Cohost: Peter Cox
Welcome to the Leadership Series with Peter Cox.
Peter is an accomplished author and world renowned leadership consultant. He was referred to the show by Allan from Omega Services in episode 22, as Peter has worked closely with Allan and many other trade based companies over the years, implementing his leadership strategies into all levels of the organisations.
He worked with the Manly Sea Eagles from 2005 – 2011 and helped drive a culture of leadership within the organisation. This was part of the formula that enabled them win two NRL Premierships in 2008 and 2011. Since 2014, Peter has been working with the South Sydney Rabbitoh’s, who, through his leadership strategies, helped the Bunnies achieve their first NRL Premiership in 43 years.
Since 2015, he’s also been working with the Australian womens soccer team, The Matilda’s. In 2015, they achieved the best result in a World Cup that any Australian team has achieved to date, making the Quarter Finals.
Peter also works with professional golfer, Taylor Cooper.
Peter has helped one of his clients grow their business from $5 million to $100 million in the space in 6 years, so yes, he is very qualified in offering expertise in the space of leadership.
Episode 1: Allowing yourself to be led
One of the fundamental traits of a successful leader is his, or her capacity to be led.
If you look back in history at any prominent leader, you’ll see that they all had mentors, guides, coaches, consultants, counsels, confidants, whatever.
As business owners, it’s very common to be the one that comes up with all the ideas and executes all of the strategies, however having an outsiders neutral perspective on what you’re planning to do can often be the difference in hit, or miss. As Peter once told me, “Leadership is the ability to look the truth head on”.
In this episode, Peter talks about the importance of allowing yourself to be led and how you can become more teachable. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, then you are teachable, so I trust you’ll get a lot out of this episode.