Clarify PROCESS & structure to enable commitment & method of cooperation.
Importance of putting processes in place so people know the direction of where they are heading together as a team. What can we do to ensure that cooperation is in place so we can solve this together.
Team commitment where we collective goals that the everyone has contributed and been part of the process to create them. Play to people’s need for belonging. Share common goals, share the spotlight, share the information and share yourself as a leader
Balance winning with collaboration. Decipher how we can look at complex problems or a challenge to ensure we can create effective solutions. What does our ecosystem need to look like?
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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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.
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
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.
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.
CEO Performance Tip
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.
“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
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Craig Johns talks about OWN Your OWN FREEDOM, the first of the 8 ways to own your OWN Influence.
OWN Your OWN FREEDOM
Find the passion, happiness & direction in your life!
Your passion can be anything in the world that challenges you, intrigues you and motivates you in life. It’s not about doing something you love so that it doesn’t feel like work, a passion is something that puts you to work.
Happiness is a feeling that occurs when you know your life is great and you just can’t help smiling. People feel happiness for different reasons, have you found your happiness or are you still in the pursuit of happiness?
If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. What is your reason for living, your purpose in life, and as Simon Sinek says “What is your why”? If it all starts with why, then what is the direction you are taking in life?
OWN Your OWN FREEDOM
Three questions to ask yourself in OWN Your OWN FREEDOM
What makes you come alive?
What are your innate strengths?
Where do you add the greatest value?
If you are still struggling to identify your direction, there a 3 deeper questions that will bring you clarity, which are in this podcast episode.
Want To Learn More?
Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking 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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