward thinking leader. A dedicated family man, he is an avid runner and cyclist, completed his first ever Chicago marathon at the tender age of 13 years old, and is a board member for Girls on the Run Chicago

He started out as an intern, while at school, before becoming an employee for the Chicago Event Management company in 1989. Currently, his role is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations looking after the organisation of the Chicago Marathon, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, Girls on the Run and the Nike Breaking2 project in 2017.

His role oversees the production of all Chicago Event Management events with a particular focus in event operations, emergency response and sustainability logistics. Over a decade a go he founded the Race Management Program, ten years ago, to provide an intimate forum for race organiser’s to share ideas and find solutions to create unforgettable event experiences.

Mike talks about:

  • Running my first Chicago Marathon in 4hr 25min, as a 13 year old.
  • 3 decades working with Carey Pinkowski at Chicago Event Management.
  • Growing the Chicago Marathon from 5,000 to 45,963 finishers.
  • Safety and security being the number one priority following 9/11.
  • Planning for the unknown and unexpected is very challenging.
  • Creating a forward command facility to protect the safety of athletes and the community.
  • Chicago Marathon Beyond The Race.
  • Creating sustainable partnerships with Abbott World Marathons.
  • The Bank of America Chicago Marathon environmental initiatives.
  • Closed loop sustainability program with compostable cups.
  • Using storytelling to share the journey of recyclable products.
  • Bamboo cups and Nike t-shirts made out of recycled plastic bottles.
  • Nike Breaking2 project to break the 2hr marathon mark in 2017.
  • Sponsorships Nike, Gatorade, American Airlines & Bank of America.
  • Aligning partner’s values in a collaborative arrangement.
  • Race Management Program to support the event industry.
  • Celebrating mistakes not on the outcome, but what you learnt
  • Incorporating Pilates and mediation in his daily routine.

Active CEO Performance Tip

SINGLE-task Not Multi-task For Productivity – If you try and multi-task, our brains move too fast, we lose focus and take on too much. In fact, the brain can’t actually multi-task and what it actually does is task switching. If you are task switching to often or too quickly, it slows down your response time and prevents you from completing tasks quickly, if at all. Break down your work into single tasks and block your time accordingly to the highest priority tasks. First, write down all your tasks. Second, prioritise your tasks according to low, medium and high priority. Third, schedule time specifically for high priority tasks first, in your calendar. Then delegate all medium and low priorities where possible. Plan your day so that you can single task to get the best productivity and performance as a leader.

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“It is hard to plan for things that might not happen and things that you just don’t like to think about, but have to do, whether you initiate or not.” Mike Nishi talks about crisis management, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Michael Nishi LinkedIn
Michael Nishi Instagram
Michael Nishi Twitter
Michael Nishi Facebook
Chicago Event Management www.cemevent.com
Bank of America Chicago Marathon www.chicagomarathon.com
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohnsspeaker.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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active CEO Podcast #92 Lisa Tamati Relentless Leadership In Life

active CEO Podcast 92 Lisa Tamati Relentless Leadership In Life Craig Johns NRG2Perform Podcast Speaker Coach
Lisa Tamati – Author of RELENTLESS

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Lisa Tamati about relentless leadership in life as we go all in on saving her mums life, overcoming the toughest ultra-marathon races in the world, the GRIT to overcome adversity, and going above and beyond medical advice to find a solution for her mum. We also talk about imposter syndrome, the importance of hope, optimising your DNA, and learning how to pivot and change direction in life.

Lisa Tamati – Relentless Leadership In Life

Lisa Tamati is a professional adventure athlete, best author, crazy super human being, motivational speaker and mindset coach, who goes beyond the human limits. Over the past 25 plus years, she has taken on and conquered the world’s toughest endurance events and expeditions including the Sahara and Gobi deserts, Himalayas and Niger, however none of those extreme events even come close to her greatest life challenge, where it took a relentless approach to saving her mums life. She is an absolute force of nature and true warrior leader, in every essence of human kind, who loves to put the body armour on and take GRIT and a Relentless approach to life to a whole nuther level.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Applied Management in sports Management from Otago Polytechnic, National Certificate in Business Studies for Carrington Polytechnic Auckland and a Certificate in Counselling & Human Relations (social work) from Western Institute of Technology.

Imagine the University of life you gain when you cover over 70,000 km of running across some of the poorest, most dangerous and challenging stretches of earth including a life-changing argument with your partner while illegally in the Lybian desert, losing your mind in Death Valley one of the hottest places on earth, running the length of New Zealand, that’s 2,200km, and pushing your mind and body beyond belief every single day.

Lisa talks about:

  • Growing up as a curious kiwi in Taranaki, New Zealand.
  • Why she became an Ultra-marathon runner?
  • 1997 Libyan Desert illegal crossing, 250km four-person expedition.
  • Importance of learning the skill of situational compartmentalisation.
  • Why attempt the toughest race on the earth, Marathon De Sables.
  • Developing Relentless Leadership In Life.
  • The battle of the lion and the snake in your head.
  • Running Death Valley in 57 Degrees Celsius, Badwater Ultramarathon.
  • Being tackled to avoid a rattlesnake, in the coolest race on the planet.
  • Why is it that what you believe dictates your destiny?
  • We cannot control all the variables in the world.
  • Relentless, the story about bringing her mum back.
  • Why check for sleep apnea during a severe neurological event.
  • Studying functional neurology, neutrophics and epigenomics.
  • We live in the time we have access to the greatest minds on the planet.
  • When you have no hope, you take weak action, because you don’t think it will be useful anyway.
  • The challenges of self-publishing a book.
  • Pushing The Limits Podcast

Active CEO Performance Tip

Own The CHOICES You MakeThe 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.

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“All that I can control is my reactions to it and the decisions I make from here on in.” Managing fear and hysteria, with Lisa Tamati, on the active CEO Podcast.

“It’s not about Talent, it’s about GRIT, determination and an ability to suffer a lot. When times are tough the ability to keep hurting and keep moving forward.” Lisa Tamati talks about her RELENTLESS approach to life, on the active CEO Podcast.

“If we crashed in a jungle in an aeroplane and I had to run 200km to save their life, would you stop, would you quit right now, if there life depended on it?” Creating the right mental state with Lisa Tamati, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Lisa Tamati www.lisatamati.com
Lisa Tamati LinkedIn
Lisa Tamati Jewelry www.LTJewellery.co.nz
Lisa Tamati Instagram
Lisa Tamati Twitter
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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