Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #205 Cassandra Goodman Being True at Work

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #205 Cassandra Goodman Being True at Work

Being True At Work

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Cassandra Goodman about being true at work, having clear goals and aspirations, and finding purpose in life.

We also dive deeper into facing certain challenges in order to improve personally, grow as leaders in the workplace and how we could build a relationship with our employees. 

Cassandra Goodman  – Being True At Work

Cassandra Goodman is the founder of The Centre For Self Fidelity and the author of the groundbreaking book, “Self-Fidelity – How Being True To Yourself Uplifts Your Working Life,” released in 2020, and “Being True” published just last year.

With three decades of international business experience across multiple industries, she’s worn many hats. From being the first Global Director of Employee Experience at a major healthcare corporation to her role as a part-time Chief Talent Activator, a Thrive Global program facilitator and executive coach, and an Associate at Monash Business School. Her influence extends to some of the world’s most renowned organizations, including NBN, ANZ, Cisco, Ralph Lauren, Adobe, Mastercard and many more.

Cassandra talks about:

  • Having a clear aspiration
  • Being true at work
  • Having your own vision and purpose
  • Getting lost to find ourselves
  • The definition of ordinary
  • Surveys in the workplace
  • Two kinds of improvement loops
  • Building a culture for non-negotiables in the workplace
  • Authenticity in leadership
  • How belongingness affects the workplace
  • No one size fits all

Tweets

“It’s not enough to love what you do unless you love who you’re being while you do it.” Cassandra Goodman talks about finding ourselves on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“We can get lost by finding ourselves in a job that we suddenly realise is becoming soul destroying. You know, we can get lost in a relationship that doesn’t respect and honor who we are. We can get lost in so many different ways. It’s the waking up to that reality that we have lost.” Getting lost in finding ourselves by Cassandra Goodman on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“In order to be enough, I needed to be a high achieving, low maintenance machine.” Cassandra Goodman talks about her family’s expectations on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Cassandra Goodman www.cassandragoodman.com
Cassandra Goodman LinkedIn
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book

Being True: How To Be Yourself at Work

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #204 Charles Bonfiglio Franchise Your World

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #204 Charles Bonfiglio Franchise Your World

Franchise Your World

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Charles Bonfiglio about Franchise Your World, starting your own company and creating a franchise model.

We also dive deeper into how we can expand and develop our businesses worldwide, and how being passionate about the things that we do can make our dreams come true.

Charles Bonfiglio  – Franchise Your World

Charles Bonfiglio is the founder and CEO of America’s largest and fastest-growing auto styling and window tinting franchise – Tint World, and is the CEO and founder of Cars Cafe and Auto Parts Network.

Under his leadership, his franchise company has grown from a small chain to an international success story. He has an impressive track record of founding and managing large-scale real estate projects in New York and South Florida. He oversees all sales and marketing functions within the company, including the COO, VP of Marketing, VP of Training and the Director of Franchise Development.

Charles talks about:

  • Being passionate about the things that you do
  • How his father influenced him to become a businessman
  • His dreams, passion and reasons for building a business
  • Franchise your world
  • Expanding services and businesses
  • How to be a successful in franchising
  • Learning and adapting to different kinds of businesses
  • The art of franchise development
  • How to expand businesses worldwide
  • How and where to start your own company
  • Setting your company up as a franchise model
  • Automating processes and systems

Tweets

“You just can’t fight everybody. You can only try to inspire them, will thema and not push them further than their comfort level.” Charles Bonfiglio on working with people in the franchise world on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Buy something that you love and you’re passionate about” How to start your own company by Charles Bonfiglio on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Money was never the reason why I did this. I did it because I wanted to build the business, the brand that I always loved and dreamed of and I knew if I built it, others would love it too.” The reason behind his dreams by Charles Bonfiglio on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Charles Bonfiglio www.tintworld.com
Charles Bonfiglio LinkedIn
Charles Bonfiglio Youtube
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #202 Mitchell Levy Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #202 Mitchell Levy Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #202 Mitchell Levy Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation

Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Mitchell Levy about Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation, servant leadership and vulnerability as a leader.

We also dive deeper into the values that make up credibility, caring about others as a human being and as a leader, and the strategies that leaders can adopt to build successful ecosystems.

Mitchell Levy  – Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation

Mitchell Levy is a Global Credibility Expert, 2x international TEDx speaker, an international bestselling author with over 60 books under his belt, and a Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach. He’s earned a place among the world’s Top 200 Leadership Voices by LeadersHum, and as the #1 Thought Leader in Ecosystems and Top 100 Thought Leader Overall by Thinkers360.

With a wealth of professional experience, he served on the board of a NASDAQ firm, started 20 professional service companies in Silicon Valley, and founded four executive business programs and conferences during the dot.com days.

Mitchell talks about:

  • Taking roads less traveled and not always going in the direction that everyone else takes
  • Credibility Nation Or Dubious Nation
  • The value of the company is the sum of the parts
  • Building trust and credibility
  • Servant leadership and vulnerability as a leader
  • The traits of a servant leader
  • The values that make up credibility
  • Vulnerability, authenticity, integrity, and coaching ability
  • Being a compassionate human being, more transparent, being more understood
  • “It’s lonely at the top.”
  • Caring about others as a human being and as a leader
  • Napoleon Hill journey
  • Strategies that leaders can adopt to build successful ecosystems
  • Internal versus external credibility

Tweets

“I love the word trust and what that means. And to me, when I think about the word credibility, I’m going to say credibility is the quality in which you are trusted, known, and liked.” Trust and credibility with Mitchell Levy on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“You can’t be a servant leader to others unless you at least properly serve yourself. You can’t be credible to others unless you’re credible to yourself. The servant leader who only gives and never receives, that’s not a good way to live life either.” Mitchell Levy on servant leadership on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“If you care about somebody, if you truly see them, you find a way where they can see where they really want to go, not just where they say they want to go, but where they really want to go.” Being a caring leader with Mitchell Levy on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Mitchell Levy www.mitchelllevy.com
Mitchell Levy LinkedIn
Mitchell Levy Facebook
Mitchell Levy TikTok
Mitchell Levy Youtube
Mitchell Levy X (Twitter) 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book

CREDIBILITY NATION

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #200 Andrew May High Performing Teams

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #200 Andrew May High Performing Teams

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #200 Andrew May High Performing Teams

High Performing Teams

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Andrew May about high performing teams, leadership and followership, and the three circles that form a high performing team.

We also dive deeper into the bridge that connects the corporate world and sports, training your brain, and the learning agility that businesses can learn from athleticism and sports.

Andrew May  – High Performing Teams
Andrew May is the CEO and founder of StriveStronger, author of the best-seller “MatchFit” and the Mental Skills Coach for the Manly Sea Eagles National Rugby League Club. He took up a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Physiology and a Masters of Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. 

From a former middle-distance runner to assisting top-tier athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport, he is a regular face on ABC News Breakfast and the host of The Business Fit podcast and Performance Intelligence podcast. He is also a former Managing Partner at KPMG after they acquired his company The Performance Clinic, and is part of IBO World Boxing Champion, Tim Tszyu’s team.

Andrew talks about:

  • Dreaming of going to the Olympics as a runner
  • Starting surfing at 12, which planted the seed of high performance
  • The skill of following as taught by the Army and the Navy
  • It’s a real strength to be able to both follow and lead in a team
  • Definition and dynamics of high performing teams 
  • The three circles of a high performing team
  • The importance of teamwork and connectivity
  • Your brain is totally trainable
  • Coaching in sports and in the corporate world
  • Good coaches will know when to focus on the positives as a double down on the strengths
  • Businesses can learn Learning Agility from sports
  • Getting the middle balance between driving a high performance team and the stakes of running them out of gas
  • Three gifts he wants to give his kids
  • The social contagion theory
  • Disconnection in the modern world of technology

Tweets
“Having the conversation on and actually working on resilience. Working on toughness and grit, and actually making people work hard and get rewarded for it.” The importance of conversations around rewards within teams with Andrew May on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“In a high performing team, having real clear leadership, authentic leadership, but then having people who know actually how to follow a plan and implement a plan and knowing your job. So it’s really challenging and it’s totally changed my definition of followership.” Andrew May on the strength in followership on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“If you want your brain to be fit, fast, flexible, and strong, you’ve got to train your brain. And that’s where mental skills are now really evolving and it excites me.” Training your brain with Andrew May on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 


Resources Mentioned in this show:
Andrew May www.andrewmay.com
Andrew May LinkedIn
Andrew May Facebook
Andrew May Instagram
Andrew May Youtube
Andrew May X (Twitter)
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book
MATCHFIT

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #197 Vanessa Vershaw Unreasonable Ambition

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #197 Vanessa Vershaw Unreasonable Ambition

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #197 Vanessa Vershaw Unreasonable Ambition

Unreasonable Ambition

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Vanessa Vershaw about Unreasonable Ambition, having a strong self-concept and empathy vs. compassion as a leader.

We also dive deeper into building an empathetic skillset and a compassionate organisation, creating a deeper sense and connection within teams, and nurturing rising talent.

Vanessa Vershaw  – Unreasonable Ambition

Vanessa Vershaw is the CEO and Founder of Reinvention Consulting Group and the author of the book Unreasonable Ambition, winner of the 2022 Momentum Trail-blazer Award, and an award-winning Australian Organisational Psychologist for ASX 20 & Fortune 100 companies globally.

She is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, Murdoc University and Curtin University where she took Modern Languages & Theater, Law, and Psychology. A former journalist with ABC, Vanessa’s expertise has gained recognition through publications in The Australian Financial Review, The Diplomat magazine, and other esteemed platforms. 

Vanessa talks about:

  • Wanting to serve people at an early age and becoming an organisational psychologist
  • Being strong with her views and being a natural leader
  • Unreasonable Ambition
  • Embracing your true self
  • Going into journalism and leaving and going into Psychology
  • Empathy vs. Compassion as a leader
  • Building empathic skills as a leader
  • A compassionate organisation achieves collective resilience
  • Building a shared purpose and meaning in an organisation
  • A deeper sense of connection and belonging in an organisation
  • The great resignation
  • The mirroring technique in executive coaching
  • Nurturing rising talents and giving real time feedback
  • Real transformation happens when we’re not in charge
  • Choosing the road less travelled

Tweets

“It’s not about having an ego. It’s about having a very strong self-concept. And that’s difference. The strong self-concept is I know who I am, warts and all. I’ve got great self-awareness. I know what I can do and I know what I can do right from a skills perspective. And it gives perspective.” Having a strong self-concept with Vanessa Vershaw on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“How could you afford not to be anybody other than yourself? And that’s really the lessons that I roll through, through my own experiences.” Vanessa Vershaw on embracing her true self on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“We’re actually creating an organisation where it’s not a team of people, but it’s almost a tribe of people where we are connected deeply through purpose and belonging and why compassion is really important. It’s because a compassionate organisation is the one that’s able to achieve collective resilience.” Having compassion as a leader with Vanessa Vershaw on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Vanessa Vershaw www.reinventionconsulting.com.au
Vanessa Vershaw LinkedIn
Vanessa Vershaw Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book

Unreasonable Ambition: Renegade thinking for leaders to create impossible change

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #196 Richard Triggs The Hidden Job Market

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #196 Richard Triggs The Hidden Job Market

The Hidden Job Market

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Richard Triggs about Uncover The Hidden Job Market, executive search and recruitment, and the shifts in the modern job market.

We also dive deeper into talent hiring and retention, the need to navigate through modern changes and landscape shifts, and the role of human connection in recruitment.

Richard Triggs  – The Hidden Job Market

Richard Triggs is the Founder and CEO of Arete Executive and The Boardroom, where he specializes in executive recruitment. He is also the host of the Arete Podcast and a best-selling author of the book, Uncover the Hidden Job Market.

Educationally, our Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Griffith University and a Masters in Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology. He is highly regarded as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Throughout his impressive career, he has held key roles such as Regional and National Manager at P&O Services, Spotless, and Biniris, before transitioning into the world of executive search and recruitment.

Richard talks about:

  • Moving to Australia from California as a child – loving music, being in a band, and wanting to be a rock star
  • How his love for music and being in a band influenced his role in executive search
  • Being in a band is very much like being in a sporting team
  • Being a reluctant leader during his formative years
  • Innovative things that he does in the executive recruitment world
  • Uncover the Hidden Job Market
  • COVID-19 and the shifts in the job market
  • Getting in front of your employers of choice before they know that they need you
  • The great resignation
  • “The candidate is the commodity” mindset of a lot of organizations
  • Employees living in a completely different landscape at present times
  • Employers needing to navigate through modern changes and landscape shifts
  • Talents looking for something that gives them more fulfillment and more value
  • Workplace being the centerpiece of people’s social world
  • Internal vs. External hiring
  • AI replacing people

Tweets

“There’s no war for talent. If you’re a great employer and you can offer meaningful work that is exciting and well remunerated and they have the opportunity to work with dynamic and inspiring leaders, you will get people.” Hiring top talent with Richard Triggs on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“My philosophy is that if I’m happy and helpful, the world will look after me or the universe will look after me. So I’ve looked at ways of how can I support both the employer and the executive to get great outcomes in a way that is not expensive.” Uncovering the hidden job market with Richard Triggs on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Across a whole variety of roles that require, whether it be sales or human resources or any kind of frontline activity, people still need to understand that their ability to connect and to communicate and to have empathy and  to be happy and helpful can’t be replaced by AI.” Richard Triggs on recruitment and AI on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Richard Triggs www.areteexecutive.com.au
Richard Triggs LinkedIn
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book

Uncover The Hidden Job Market: How to Find and Win Your Next Senior Executive Role https://www.amazon.com/Uncover-Hidden-Job-Market-executive/dp/0994218796

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #195 Rebecca Houghton Middle Managers Matter

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #195 Rebecca Houghton Middle Managers Matter

Middle Managers Matter

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Rebecca Houghton about Middle Managers Matter, 10 Ways To Level Up Your Leadership, and the importance and dilemmas of middle managers.

We also dive deeper into talent strategy, the dynamics of hierarchy in the workplace, projecting confidence and the rise of authentic leadership.

Rebecca Houghton – Middle Managers Matter
Rebecca Houghton has over 25 years of experience in talent strategy, is an AHRI Talent Strategy and Golden Quill award-winner, as well as the best-selling author of IMPACT. She is also the architect of Level Up, a groundbreaking program exclusively designed for B-Suite leaders.

Throughout her illustrious career, Rebecca has collaborated with industry giants such as LinkedIn, Indeed, The City of Melbourne, and Concentrix, leaving an indelible mark on their success. Her expertise has been sought after by numerous esteemed publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Australian, News Ltd, CEO World and HR Leader.

Rebecca talks about:

  • Growing up in different cultures and fascination with group behaviour
  • Curiosity about how groups behave and how leaders influence groups to behave in a certain way
  • Big commonalities in leaders around the world
  • Confidence being your secret Achilles heel
  • What we think of ourselves on the inside is often the complete opposite of what we project on the outside
  • Internal and external confidence
  • Middle Managers Matter
  • Talent strategy
  • Projecting confidence at the right times
  • Rise of authentic leadership
  • 10 Ways To Level Up Your Leadership
  • The importance of middle managers
  • Only 7% of communication is made up of the spoken word
  • Creating a more psychologically secure environment in the workplace
  • Diversity and more gender balance in roles in the workplace
  • Relationship with artificial intelligence
  • Dynamics in the workplace – B Suite and C Suite

Tweets

“There is loads of anecdotal and research evidence that proves that when your mid-level leaders are on point, your transformations succeed.” Rebecca Houghton on middle managers matter on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“It doesn’t matter what language you speak and what country you come from as a leader. Confidence is your secret achilles heel. As a leader, influence is your greatest frustration.” Big commonalities as a leader with Rebecca Houghton on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Middle managers have always been the meat in the sandwich. They’ve always been squeezed between conflicting agendas and diametrically opposing forces. What the executive wants versus what the workforce wants are never going to match up.” The dilemma of middle managers with Rebecca Houghton on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Rebecca Houghton www.boldhr.com.au
Rebecca Houghton LinkedIn
Rebecca Houghton Twitter
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book

Impact: 10 ways to level up your leadership

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #194 Kobi Simmat Build A Business

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #194 Kobi Simmat Build A Business

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #194 Kobi Simmat Build A Business

Build A Business

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kobi Simmat about How to Build a Business That Others Want to Buy, the five M’s that make or break a business and expanding your business by investing in your people.

We also dive deeper into the importance of getting mentorship and coaching in growing professionally, setting up a service focussed business, and creating a safe space for the people in your business.

Kobi Simmat – Build A Business

Kobi Simmat is the brilliant mind behind Best Practice Biz, host of the Infinite Business Summit, and the author of the renowned book titled “How to Build a Business That Others Want to Buy.” 

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Applied Science earned from Western Sydney University and he holds certifications in various fields such as business, strategy, consulting, and marketing, demonstrating his breadth of knowledge and expertise. He is the founder of Simmat Consulting, Bestpractice.biz, Nextpractice, Kobisimmat.com, and The Talking Business Podcast. Additionally, he serves as the Editor in Chief for Infinite Magazine, further solidifying his influential presence in the business world.

Kobi also served as the former President of the Australian Open Skiff Association, showcasing his leadership skills both on and off the water. As a specialist in business certification, he has dedicated his efforts to ensuring excellence in the field. Moreover, he takes great pride in being a loving father, and his life has been greatly influenced by the legendary entrepreneur, Dick Smith.

Kobi talks about:

  • Struggling in school and wanting to be self-sufficient and working at an early age
  • Views and insights on the education system and how he developed an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Getting mentored and inspired by Karen Pinney and Dick Smith
  • Building a recurring revenue business
  • Getting better at finding the right people and growing a team and business
  • Having a mindset shift, maturity in understanding processes, and hiring coaches and high-performance professionals to help him grow professionally
  • How can people set up a more of a service focussed business
  • Scaling a business by empowering and upskilling your employees
  • Allowing your people to make mistakes and creating a safe space for them to grow
  • How to Build a Business That Others Want to Buy
  • The beauty of entrepreneurship
  • The five M’s that make or break a business

Tweets

“I think it was definitely a mindset shift and a maturity of understanding processes. But there’s one other thing. I’ve always had mentors. I’ve always paid a coach and high-performance professionals to help me, whether it’s a legal team or an accountant.” Kobi Simmat on what helped him run and grow his business and leadership on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“You’re focusing on the customer and then what incredible benefits can we as a team give to the customer? If you keep saying to yourself, what incredible benefit do I give to the customer, I look after the customer. It’s a mindset shift first and foremost. Then it’s about saying, can that customer get that incredible benefit in my absence?” Better customer service and scaling a business with Kobi Simmat on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Your job as the leader is to be setting up a really safe environment for people to get experience and knowing the mistakes that you make and by making the mistakes, you learn to avoid them. The safer you can make that mistake-making exercise for your people and the faster you can do that, the faster they’re going to grow.” Creating a safe environment for your people to grow with Kobi Simmat on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Kobi Simmat www.kobisimmat.com
Kobi Simmat LinkedIn
Kobi Simmat Facebook
Kobi Simmat Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book How to Build a Business That Others Want to Buy

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #193 Alexis Haselberger Productivity and Time Well Spent

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #193 Alexis Haselberger Productivity and Time Well Spent

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #193 Alexis Haselberger Productivity and Time Well Spent

Productivity and Time Well Spent

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Alexis Haselberger about productivity and time well spent, building a better workplace culture, and the humanistic approach to workplace productivity.

We also dive deeper into how to better schedule meetings in the workplace, looking into flexibility in teams and organisations, and building psychological safety for a diverse group of people from a leader’s perspective.

Alexis Haselberger – Productivity and Time Well Spent

Alexis Haselberger has nearly twenty years of experience in operations and HR for fast-paced startups, she has become an esteemed authority in productivity and time management.

She graduated Cum Laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, specializing in BA Existentialism, Alternative Education Theory, and Studio Art. Her expertise has benefited over 113,000 enthusiastic learners, and she has successfully collaborated with renowned clients such as Google, Lyft, Workday, and Capital One, demonstrating the effectiveness of her proven methods.

Alexis talks about:

  • Growing up wanting to be a doctor, an astronaut and being a natural leader
  • Working 40 hours a week vs. 32 hours a week
  • Spending more time in meetings hampering productivity in the workplace
  • Flexibility in the workplace and asynchronous work for teams
  • Technology changing lives for the better
  • No meetings Monday
  • Non-negotiables for doing deep work
  • Building relationships and rapport among teams in remote workplaces
  • Shaping workplace culture by observing your people’s behaviour
  • Developing a more diverse and inclusive environment
  • Building psychological safety for a diverse group of people from a leader’s perspective
  • Sharing learnings with your team during meetings
  • Humanistic approach to workplace productivity

Tweets

“If you want to know what your culture is and if you want to shape it, you have to audit who is being hired, fired, and promoted because those are the types of behaviours that you’re really showing. Yes, these are true values and some of the ways that we can shape culture is around what are our policies around the way that people behave.” Making sure that our workplace culture is hitting in the right direction with Alexis Haselberger on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“If we want any kind of change around the amount of time that we’re working or what are the standards and things like that, we actually have to think about how we work during the day because most people that I work with, their time during the 9 to 5 during the day is like 80 to 90% meetings.” Alexis Haselberger about our communication norms in the workplace on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“I want to adopt an efficiency technology so that I can do the same stuff in less time, that I have more time for other stuff that may be more compelling to me.” Using technology more efficiently to increase productivity and achieve balance with Alex Haselberger on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Alexis Haselberger www.alexishaselberger.com
Alexis Haselberger LinkedIn
Alexis Haselberger Youtube
Alexis Haselberger Instagram
Alexis Haselberger Tiktok
Alexis Haselberger Facebook
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #192 Rob Paterson Flip and Decide

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #192 Rob Paterson Flip and Decide

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #192 Rob Paterson Flip and Decide

Flip And Decide

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Rob Paterson about Flip and Decide, working his way from the ground up to becoming a CEO, the art of decision making and being a decisive leader.

We also dive deep into the hospitality industry, the influence of sports in leadership and decision-making, Grind Academy, and the highs and lows of being a leader.

Rob Paterson – Flip And Decide

Rob Paterson is the former CEO of Best Western Hotels in Great Britain, founder of Grind Academy, a leadership evangelist, and the best-selling author of the book Flip and Decide. He honed his craft over a remarkable 25-year career in the hotel industry working with global brands such as InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor Hotels, De Vere Group, Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, Village Hotels & Best Western Hotels Group GB.

Having launched multiple technology platforms, he possesses a wealth of entertaining storytelling and practical business advice. He was the 2020 Industry Titan by Boutique Hotelier Magazine, founder of headwear brand Cody Spice, and was featured on the renowned UK’s Channel 4 docuseries “Inside Best Western.

Rob talks about:

  • Taking on a natural evolution of being mentored and mentoring as a child
  • Growing up taking on a leadership style of play and style of camaraderie in a sports team
  • Moving from the sport of AFL to hospitality
  • Working from the ground up as a cleaner, moving from one department to another, until reaching the top as a CEO
  • Flip and Decide
  • The impact of playing sports earlier in life on his leadership style and decision making
  • Moving to the UK and becoming CEO of a large organisation
  • Hospitality at its heart is about people
  • Humanity driving real success
  • Finding joy and satisfaction in helping others
  • Grind Academy
  • Training your mental scales
  • Leaders who make quick decisions

Tweets

“Simply flip a coin. It’s a form of metacognition, is what psychologists call it. It short circuits your doubt.” Rob Paterson on stopping that vicious cycle that reduces your chance of making a decision on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“You either destroy the play off the field or you get destroyed, which happened plenty of times to me. But I like that I drew a lot of confidence from being able to make those really quick decisions, snap decisions, and feel confident about it and go with it and brought that into my life inadvertently.” The impact of sports on his leadership skills with Rob Paterson on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“I did cleaning bathrooms and clean the floor and I spent a year there moving through various departments in the housekeeping space … I think that helped me in good stead throughout my career because there was probably never anything I asked anyone to do that I hadn’t done myself.” Humble beginnings working his way through to the top with Rob Paterson on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Rob Paterson www.therobpaterson.com
Rob Paterson Linkedin
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com

Book:

Flip and Decide With Confidence Book Link