In this episode, I chat to Jamie Fitzgerald from Inspiring Performance all about how to run a high performance business, adventures he’s been on and the lessons he’s learned.
After a professional career in New Zealand, Australia and Asia with a management consultancy firm, Jamie led the culture and training of 6000 Rugby World Cup volunteers in 2011. Outside his business career, Jamie has walked unaided to the South Pole, captained rowing crews against Cambridge and Oxford Universities during his management degrees, and holds the world record for rowing 5000km across the Atlantic Ocean.
Jamie has also walked the length of New Zealand with hundreds of at-risk teenagers and hosts the TV documentary series First Crossings and Intrepid New Zealand.
Having completed degrees in Management and Marketing and growing Inspiring Performance from the ground up, Jamie delivers a range of strategic, leadership and performance-based initiatives with organisations, government agencies and individuals around the world.
When he isn’t in the corporate jungle or up a mountain, Jamie with his wife Kate and their two kids enjoy time at a family farm in the Wairarapa.
In this episode, we discuss:
- 2:40: Striving for to be the best through clarity
- 4:15: The power of choice and why the things you say no to can define your success.
- 4:36: Why teams and businesses need clarity
- 7:11: What alignment means in organisations and why it’s so powerful
- 14:47: The power of preparation and risk management
- 18:54: How to create harmony, flow and alignment
- 22:40: Why focusing on value driven business and lean thinking improves business performance
- 26:41: How removing unnecessary detail and complexity improves the running of a business
- 28:38: Common traits among the best organisational leaders
- And more.