STRUTH! I'M BEING MANIPULATED BY A FLAMIN' FRILLED NECK LIZARD!
“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein
This profound quote by Albert Einstein is the driving philosophy behind Leanne Hardinge’s strength-based approach to developing strong teams and effective leaders through her business, Passions-N-Profits.
In this episode, we dive into the topics of leadership, culture and how to create an environment that fosters success in the workplace. This former stunt woman has built a thirty-year plus career working with people and leaders to understand their strengths and build teams that maximise their potential. This was a really insightful yarn that somehow started and finished with an Australian icon, the frilled neck lizard.
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WHAT KOKODA IS ALL ABOUT
For Glen, completing the Kokoda Trail 79 times is not about fueling his ego. It's about the people. Connecting with the people on the experience with Glen became the ultimate goal.
Second to this, mindfulness is the second best thing. Sitting in your thoughts and being detached from the outside world allows you to make decisions on things you probably already have the answer to. Kokoda forces that on you.
SMALL FIGHT, SMALL FIGHTER
For many, social media is a way to escape a shitty situation in their own lives. Whether that be a bad work situation, relationship or whatever it may be.
f used well social media an be a good thing, but if you aren't feeling good about yourself, it can have the reverse effect. There are plenty of good people you can follow who can light your fire. If your fire isn't blazing with the people you follow on social media, cut them out now, the Kardashians won't even notice.
Change is bloody uncomfortable. The biggest addition in the world is not drugs, alcohol or sex, it's comfort.
In this modern world, we have become so accustom to technology and how easy everything is. Food delivered to your door, online shopping, you don't even have to switch a light on anymore, just ask Siri, Alexa or ole mate Google.
The best thing you can do to counteract this right now is to get off your arse and go and pick your dinner up from the restaurant that is 400m away.
IT'S NOT MY FAULT!
Everything that happens to you, is your responsibility or you had a responsibility in that happening. By taking responsibility for everything that happens to you, you have control on your outcome.
Taking ownership is the first step of learning from a situation, looking at your reaction and questioning your decisions is the next.
You can't make the same mistake twice because the second time it is an informed decision as you already know the outcome.
HERE IF YOU NEED!
I don't know what I want? I don't know what my goals are? I don't know what I want to achieve?
Alot of people are not clinically diagnosed with depression or anxiety however can feel sad, depressed or anxious and this can cause them to be what is most commonly described as "being in a rut".
Glen Azar encourages you to just take an action. - within in the next 24hours. Just take a small step to make a change, it doesn't have to be a big one. Just move forward in any positive decisions you make.
WHAT IS THE PETER PRINCIPLE?
It's become a habit that employers "promote" employees into managerial or leadership roles based on whether they do their current role well however they forget to train them for the leadership role they have just thrust upon them.
WHAT DOES A STUNT WOMEN KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS?
Managing risks is what being a stunt person is all about and know Leanne has adopted this way of thinking when training leaders. As a leader, you have to manage the risk of people everyday from their emotions, the way you treat them, not being present or putting someone down. All of this, can destroy a person.
A LITTLE ABOUT LEANNE
Leanne is a former stunt women now leadership mentor who works closely with ganisation and uses state-of-the-art business tools to identify the passions, strengths and skills of their people to drive change.
Over her 30 year career, Leanne has had one focus, maximising individual & team potential by understanding and enhancing their strengths.
From her first leadership role – heading a commission-based sales team of 213 people across Australia and New Zealand back in 1983 – she's forged a passionate career in team leadership and development across many social enterprise and business organisations.
Leanne is incredibly versed in leadership qualities, what makes a good leader and how to deal with the duds.
Read more about Passions N Profits here.
ALL ABOUT CHRIS MCINTYRE
After finishing high school, Ollie moved to Northern India where he taught English within a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. While here,he was enchanted by and immersed himself into the Tibetan and Indian culture. This is where Ollie developed his passion for Yoga and Meditation practice.
Upon returning to Australia, Ollie started a business economics degree at Melbourne Uni however it wasn't long before his true passion of learning about the human body pulled him back in made the decision to switch degrees to Physiotherapy.
Ollie now is both a practising Physiotherapist and yoga instructor and is still passionate about learning and mindful living.
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