Archive for 'Leadership'
Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet I believe every relationship has a different exchange rate. When I travel I sometimes need to exchange my dollars for another currency. When I have a strong exchange rate the purchasing power of my money can be much greater than it would be at home, but when my exchange rate is weak I can [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet In ancient Rome a centurion could command those who were not Roman citizens to carry their equipment for a mile. Generally the conquered citizens resented the forced labour, but first century Christians began a tradition of “going the extra mile”. Not only would they do what they were required by law to do… but [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet As a kid I remember being pestered by aggressive seagulls at the beach. I thought if I threw them a few hot chips they’d be appeased and go away. How wrong I was. Suddenly there were more, and bolder still, with endless appetites! The Mayor of London recently reduced soaring pigeon numbers simply by [...]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet Maybe you’ve had an experience like this? I called my cable television provider a few weeks ago because I’d seen them advertising some special deals for the holidays. I’ve been with them for a few years, and their hold message repeatedly claims that I’m a “valued customer”. Well it turns out that their advertised [...]
Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet Through the years of leading people experience has taught me that there will always be armchair critics, the only question is how I will respond to them. While I welcome constructive feedback and critical thinking from those who share my values, I have no time at all for the armchair critic. Armchair critics are [...]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet I have always pursued the ideal that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. As I’ve worked with leaders around the world, I have discovered that mindset is not only a more satisfying way to live but it’s also a hallmark of those who rise above their competition. The most crowded marketplace [...]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet I’ve come to realize that being gifted and being productive aren’t always the same thing. Every leader makes a largely unconscious choice to encourage either show ponies or work horses in their leadership stable. Show ponies remind me of those team members that are gifted to the eyeballs, look the part and parade around [...]