active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

active CEO Podcast #113 PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

Employees are the heartbeat of a company. What happens if the heart stops beating? It is important to note that people can be your greatest assets, but they can also be your greatest liabilities!

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers! Employees who have been pushed to the point that they no longer care, will not go the extra mile.

People are our greatest assets so it is important that you serve those who matter, through a coaching leadership approach where you create a growth and learning environment.

Are you being a servant leader who has a coaching leadership approach?

  1. Recruitment and Selection
  2. Targeted Training
  3. Knowledge Sharing

Leadership Talent Cycle

  1. Talent Identification – through effective recruitment practices
  2. Talent Development – through a coach leadership approach
  3. Talent Performance – through removing barriers and getting out of the way

Leadership Growth Triad

  1. 3x Talent Cycle
  2. Recruit Employees who have talent
  3. Recruit Mentors who train employees
  4. Recruit Coaches who inspire mentors

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” RICHARD BRANSON

There is nothing more beautiful than teaching, coaching and mentoring people. The immense pride and enjoyment you get out of seeing someone grow is supported by the benefits you receive by teaching and coaching. You learn more about yourself, you tend to reflect on your own habits and routines, and you provide an opportunity to learn new ways of doing things.

“People learn the most when teaching others.” PETER DRUCKER

As a CEO or leader you have a huge responsibility to not only prepare your people for their work, but also prepare them for life. More than just teaching skills, you have an obligation to teach them to find and understand their purpose.

Once people understand their purpose, you then have to work with them to connect it with the purpose of the company and the work they are completing. People are the only sustainable thing in an organization or a team.

There is nothing more rewarding than teaching people to become better than ourselves. Many CEO’s and leaders are afraid of the people they work with becoming better skilled, better leaders and better people than they are. It’s all about ego, and they need to realize that way of thinking is hindering the progress of both the company and themselves. As a CEO and leader, you need to learn how to create a mindset where you are proud of people growing above you, rather than being afraid of it.

“Give a man a fish; feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; feed him for a lifetime.” LAO TZU

How are you leading your people?

Your people are your greatest asset. Take the time to communicate with your people, listen to them, and ask questions that improve their understanding, and bring them closer to the purpose of the company and what they want to achieve in life. Find ways to reflect on how you interact with your people and seek new ways to communicate more effectively. You have a great responsibility!

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; If in terms of ten years, plant trees; If in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” CONFUSCIOUS

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.

Breaking The CEO Code Whitepaper Download

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active CEO Podcast 107 Craig Johns Create Your Own MBA NRG2Perform Coaching Speaker

active CEO Podcast #107 Create Your OWN MBA

active CEO Podcast 107 Craig Johns Create Your Own MBA NRG2Perform Coaching Speaker

By Craig Johns

Create Your OWN MBA by building your own learning, collaboration & movement. Do you find you are learning little about a lot of things, but not a lot about things that make a difference?

How often do you find yourself scrolling through social media, glancing over emails, listening to random podcast episodes and skimming through LinkedIn or other articles? Are you actually drilling deep into areas or topics that you can really benefit from, and making them stick?

If you think about a speaker, musician, dancer, athlete, singer or even artist, they spend hours of deliberate practice honing their craft. Wouldn’t it be wise if you did the same for your career or enhancing your expertise?

Create Your OWN MBA

It’s time for you to build your own learning, collaboration & movement. Develop out a personal development plan. Your own personal MBA of how you will upgrade a skill or set of skills so you have the competency and confidence to be a thought leader, expert authority or just to advance your career or depth of knowledge. How can you self-knowledge , self-learn, self-understand and self-actualise?

You are probably thinking, how do I start to Create Your OWN MBA? Here are 5 steps you can take to create your own MBA:

  1. Checklist – Write down a list of skills you need to learn and why.
  2. Priorities – Prioritise which skills are most important for your new way of working, living or understanding  
  3. Plan – Develop a personal development plan of what, how, who and by when.
  4. Research – start reading articles and books, listening to podcasts or viewing videos that are specific to the skill or topic area you want to learn.
  5. Create – write an article, chapter blog; produce a podcast episode, record a video or even produce a series or talks.

Create Your OWN MBA

There are lots of opportunities to learn in this world, paid and free, if you don’t give yourself enough deliberate time, space and focus dedicated to learning something, then you want get the results you need to stand out from the crowd.

It all starts with a question. What do you want to solve, understand or interpret? How will you Create Your Own MBA? Are you ready to start?

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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Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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active CEO Podcast 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast #106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

active CEO Podcast 106 Kathy Robinson The Athena Principles

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kathy Robinson about the Athena Principles, how a vacation to Alaska began her wellness quest, having an ultramarathon mentality, the layers of Wall Street and becoming an entrepreneur.

We also delve into the wellness taboo, transitioning out of a career in financial audit and risk, one size fits one, developing a wellness program based on risk principles and why having a life outside of work is so important.

Kathy Robinson – The Athena Principles

Kathy Robinson is a former Fortune 500 corporate disciple who found her inner self through becoming an author, speaker and certified wellness coach with Athena Wellness. She is a passionate wellness coach who has infectious energy, completed her first ultramarathon at age 54, lives by the philosophy “one size fits one” and is the author of The Athena Principles

Her career has involved senior executive roles in Audit at Credit Lyonnais, Citi, Morgan Stanley and ADP, before embarking he an author, speaker and certified wellness coach. As an auditor she assessed the wellness of Fortune 500 corporations, now she assess personal lives as they navigate through personal midlife transitions.

Kathy talks about:

  • Having an immigrant mentality of a hard work ethic.
  • Drive to wanting to have a different side of life for herself.
  • Why she felt she couldn’t make an impact in CITIbank with 340,000 staff.
  • Ending up burnt out, while loving work at JP Morgan
  • Making the decision to Investment in herself through health and wellness.
  • Why she was dying and withering on the vine.
  • Retiring at age 55 from the corporate world, just before COVID-19.
  • Why she never really identified with her corporate life.
  • The Athena Principles.
  • Wellness is based on risk management principles.
  • Wellness is the things that you do, the result of how we feel is well-being.
  • There is nothing that I can tell a client that they already don’t know.
  • What is One size fits one.
  • Most important Athena Principle right now is self-compassion.
  • Sustaining productivity over time requires an Ultramarathon mentality.
  • What it was like to cross an ultra-marathon finish line at age 54.
  • Listening to a lot of podcasts and coming up with lots of business ideas

Active CEO Performance Tip

Listening Is The Sound Of Intelligence – Do you find yourself talking more than other people in the room? Listening is the art of understanding and connecting with people. Many people think they need to speak more to be heard and show they either understand a topic or have the answer. Asking a question and intentionally focusing on listening is the art of intelligence. 3 ways to be more intelligent. 1. Ask a question 2. Listen intently 3. Ask another question

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“We want to lead authentically, but do we bring our whole selves.” Kathy Robinson speaks about being the workplace wellness whisperer, on the active CEO Podcast.

“By taking care of yourselves and taking that investment, you are going to show up in a way that is more to people.” Kathy Robinson speaks about the benefits of the Athena Principles, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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