Paul Morton, Founder of The Practical Leadership Academy, chats to me about leadership that is fit for the 21st Century. We argue the case for dragging yourself out of the Industrial Age and to think deeply about how you need to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. When you graduate to leadership, Paul says, “Your job is to build your business with your peers”
We agree that consistent focus on, and intentional practice of the fundamentals is critical, but those fundamentals cover more than the balance sheet. We explore some interesting phenomena – how managers who are struggling tend to default to doing the job they had before, and then we start unpicking the consequences.