Inspiring Great Leaders Nic Marks Feeling Fast and Thinking Slow

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #162 Nic Marks Feeling Fast & Thinking Slow

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Nic Marks Feeling Fast and Thinking Slow

FEELING FAST & THINKING SLOW

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Nic Marks feeling fast and thinking slow, 5 ways of wellbeing, the unintended consequences of our lifestyles, remote and hybried working, and the tension between good lives now and good lives in the future. 

We also delve into his The Happy Planet Index TED talk with over 2.5million views, happiness is a social emotion, the power of the Friday Pulse, how COVID has landed very unevenly for people, the quarterly cadence and how do we live happily and sustainably as a species? 

Nic Marks – Feeling Fast & Thinking Slow  

Nic Marks is an independent policy adviser, speaker, statistician and author who is best known for his work on The Happy Planet Index. He is a leader in happiness, wellbeing and quality of life, and a person how had a fascination with the Power of 2’s. 

His studies include a MA Maths and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, Diploma, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Master’s of Science in Operations Research, and a Master’s of Science Change Agent Skills and Strategies at the University of Surrey. Nic’s career includes being the founder Centre for Well-being at New Economics Foundation, being the CEO & Founder of Happiness Works and Friday Pulse.  

Nic talks about: 

  • Creating simple ways of improving wellbeing. 
  • Why statistics is his sword. 
  • Data keeps me honest, as long as I ask the questions and listen to the data. 
  • Feeling lost because he thought he would take over the family confectionary business. 
  • Was dismissive how important money was at the beginning to happiness. 
  • Understanding that he had something to contribute. 
  • Quality of Life indicator in 1994 with Tim Jackson and Manfred. 
  • Jacinda Ardern’s policy manifesto is on wellbeing. 
  • Physical activity is the fastest way out of a bad mood. 
  • Be engaged with the world in the moment. 
  • How remote working is shifting our happiness and why hybrid will become the norm. 
  • Feeling fast and thinking slow. 
  • Drivers of positive workplaces and cultures. 
  • How do you get the right data to the right people at the right time 
  • Statistics are where you are and using questions to ask where you can go.  
  • Loving the rhythm of one foot in front of the other 
  • I don’t have ideas, ideas have me 

Tweets 

“I don’t have ideas, ideas have me.” Feeling fast and thinking slow with Nic Marks on the Inspiring Great leaders Podcast. 

“Good lives do not have to cost the earth.” Nic Marks talks about the Happy Planet Index, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

“A great life is not only one you are contributing to; it is one that you also enjoy.” Talking about happiness with Nic Marks on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 

Nic Marks www.nicmarks.org 
Nic Marks Twitter 
Nic Marks LinkedIn 
Friday Pulse www.fridaypulse.com 
Friday One www.fridayone.com  
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Viewing: 

Happy Planet Index TED talk Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index 

 

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #161 Dr Jo Brown Performance State Of Mind

PERFORMANCE STATE OF MIND

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Jo Brown about performance state of mind, high performance, power of belief and holding space, Cool Runnings and being unstoppable.  

We also delve into what separates the great athletes from the other elite high performers, driven by giving back, having an exit strategy, dealing with doubt, selecting the people around you and internal moments of precision.  

Dr Jo Brown – Performance State Of Mind 

Dr Jo Brown lives and breathes high performance, is a Performance Coach & Consultant and Sports Physiotherapist, knows what goes on in elite performers minds and thrives on the power of self-belief. Her natural genius is in helping people find the right performance state especially just before they are about to go out and perform.  

She is the founder of Purpose2perform, The Sports Physico and Performance State with over 20 years’ experience working with elite athletes such as Jamaican Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake, the Australian Beach Volleyball team, Grand Slam tennis players, the Australian Swimming team and even the Jamaican Bobsled team.  

Jo talks about 

  • Are you going to react or respond in the moment?  
  • Wanting to be an Olympian. 
  • In built drive and self-belief. 
  • Not seeing cultural differences. 
  • What separates the great athletes from the other elite high performers. 
  • Relentless without being ruthless and reckless. 
  • Performance state of mind.
  • True high performers can do it more than once. 
  • Humans first, Olympians second.  
  • Have greater belief than the fear itself. 
  • Different capacity to control their own internal pressure switches. 
  • Instinct is a result of the work you have done before.  
  • True high performers have an exit strategy 
  • Helping athletes through the transition out of sport. 
  • Quarantine. 
  • Doing everything it takes for the team to succeed. 
  • Taking the jump to be full focused in high performance 
  • Nelson Christian Stokes “The Real Cool Runnings story” 
  • Performance is a choice, dream big and then take a first step 

Tweets 

“How do you walk away from being great for a chance at being unstoppable?”.  Talking with Dr Jo Brown about Performance State of Mind, on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.  

“Absolute clarity around who they are, who they want to interact with, what they want to achieve and they are just unstoppable in the pursuit of that. So meticulous in the process and planning. Capacity to execute no matter what happens. They tend to be very good at picking the people around them. The people in their corner.” Dr Jo Brown discusses a high performer, on the Inspiring Great leaders Podcast.  

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
Dr Jo Brown Linkedin 
Dr Jo Brown Instagram 
The Sports Physi-Co www.thesportsphysico.com.au 
Purpose2Perform www.purpose2perform.com  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn 

Recommended Listening: 

Purpose2Perform Podcast 

 

 

active CEO Podcast Eric Partaker The 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

active CEO Podcast #157 Eric Partaker 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

active CEO Podcast Eric Partaker The 3 Alarms To Peak Performance

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Eric Partaker about the 3 Alarms to peak performance, having a heart attack mid-flight, solving the world’s biggest problem and only 2% of people reach their full potential. 

We also discuss drive, a lack of adherence, stepping through the fear door, going the extra mile in getting a role at McKinsey, Skype being sold for US$4 Billion, and what would a 100 pound burrito taste and look like at Chilango. 

Eric Partaker – 3 Alarms To Peak Performance  

Eric is a Peak Performance CEO Coach, former Skype Leader and McKinsey & Co consultant, Chilango Co-Founder and author of The 3 Alarms. A guest judge on the apprentice, Eric is a motivational speaker, a CEO of the Year, and has been described as one of Britain’s most disruptive entrepreneurs by The Telegraph. 

He studied philosophy, History and Literature from KU Leuven, has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, is a certified High Performance Institute Coach and has served an apprenticeship under Stanford University Behaviour Design Lab Professor BJ Foggs  His career has included being a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Head of Business Development Global eCommerce at Skype, Co-Founder and CEO of Chilango, Chairperson of the Supper Club and member of the Young Presidents Organisation.  

Eric talks about 

  • Consulting, scaling up skype, starting a restaurant and peak performance. 
  • Only 2% of people reach their full potential. 
  • Having a lot of drive and the constant pursuit. 
  • Working 100-hour weeks & having a heart attack while mid-flight, while working at Mckinsey. 
  • How can I perform at a high level without sacrificing my own life and relationships? 
  • Strategically line up a job at McKinsey and the biggest lesson learnt. 
  • Realising Skype was going to be massive and determining where the gaps were. 
  • Hiring two chefs who worked at the top two restaurants in the world. 
  • What stops people fulfilling their potential. 
  • Professional versus an amateur. 
  • Using intentionality with The 3 Alarms. 
  • “If you don’t have anything to aim for, you have nothing to measure against.” 
  • Identity, productivity and antifragility. 
  • The Fear Door. 
  • The Peak Performance Masters Program.  

Tweets 

“What if I could solve the world’s biggest problem? Because of 98% of people are leaving something on the table, then too me it must be the world’s biggest problem.” Talking about peak performance with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast 

“Just step through the fear door and there is infinite potential on the other side.” Overcoming our own mental barriers with Eric Partaker, on the active CEO Podcast. 

“Recognise that we are already antifragile physically, we just need to bring that up into our heads mentally. Life becomes one big training camp. It’s a mental gym.” Eric Partaker talks about antifragility and The 3 Alarms, on the active CEO Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show: 
 

Eric Partaker www.ericpartaker.com  
Eric Partaker Facebook
Eric Partaker Instagram 
Eric Partaker Youtube  
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com 
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au 
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com 
Craig Johns LinkedIn  

Recommended Reading: 

The 3 Alarms Book Eric Partaker  

active CEO podcast 156 Teresa Newton Terres Life Is A Treasure Hunt

active CEO Podcast #156 Teresa Newton-Terres Life Is A Treasure Hunt

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Teresa Newton-Terres about life is a treasure hunt, uncovering the classified government black project of how her father disappeared, Mystery Of The Marie and don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.

We also talk about the importance of qualifying questions, the art and science of project management, a 50-year journey that led to the Marie Project initiative, and how do you measure relationships.

Teresa Newton-Terres – Life Is A Treasure Hunt

Teresa is the author of a hot aerospace cold case story, the Mystery of Marie, Project Management leader and speaker on life is a treasure hunt. An exceptional lady, who has spent almost 50 years unearthing what happened to her dad, when he went missing as she was only 2 years old, recipient of highly regarded Project Management Institute Awards, and feels most alive when she is by the ocean, in view of a river, in the mountains or on a golf course.

She studied Commercial Arts at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Fine and Studio Arts Management at Principia College, and is a qualified Project Management Professional. Her career includes being a Student Advisor and Program manager at University of California Santa Barbara, Project Associate at National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing, Global Training & Client Service Team at ExecuTrain Corporation and has been the Founder and CEO of Project TNT since 2003.

Teresa talks about:

  • Losing father in a shipwreck when she was 2 years old.
  • Helping promising students.
  • Falling in love with a soldier.
  • The importance of skills being transferable.
  • Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.
  • True art of project management.
  • Receiving the scrapbook of her dad from her grandmother.
  • Never-ending why and what happened when her father disappeared.
  • How to do a simple interview for a simple story.
  • Life is a treasure hunt.
  • Her passion is project management for the business of life.

Tweets

“Don’t waste your time on projects that don’t matter.” Discussing project management with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Flowcharts not Software manages people.” Managing people effectively with Teresa Newton-Terres, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Mystery Of The Marie www.mysteryofthemarie.com
Teresa Newton-Terres LinkedIn
Teresa Newton-Terres Facebook
Teresa Newton-Terres Instagram
Teresa Newton-Terres Twitter
Project TNT www.project-tnt.com
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Mystery Of The Marie Book

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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

Recommended Reading:

The Wise Enterprise www.wiseenterprisebook.com

active CEO Podcast #149 Jaemin Frazer Unhindered Leadership Craig Johns

active CEO Podcast #149 Jaemin Frazer Unhindered Leadership

active CEO Podcast #149 Jaemin Frazer Unhindered Leadership Craig Johns

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jaemin Frazer unhindered leadership, the impact of overcoming insecurities on performance and the 7 essential practices of overcoming insecurities.

We also dive into removing empathy as a coach, trust the process, what we can learn from Jacinda Ardern as a secure leader and the impact Tim Ferriss has had on his approach to life.

Jaemin Frazer – Unhindered Leadership

Jaemin is the Author of Unhindered, TEDx speaker, former church pastor turned life coach and founder of the Insecurity Project. He loves helping entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners solve their insecurity problem, the voice behind the “One Minute Coach” radio segment in Australia, and host of the Insecurity Project Podcast.

His education includes a Bachelor of Theology  from ACOM, Bachelor of Theology and Post Grad Certificate in Leadership from the University of Sydney and has a Diploma of Life Coaching from The Coaching Institute. Jaemin’s career has included being a senior partner in Frazer Holmes Coaching and is currently the owner of Jaemin Frazer and Associates and The Insecurity Project.

Jaemin talks about

  • Insecurity to uncover a life of working with people to uncover their insecurities.
  • Observing people and a curiosity about why they were falling back into their safe space.
  • The great challenge of every coach is not to confuse the world about who the hero is.
  • Why we need to know that we matter.
  • How can people identify their root cause of insecurity?
  • Why children are sense-making creatures.
  • Show your children that you yourself have found your own insecurities and overcome them.
  • The Insecurity project podcast.
  • Unhindered Leadership.
  • The 7 essential practices of overcoming insecurities.
  • Trust the process, the way out of fear is into a framework or a process.
  • Insecurity is just another problem is something that has already been solved.
  • Why former US President Donald Trump is an insecure leadership.
  • “You need less than you think you do.”

Tweets

“Imagine you are having a conversation with someone who is telling a sad story and then you start feeling emotion hearing their sad story.  Where is your attention at that moment?” Talking about Unhindered leadership with Jaemin Frazer, on the active CEO Podcast.

“If I am getting emotion while listening to their story, I have lost the space I need to be in as a coach.” Why you need to remove empathy while coaching someone with Jaemin Frazer, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Jaemin Frazer www.jaeminfrazer.com
Unhindered www.unhinderedbook.com
Jaemin Frazer LinkedIn
Jaemin Frazer Facebook
Jaemin Frazer Instagram
Jaemin Frazer Twitter
Jaemin Frazer Youtube
The Insecurity Project Podcast
Speakers Institute Corporate www.speakersinstitutecorporate.com
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

Unhindered Jaemin Frazer

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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

Recommended Reading:

Raising Leaders Wendy Born

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