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What is work ethic? What are the qualities of good, and poor work ethic?Work ethic refers to a set of moral principles, values, and attitudes around how to act at work. Whilethis may vary depending on your organization and company culture, there are a few universalqualities of both good and poor work ethic.This is what we will be unpacking on the show today with our guest Tutti Taygerly.Throughout her 22 years in tech, and now, as an executive coach who teaches leaders how to scaletheir teams, she’s identified four qualities that exemplify good work ethic:Reliability and dependability: You need to meet deadlines on time, act appropriately in virtual and in-person meetings, and navigate different communication styles. You need to regularly deliver on these behaviors.Productivity: You need to consistently navigate your priorities and find smart ways to use your time, complete important the tasks, and deliver high-quality results.Ownership and autonomy: You need to exercise initiative, and show that you can take direction from others, learn, and improve.Collaboration and team support: You need to have the foresight to look beyond your individual role and establish positive working relationships with others. Support the responsibilities of your team and act as a team player.All four qualities demonstrate professional integrity, or the practice of showing a strong commitment to ethical behavior at work.In contrast, examples of bad work ethic include:Low work qualityConsistent tardinessLack of attention to deadlinesFocusing on your own goals at the expense of the greater team or company goalsAbuse and harassment, whether of the most explicit variety or the unconscious, micro-aggressions and sabotaging of others.If you are keen to develop or maintain the habit of a good work ethic, then this episode is a must!Tutti is a coach to entrepreneurs and org leaders who make a real impact in the world. She typically supports women, people of colour, and immigrants, the “others” who are defining their own leadership in the tech world.Notable moments in this episode:(02:44) - Is work ethic about people being lazy versus driven?(07:32) - Is there a connection between willpower and work ethic?(29:00) - Tutti’s #1 habit on how to have a better work ethic***Follow Tutti:Buy her book: Blog: Linkedin: Twitter: Website: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
This week on the show we have the incredibly quick minded and highly energetic Justin Breen.We are talking about how we can have our cake and eat it too; this means we can crush it in our chosen craft, without having to sacrifice our loved ones or the things we love to do.Justin Breen considers himself a results guy; he’s great at making things happen, but not so great at generating awesome ideas. But that hasn’t stopped him from creating an epic business and life!What Breen lacks in idea generation; he makes up for in his ability to recognize when an amazing idea is presented to him. The concepts that rule his life and success evolved from conversations with innovators.Learn the thirty transformational ideas Breen has gathered from some of the world’s top business leaders. Each idea’s chapter concludes with simplified takeaways to help you think and take action to incorporate them into your own business and life.The author of the international bestseller Epic Business is back with Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller, Epic Life. This sequel details how the ideas within led Breen to create and build two successful global companies — all while spending more time with his friends and family. Start your journey to creating your epic life today!Justin Breen is the founder of BrEpic Communications LLC , he has 20+ years in the media business, has won dozens of editing and writing awards, and is an author of countless viral stories. BrEpic will write clicky stories that highlight you or your business.His mission is to partner with the 0.1 percent because they create the technologies, companies and systems that benefit the other 99.9 percent of the population.Notable moments in this episode:(12:29) - This test will help you understand how you naturally approach tasks and work(22:21) - Why entrepreneurs will build big businesses but lose their families(33:00) - Justin’s #1 piece of wisdom about “how to be epic” Follow Justin:Buy his book: Facebook: Instagram: Linkedin: Twitter: Website: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Your values are your compass.This week we are joined by Dr. Mandeep Rai to discuss her work on values. Mandeep is the author of the international bestseller "The Values Compass" and a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world.Every day we make decisions based on what we believe in: values that define the ambitions we set, the choices we make, and the relationships we choose. In The Values Compass, Dr. Mandeep Rai shows how the countries of the world epitomize the power of values, provide an ideal guide to help us understand our own, and teach us important lessons about success.From Moroccan compromise to Armenian survival and American entrepreneurship, The Values Compass shows how we can incorporate the values that animate nations into our own lives—seeing ourselves through the eyes of the world, and shedding new light on the opportunities and challenges that define us. The result is an insightful and readable collection that helps us reflect on the values that matter most, last the longest, and have the greatest power to create change.“The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from acting with narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.” —THE DALAI LAMAMandeep travelled to more than 150 countries and reported as a journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters, amongst others. Mandeep began her career in private banking at JPMorgan and later worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots NGOs before setting up the UAE’s first media venture capital fund.Mandeep has an MSc in development from the London School of Economics, an MBA from the London Business School, with a year at Harvard Business School and MIT, and holds a PhD in global values. Notable moments in this episode:(45:07) - This simple activity helps you figure out your values if you are feeling lost(50:29) - How values shape a company’s culture(57:37) - Mandeep’s #1 habit to help you live in congruency driven from your values ***Follow Mandeep:Buy her book: Facebook: Forbes articles: Instagram: Twitter: Website: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Why is my team underperforming and what can I do about it?This week we are talking to Anne Sugar about what characterizes underperforming teams and what can you if you find yourself leading or operating within a team that isn’t up to scratch. With all the material out there today about high-performing teams it seems like we have left out the reality that not all teams are high performing.Whilst there may be tonnes of material available that gives us insights into how to maintain or optimise team-based performance, what do we do when the team that we are on are barely performing? First off, it can be a hard pill to swallow, especially for those of us who pride ourselves on outcomes and delivery, rarely in the business world do we see people acknowledging that their team is consistently underperforming. In today’s conversation, we attempt to break the stigma, underperformance can be addressed skilfully and without the need to be ashamed of it. Sometimes things just aren’t working or where they need to be, the real question is what we are willing to do about it. About Anne:Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.Prior to becoming an executive coach more than a decade ago, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta. She draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology, to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.Notable moments in this episode:(18:19) - How to deal with toxic colleagues(22:58) - Can good leaders be good managers? And vice versa?(38:20) - Anne’s #1 habit on immediate actions to start building a high-performing team***Follow Anne:Forbes articles: HBR articles: Inc. articles: Linkedin: Twitter: Website: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
This week on our show we dive into one of my favourite topics…sales! For this conversation, we have one of the world's most notable experts on the subject, Tony Hughes. Tony is an international keynote speaker, best-selling author, professional selling educator, award-winning blogger, and the most-read LinkedIn Author globally on the topic of B2B sales leadership. He is the co-founder of Sales IQ Global and ranked by Top Sales Magazine as the most influential person for professional selling in Asia-Pacific.With 35 years of sales and business leadership experience, Tony is an experienced CEO and company director having served as Director of Sales for public corporations and as the Asia-pacific Managing Director for several tier-one global technology companies.In our conversation, we cover our origins with selling, and how it transformed both of our lives, we move into the ancient truths of selling through to the cutting-edge approaches in a digitised world.The message is selling isn’t dead, old truths are now radicalised through the digital era.We go on to discuss, how to lead in creating a customer-centric culture, the future of selling in the fourth industrial revolution and the foundations of sales success in the age of empowered buyers.Tony teaches 'modernized selling' within the MBA program at the University of Technology, Sydney and has taught at other universities, and we discuss how selling hasn’t been taught traditionally in universities as its fallen under the scope of marketing, but as many sellers and marketers know, they are different crafts, Tony shares his views on the future of this relationship too. I have had the benefit of reading a couple of Tony's books and recommend The Joshua Principle to anyone that loves sales and connects to the Hero’s Journey, it’s a beautiful story of a novice seller and mentor and their combined journey. His other book, Tech Powered Sales is a meeting point of Sci-Fi and Sales, it's radical and future-oriented as it connects Digital, AI, and selling into an ecosystem of connected sales engagement. It’s a remarkable read. Notable moments in this episode:(22:24) - What ineffective sales look like(39:32) - How you can leverage technology to identify more trigger events to create more opportunity(52:23) - Tony’s #1 habit to get better with sales***Follow Tony:Books: Facebook: Linkedin: Twitter: Website: YouTube: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
This week on the show we talk about fear and overwhelm at work.How do you face your fears at work, and what are the skills that will help you deal with overwhelm in a productive way without spiralling into a full meltdown or losing it at one of your colleagues?Rebecca Zucker is a partner at a firm called Next Step Partners whose mission is to move organizations and the world forward by creating the conditions for personal and systemic change.Our conversation is focused on a recent Harvard Business Review article that deals with the phenomena of fear and overwhelms at work, what triggers us, and what can we as leaders do when it happens to ensure that we get perspective, create space for what we are feeling and most of all not react to others from this place. The costs can be extremely high and hard to come back from.Rebecca believes that growth requires both vision and action and her clients rely on her intelligence, pragmatism, and unwavering professionalism to demystify the process of growth and achieve their goals. As an expert in executive coaching as well as leadership and career development, Rebecca coaches C-level executives and other senior leaders across the globe.In addition to several venture-backed startups, her clients span multiple sectors, including technology, venture capital, private equity, financial services, law, consulting, consumer products, media, healthcare, biotech, education, and philanthropy.She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and and is frequently quoted in the press on career and leadership issues. Rebecca graduated as valedictorian from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and later received her MBA from Stanford. She then worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs in New York and held leadership positions at Disney EMEA in Paris and at Robertson Stephens. She received her coaching training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute and from Minds at Work.Notable moments in this episode:(12:18) - How to get unstuck when in the thick of overwhelm(26:42) - What happens to a positive team environment when an employee brings their incessant limiting beliefs?(34:47) - Rebecca’s #1 habit on how to combat overwhelm***Follow Rebecca:Newsletter: Linkedin: Twitter: ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
When your inner voice lies to you.As humans our inner voice is one of the most precious instruments of truth we have. Or so we’re told. This talk lays out a specific approach for verifying what your inner voice says to you so simply that anyone could put it to use immediately.Cheryl Strauss Einhorn founded Decisive, a decision sciences company that trains people and teams in complex problem solving and decision-making skills using the AREA Method. AREA is an evidence-based decision-making system that uniquely controls for and counters cognitive bias to expand knowledge while improving judgment. Cheryl developed AREA during her two decades as an award-winning investigative journalist writing for publications ranging from The New York Times and Foreign Policy Magazine to Barron’s and The Stanford Social Innovation Review. Here are some benefits of the AREA method with respect to decision-making. - The AREA Method guides you to gather information one perspective at a time to help you control your rush to judgement. The Exploitation chapter offers even more specific exercises to tackle this bias.- By gathering information one perspective at a time and by beginning with information from the source itself, you ground yourself in perspectives other than your own. This keeps your data and your focus more objective.- By following the AREA Method you will be using a source-based methodology that is structured to heighten your awareness of your own thinking limitations while focusing you on other people’s viewpoints.- The AREA Method encourages you to do your own work, broken down into discrete and manageable research steps. Further, the AREA Method is structured so that you are always aware of the source(s) of your information. By being aware of your source, you put some distance between yourself and the herd.Cheryl teaches at Cornell University and has authored two books Problem Solved, A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction, about personal and professional decision-making, and Investing In Financial Research, A Decision-Making System for Better Results about financial and investment decisions. Notable moments in this episode:(06:46) - How to know if your inner voice is lying to you(27:21) - How executives can use the AREA method to make better business decisions(46:22) - Cheryl’s #1 habit to ensure you improve your decision making skills***Follow Cheryl:Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn - Twitter - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Dominic’s career began when he initially studied to become a lawyer. After graduating and working in the corporate world, he came to the realisation that the idea of working for 20 years to “maybe” make a partner was not the route he wanted to take.Notable moments in this episode:(09:48) - How to deal with conflict with business partners(38:00) - Why people have a poor relationship with money(46:00) - Dominic’s #1 habit to maximise your life in 90-day cycles***Follow Dominic:Instagram - LinkedIn - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast - Owning his own business had always been in his mind. Having the advantage of being raised by parents who were well-established entrepreneurs, he decided within a year of working in law to quit his job and become self-employed in the area of marketing & advertising.When Dominic was in his late teens/early 20's, he unwisely chose a career in law. Not long after, he took a fork in the road. This lead him to start building his own business and now running a mentorship program across 4 countries. That one decision has now led to a business throughout Australia, New Zealand and The U.K.
Former Navy SEAL and Founder of two nonprofit organizations benefitting Veterans and First Responders, is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Birdman enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers collapse on 9/11 and served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to SEAL Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor.In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Birdman was riding atop a Humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), causing a detonation and throwing him from the Humvee. Birdman regained composure with his face and hands burned and witnessed his fellow team members suffer devastating burn and blast injuries. His entire team survived their injuries and went back to operate.In 2012, Birdman established Sons of the Flag to help Veteran and First Responder burn survivors and their families find the help and medical attention they truly deserve. He recognized that burn care treatments and advancements had not been evolving as other forms of injuries, so he made it his mission to do something about it!He is also the founder of the Birds Eye View Project, addressing the extreme needs of Veterans and First Responders through extreme sports.In the midst of running two nonprofit organizations, Birdman also authored “Sons of the Flag: Real Accounts from the last 100 years of American Service”, a book dedicated to relaying a selection of real stories of American Heroes.Then, Birdman had a special calling because of a teammate and dear friend he lost too soon. Now a sponsored athlete in the extreme sports arena, he has founded The Human Performance Project. This Human Performance Project will encompass taking a deeper dive into health and wellness giving our next generation a better understanding and roadmap on taking proper care of their bodies through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual guidance from world-renowned experts in their fieldsNotable moments in this episode:(25:40) - How much of Navy SEAL training is physical vs mental?(30:29) - An Iraq deployment that led to an IED(50:10) - Ryan’s #1 habit to set you up for the day***Follow Ryan:LinkTree - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Most people think of mental toughness when they imagine a Navy SEAL. What they don’t expect is the thoughtful, yoga-innovating, joking and laughing, professor of leadership named Mark Divine.This is our guest on this week's episode of the show!At twenty-six he graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011. His leadership of teams was so effective the government tasked him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. Not only did it increase the quality of SEAL candidates, but it also reduced the BUD/S attrition rate up to five percent.His focus on more than just physical fitness made Mark's program so effective. He’d seen laughter conquer fatigue and bond teams at their BUD/S breaking point, intuition save his men during the hell of war and special ops missions. He knew he could form a fitness company that prepared civilians for the physical AND mental/emotional demands of a Navy SEAL-like lifestyle. So he started At the same time SEALFIT was beginning he co-founded Coronado Brewing Company, built, the leading website for SEAL gear and information, and launched US Tactical, a government contracting business. He also served as an adjunct professor of leadership at the University of San Diego before the Navy called him up for duty in the Iraq War.Through Mark’s teaching, entrepreneurial endeavors and travel to foreign countries, he noticed the power of mental toughness, emotional resilience, intuitive leadership and a healthy spirit for anyone wanting breakthrough performance. They weren’t solely for combat or restricted to the business world or one culture. He’d watch them transform people's lives from every background, nation and belief system. So he wrote and self-published his first book, Unbeatable Mind, in 2011 and launched its at-home study program.Notable moments in this episode:(18:19) - How life unfolds when your upbringing has materialistic abundance but with a scarcity mindset(35:31) - How famous Navy SEAL, David Goggins would have gone to that next level if he did this.(54:13) - Mark’s #1 habit on mindset***Follow Mark:Books - Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn - Podcast - Twitter - Website - YouTube - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Matt is a Holistic High-Performance Coach, hailing from Sydney, Australia. A former professional surfer himself, Matt, now 45, has since coached World champions, and Australasian champions, published 2 best-sellers, and coached and lectured on performance to many leading executives and professional sporting groups worldwide. He had learned how to do things very well, but like most people, was starting to realise it was the being (state of mind) side of things that needed more attention. So he began to explore the inside world of the mind and the simple art of living, not just performing.Driven by his personal fascination with spirituality and philosophy, Matt quit his job on the World Surfing Tour In 2008 and spent 4-5 years in quiet contemplation in the Royal National Park, just south of his home in Sydney. For half a day every day, Matt explored the nature of life, success, the detachment of suffering and how to live a life of high performance, without compromising yourself in the process. This, coupled with his experience in the world of elite performance, would become the inspiration for his programs around The Nature of Success.Matt is also the director of the Kelee® Foundation Australia, a unique understanding and training of the mind via meditation that helps people detach from disharmonious thoughts and emotions and open their natural ability to its purist point.Matt has a 360-degree view of performance, programs and methodologies that begin with self-awareness and enable his clients to go after what it is they feel most drawn to in life, with more awareness and less fear. Matt works with everyone from professional athletes to businessman. He lives in Cronulla with his wife Kate and two sons. When he is not teaching about the nature of the mind and performance, he can still be found in the Royal National park, or on his balcony at home, in deep contemplation, studying it himself.Notable moments in this episode:(10:17) - What is most people’s strategy for their pain?(25:18) - How you as an executive can improve their performance and its consistency(41:57) - Matt’s #1 habit to help you have the awareness to ‘know thyself’***Follow Matt:Book - LinkedIn - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Many of us witnessed personal transformations or have heard about stories of people embarking on tremendous change, this week we have Abbas Soukie on the show to unpack how he has been able to transform in a wholesale way in such a short space of time.I came across Abbas through my personal network on Facebook, within my feeds there are no shortages of ultra-endurance events and people doing remarkable things with their bodies, but as I slowly started to learn more about Abbas, I started to understand how remarkable his story truly is. Abbas is an attorney to some of the most notorious and well-known figures in Sydney, as a top-in-demand attorney, the lifestyle that came with it saw him become highly unhealthy. This all changed during a pivotal period in his life, and he decided to walk into a gym.Within a year, he lost an incredible amount of weight, what started off as some light sessions in the gym, and some short runs have led him into the world of ultra-endurance sport.You can now find Abbas on bike cycling across the different states in Australia or on a track attempting 24 hour runs, he is currently in the process of training for a world record cycling attempt.Whilst the physical change and the continued push in the endurance space is a remarkable story, the real story is about the shift in identity and more so the habits that have enabled Abbas to sustain this. We are talking about a transformation beyond the physical, this has been a shift of his whole mind, body, and spirit complex and this is a story that we felt had to be told.Abbas has extensive experience in criminal law. He has played a crucial role in some of Australia’s most serious and highly publicised criminal prosecutions, including charges of murder, drug supply, drug importations, serious assaults, firearm and serious fraud-related matters.Notable moments in this episode:(12:30) - How to stay consistent after a dramatic lifestyle and shift(24:00) - Abbas’ Guinness world bike attempt with minimal training(34:59) - How loved ones can cope when you are making a massive transformation***Follow Abbas:Facebook - - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Here we have Charlie Engle back for round 2!After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for thirty-five, fifty, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race. The Matt Damon-produced documentary, Running the Sahara, followed Engle as he led a team on a harrowing, record breaking 4,500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, which helped raise millions of dollars for charity. Charlie's growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud. Engle would spend sixteen months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail, he pounded the small prison track, running endlessly in circles. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up in dehumanizing circumstances. In his book, Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles--from coping with addiction to serving time in prison--and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.Notable moments in this episode:(18:53) - how running became an antidote to substance abuse(25:38) - why the 12 steps are so transformative(39:58) - Charlie’s response when asked “can't you have a drink tomorrow after being sober for 30years?”***Follow Charlie:Book - Facebook - Instagram - - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time management coaching and speaking company that partners with individuals on the journey from guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to accomplishing more with peace and confidence. All time management coaching is done virtually and can support you in managing your time and staying productive while working remotely. McGraw Hill is the publisher of Elizabeth's first book: The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress. Harvard Business Review is the publisher of her second book: How to Invest Your Time Like Money. FaithWords is the publisher of her third book: Divine Time Management: The Joy of Trusting God's Loving Plans for You.Elizabeth has appeared in Inc magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on NBC, ABC, and CBS. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of the Year by Stiletto Woman.Elizabeth’s time coaching clients have the opportunity to go through her exclusive Schedule Makeover life transformation process through phone coaching and custom action guides or in-person training. Notable moments in this episode:(22:16) - how to have better time management between work and family(30:06) - a spiritual approach on time management to allow you to trust the process(43:19) - Elizabeth’s #1 habit to better your time management***Follow Elizabeth:Books - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
This week we have Justin Crocker on the show to talk about his time as Green Beret and his evolution to Director of Counterterrorism after graduating from Yale with a post-graduate degree. The focus is on his learnings and development that occurred through exposure to the elite in the military and academic realm. He has continued with his pivots as he is now focused on the entrepreneurial journey with his wife as they “kick “off their woman-only kickboxing gyms. Justin decided to focus on prioritising family, and in doing so has created a family-orientated mission, we dive into this journey too and his thought process behind why he felt it was the necessary thing to do.Justin was born and raised in a military family in the East Bay Area of California. After graduating high school in 1998 Justin joined the U.S. Army as an Airborne Infantryman. In 2001 Justin left the Army to attend The Ohio State University where he earned his B.A. in 2005 and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Justin served once again in the U.S. Army from 2005 until June 2022. During his career, Justin attended various military schools including the U.S. Army Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course (colloquially known as the Green Berets), Jumpmaster School and the U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (also known as SERE School).Justin retired from the U.S. Army in June 2022 after more than 20 years of combined service. He is married to his beautiful wife Adrian and they both share two amazing kids (Travis, 6 and Victoria, 7). Justin and his family recently moved to Carmel, Indiana. It was a pleasure interviewing Justin, a true gentleman, we are sure that you will get much out of his story and the lessons imparted. Notable moments in this episode:(08:20) - how Green Berets manage ambiguity(11:28) - can someone learn to be calm or is it an innate trait?(28:13) - how does an Ivy League college transform a Green Beret?***Follow Justin:LinkedIn - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
How can we break free from the familiar failures of management and leadership that can’t seem to truly inspire employees and teams in today's uber competitive world? By breaking free from the tired leadership methods of the past. If anyone knows about what it takes to change course and follow the unexpected, innovative paths to high achievement, it’s Urs Koenig.It Is High Time to Shift Our Leadership from THEN to NOW!Many of us struggle with how to best lead our teams in today’s fast paced, messy, cutthroat business climate. We face challenges which did not exist twenty or even ten years ago. But the prevailing methods of leadership come from the past, having been handed down from past generations of managers and executives.But what worked back THEN does not work NOW.The old ways of leading do not reflect new realities and are failing to inspire new generations. Outdated leadership approaches are reducing productivity, increasing turn over, squashing the potential of our people and ultimately are killing profits. But what if the way we lead our teams matched the pace of our rapidly changing world? What if we moved from slow moving silos to fast execution at the customer facing front line? What if we shifted from top down, command/control leadership to a more bottom up, purpose driven and human centred approach?Shift from THEN to NOWHow has what we’ve learned about leadership of the past changed the way we lead today? How do we best inspire our people in today's fast paced, high stake business environment? THEN, executives and managers used heavy-handed scare tactics to try and pull productivity out of their employees. NOW, sharing and empowering are two of the most important tasks managers must master. THEN, all employees focused on the boss. NOW, managers and employees work and learn together in service of the mission. From kicking down to helping up. From hidden agendas to radically transparent sharing. Urs Koenig and his five-part leadership model is your guide to shifting from THEN to NOW, that will transform your leadership, your teams, and your organization.Make sure you check out the episode to hear more!Notable moments in this episode:(16:19) - what is it actually like for executive coaches?(19:07) - a framework to help you adapt your leadership style(33:35) - Urs’ #1 habit to be an open leader in 2022***Follow Urs:Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn - Twitter - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Robin Taub is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), keynote speaker and award-winning author. Her latest book, The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life, gives parents the information, strategies and inspiration they need to teach their kids about money.Robin has held professional positions in both audit and taxation at two of Canada’s largest accounting firms, and spent five years in the complex world of Derivatives Marketing at Citibank Canada. She is also passionate about improving opportunities for women CPAs to advance into positions of leadership. From 2008 until 2017, she was a member, and then Chair, of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council.Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with High Distinction) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She earned her Chartered Accountant designation and went on to complete the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course. Robin values lifelong learning and participated in the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s Director Education Program.She lives in Toronto where she and her husband have raised two (mostly) money-smart young adults, a son and a daughter. For fun, she loves to snowboard, cycle and go to concerts.Notable moments in this episode:(09:57) - why isn't financial literacy taught at schools?(13:14) - having the right conversations around money to prevent financial stress(29:12) - habits we can give our kids on financial literacy***Follow Robin:Book - - LinkedIn - Twitter - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
In addition to being a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer and decorated combat leader, Mike Ettore served successfully as a C-level executive in a publicly traded professional services firm with annual revenue in excess of $1 Billion. His unique background enables him to understand the personal and professional challenges that senior business leaders face on a daily basis. Mike brings a wealth of practical, real-life leadership expertise and presence to every coaching engagement and serves as a catalyst to accelerate change and the achievement of positive results.Working with forward-looking companies and select individual executives, Mike provides senior leaders with a confidential and neutral sounding board to discuss the leadership challenges they are experiencing.Notable moments in this episode:(16:04) - the similarities between business and the US Marines(42:36) - the three hard questions every CEO needs to ask their executives(46:21) - when to be a mummy/daddy and when to be a mother/father***Follow Mike:Books - Facebook - LinkedIn - Podcast - Twitter - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz take us on an unlikely journey—from the West Wing of the White House to San Quentin’s death row; from Ivy League brain research laboratories to underground psychedelic circles; from the temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park to the main stage at a heavy metal festival—to explore the meaning and importance of silence and the art of finding it in any situation.Golden is a field guide to getting beyond the noise—not just the noise in our ears, but also on our screens and in our heads. Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, business, spirituality, politics, and the arts, Marz and Zorn explore why auditory, informational, and internal silence is essential for physical health, mental clarity, ecological sustainability, and vibrant community. They show how to go beyond the ordinary rules and tools of mindfulness to help individuals, families, organizations, and whole societies dial down the noise and find pristine attention.In this engaging and unexpected rethinking of the meaning of quiet, Marz and Zorn make the bold and convincing argument that we can repair our world by reclaiming the presence of silence in our lives.Notable moments in this episode:(13:04) - how does society deal with the uptick in noise?(22:25) - how silence can help executives flourish in their organisations(27:51) - what to do when heightened stress kicks in and having to make difficult decisions***Follow Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz:Book - LinkedIn (Justin) - LinkedIn (Leigh) - Website (Justin) - Website (Leigh) - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
Dr Jo Mitchell is a clinical and coaching psychologist and Co-Founder of The Mind Room, an innovative and creative psychology community in Collingwood, Victoria. Jo works with individuals and organisations to manage mental illness and build wellbeing. Her current focus is on wellbeing design and immersive cultural experiences that promote mental health beyond the therapy room. Jo has an applied and academic interest in wellbeing science – including ACT, positive psychology, mindfulness and technology - and completed the first Australian PhD in this field. With over twenty years of experience in mental health, business and sport (including AFL, Olympic and Paralympic sports and Orienteering) Jo is motivated by creative collaborations that make positive health and social change.Notable moments in this episode:(18:22) - how you can be flourishing in your life(33:10) - this Japanese study of 30,000 people shows which people live longer and healthier lives(45:00) - take on these habits to start having a fit mind today***Follow Jo:Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn - Twitter - Website - ***Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey:Apple - - - Instagram - LinkedIn - Oberit - Strava - YouTube - - the podcast -
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