Tag Archives: Paul Andrew

The Most Crowded Marketplace Of All

Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Work Horses And Show Ponies

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Affirmation Addicts

Affirmation Addicts

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Everyone Leading

Everyone Leading

Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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How To Lead Like A Marine

How To Lead Like A Marine

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tweet While in the USA recently I watched a documentary on the leadership development programs of the US Marines. I was struck by what a senior officer described as their “leadership philosophy”: Know Yourself, Know Your Job, Know Your People. Undoubtedly, the Marines are an elite and highly effective military force. Their leadership training must […]

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