Tag Archives: Leadership Development
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 14. Dec, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet It’s said like an insult… “You’ve changed!” Perhaps you were in a conversation with a lifelong friend or a family member. Something you did or said wasn’t quite what you always used to do or say. And then out it comes, with a hint of disgust… “You’ve changed!” Here’s the problem: if you want [...]
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 [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet Over breakfast recently I was discussing the journey of leadership with a new friend when he described himself as a “Recovering Affirmation Addict”. Just quietly, so am I. Reflecting on my own past as a world-class people pleaser, it was clear to both of us that we had not become truly effective as leaders [...]
Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet Three words in Rudy Giuliani’s book titled “Leadership” had a lasting impact on my life. In it he explained the essence of his philosophy on leadership as he reflected on leading New York City as its Mayor through both triumph and tragedy, including the attacks on the World Trade Center. On his desk throughout [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by Paul Andrew.
Tweet Truly great teams are places where everyone leads. While most organisations are content to build leadership structures, the best companies instead build leadership cultures. Leadership is more than a title, a job description, a corner office or place on the org chart. Leadership is as much about how we carry ourselves, and how we [...]