CMO Show Interview

The CMO Show

This week, Glenn Dobson, Managing Director of the KONA Group and Hawaii Ironman triathlete, is interviewed by co-hosts Mark Jones and JV Douglas about why HRs current obsession with ’empowerment’ is a “management cop out”; staying motivated; and how setting new goals and challenges can help you achieve way beyond your own expectations.

“Business people today face so many distractions that it’s increasingly difficult to strike a balance between work and life, setting and achieving goals and maintaining focus and motivation.”

Yet Glenn’s ability to structure his week around the four “big rocks” in his life – work, training, family and sales training & coaching – have allowed him to pursue his dreams of becoming a Hawaii Ironman triathlete in KONA, and international sales coach. (Immediately after this interview he was getting on a plane to train businesses in Johannesburg, Dubai, Dallas and New Zealand)

This structure, he says, is integral to keeping himself motivated and avoiding the burnout that so many marketers and executives experience.

“People often say, ‘how do you fit it all in?’ I train 16 hours a week for an Ironman race and still spend a huge amount of time with my family.

I run a business and spend vast amounts of time with clients.

However I don’t get bogged down in the minutia, and the little low value tasks that can take up time.”

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For more information on KONA’s Sales Training or Call Centre Training please telephone Glenn on 0425 200 883 or email