FRIDAY FAST FIVE ON PERFORMANCE FOCUSED CULTURE WITH CRAIG JOHNS

Friday Fast Five with Craig Johns

By Craig Johns – 23 October 2020

Is your culture based on performance? It is time for some inspiration with Friday Fast Five

5 weekly thoughts to spark your curiosity

in under 90 seconds. 

#5 DIVERSITY “Diversity in leadership and teams is most spoken about as of gender or race. I believe that the some of the most profound diversity we experience in life is related to the diversity of thought, perspective and opinion.” Establish diverse professional relationships on the active CEO Podcast

#4 QUESTIONS “The last thing you want to see is the people you are leading fail to realize their potential because their performance has been subconsciously or consciously affected by negative or mediocre cues from you as a leader, not being fully present or on you’re A-game due to either being burnt out or not preparing effectively for that day.” Excerpt from We Are All CEO’s chapter in the New book Make A Difference

#3 CRAZY “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs

#2 CHASE “Commit to the chase, to stay in the race and you will find your own space.” Craig Johns

#1 CULTURE “Cultures who don’t focus on performance first wont be around for long. Businesses need to perform in order for people to have roles, people to have jobs and in order for a culture to exist.” Building leadership potential remotely with Alison Hill on the active CEO Podcast

Where the ordinary don’t belong!


Craig Johns 

High Performance Leadership

craig@nrg2perform.com
www.craigjohns.com.au 

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FRIDAY FAST FIVE ON WORLD VIEW WITH CRAIG JOHNS

Friday Fast Five with Craig Johns

By Craig Johns – 16 October 2020

How will you make a difference today? It is time for some inspiration with Friday Fast Five

5 weekly thoughts to spark your curiosity

in under 90 seconds. 

#5 COACHING “Coaching is not just about being a cheerleader, if you keep telling them they are great and all the good things they are doing, that will only last so long.” Episode 6 The Coffee Man Podcast

#4 QUESTIONS “People have a habit of dancing around the tough questions, as though they are afraid to offend someone or unravel a large mistake they or the team may have caused. How can you create an environment where your team is encouraged to ask the right questions?” Craig Johns

#3 ATTENTION “I have a kid that needs daily attention to – that’s me. I need to play, relax and get outside.” Luis Gonzales about looking after yourself, on the active CEO Podcast.

#2 THINK “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit.

#1 SYMPTOMS “When dealing with an issue or a crisis, we see so many people trying to fix the obvious on the surface, rather than digging deeper to see what is the actual root cause.” Read Rip The Band Aid Off

Where the ordinary don’t belong!


Craig Johns 

High Performance Leadership

craig@nrg2perform.com
www.craigjohns.com.au 

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Rip the band aid off

Rip The Band Aid Off

By Craig Johns

It’s time that you rip the band aid off. When dealing with an issue or a crisis, we see so many people trying to fix the obvious on the surface, rather than digging deeper to see what is the actual root cause.

Symptoms stand out like a sore thumb, like a runny nose when we have the flu. But the real questions, that are hardly ever asked, should be what were the underlying factors that led our immune system to be susceptible to the flu and why weren’t we more proactive in preventing these factors?

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This is no different to the workplace, where issues and crisis’s are all preventable with effective strategies, planning and systems to monitor our projects, people, competitors and performance.

In saying that, it is impossible to prevent every issue and crisis, therefore we need to have really good systems to ensure that we fix the problem right the first time.

When dealing with an issue, people find it much easier to apply a band-aid and give a little bit of tender loving care, rather than spending some extra time to understand why it actually happened, ask the tough questions and identify whether it can be prevented in the future.

Why are humans prone to the ‘path of least resistance’?

Why are we so susceptible to the easy way out or way of doing things?

I find it really frustrated when I hear ‘let’s put that decision or project on hold until we have more time, more money, the perfect design or most frustratingly, a new hire arrives’.

Hesitation is the difference between winning and losing in most sports, and it is exactly the same in business. If you wait, someone else will get to the market first and therefore be in the prime position to control the market, or more importantly you risk becoming irrelevant.

Solutions can sometimes be the most simple and obvious that are right there in front of us, whereas other times there is no clarity or even a potential path to get us started.

As leaders we need to be able to step back and take a birds eye perspective, then firstly, allow our teams the space to see the obvious (if the root cause and solution are right there in front of us) and secondly, dig deeper until they can get to the bottom of their nagging pain in the butt.

People have a habit of dancing around the tough questions, as though they are afraid to offend someone or unravel a large mistake they or the team may have caused.

How can you create an environment where your team is encouraged to ask the right questions?

It is commonplace for issues to be lingering in the workplace, partnership and with our products or services.

Why is it so hard to put your pride, integrity, record and relationships on the line and front the big elephant in the room?

Nine times out of ten it comes down to ‘trust’. One hundred present of time, the level of trust is a direct result of the environment established by the leader.

Trust, that our team feel they are allowed to make mistakes and learn from them, and that people can ask the right questions when they don’t understand, believe there might be a better way or there are some barriers preventing a greater performance.

Let’s ‘rip the band-aid off’ and create an environment of learning, growth and most importantly trust in our teams

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