Peter Anderton: Leadership Simplified

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are thrilled to have with us Peter Anderton, Keynote Speaker, High Performance Engineer and Director of Internal Alignment. He will share his journey from working with different companies and great leaders that helped him mold into a person he is right now. Peter will also tell us the significance of the two rules of leadership.

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In This Episode:

[3:23] What does Championship Leadership mean to Peter Anderton?

[6:52] Who is Peter Anderton, and what brought him to where he is today?

[10:58] Leaders that have influenced him.

[17:35] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.

[19:30] A turning point of his life.

[27:29] Episode takeaways.

About the Guest

Let’s start with full disclosure – sometimes I’ve succeeded – and sometimes I’ve failed!  Failure is our best teacher – that’s why I learned everything I need to know about leadership from Chocolate Hobnobs!  In the end, they taught me leadership isn’t easy, but it IS simple.

20 years ago, I was the man who made Chocolate Hobnobs!  It was mayhem. On paper, the newly automated line had tremendous capacity.  The reality was different. My worst ever shift left 10 tonnes of biscuits on the floor – apart from the ones I ate!  Day after day, week after week, I was everywhere – solving problems here, solving problems there. There was nothing I wouldn’t do in order to keep things moving.  I had a full production team, but too often it seemed I was the only one who cared, the only one who ‘got it’, as though things only worked when I was there.

My team were a million miles away from being the best they could be.  Why? Because I had fundamentally missed what leadership was all about.

The world has too many leaders, at all levels, to whom the truths of leadership have become lost in the noise.  These leaders are making themselves, and those around them, miserable.

I can change all that.

But my speaking isn’t a dialogue about how great I am – or how you all need to be more like me – far from it!  My speaking recognizes how many leaders are surrounded by alligators, soaked in exhaustion and desperate for better results. Too often there’s so much going on it seems impossible to change.  In that state, leadership seems like a distant, theoretical concept.

But clear away all the mystery and complexity, and you will see the ultimate truths of leadership are sharp, powerful and simply waiting to be applied.

I help senior executives cut through the noise to transform their organisations, their teams – and their lives.  That’s what I do.

Important Quotes:

“Champion leadership is not so much about a competition as to who is the best, but it’s more about the fact that there’s a lot of mediocrity out there when it comes to leadership.”

“There’s no such thing as the perfect leader. They simply don’t exist. But actually we can all raise our game and have a far, far greater impact, more positive impact on those around us.”

“If you’re lined up and pointing in the same direction, you can achieve just about anything.”

“Rule number one of leadership, is it’s not about you. It’s not about your way of doing things. It’s not about your solutions. It’s not about your ego. It’s not about covering your back, or any of that. It’s about the people. It’s about the team. It’s about how you can help them become the best that they can be.”

“It’s not your job to deliver the results. It’s your job to deliver the team to deliver the results.”

“We often think that it’s the big decisions that will lead us to a different point, but often it’s the small decisions that we make on a daily basis that make the biggest difference.”

“Rule number 2 as a leader recognizes that the only thing that we have within our control to affect somebody else’s behavior as ourselves, the only thing that we have within our control to affect the outcomes for the life that we live is ourselves.”

“Start going to bed at a sensible time and get some sleep, even though you think you haven’t got time.”

“Whatever else is going on around me. It starts with me.”

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