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How To Lead a Team of Former Peers with Andy Lightfoot | Episode 166


In today’s episode, we’re diving into the dynamic world of leadership transitions with our special guest, Andy Lightfoot, CEO at Space NK. 

Andy brings a wealth of experience from diverse retail backgrounds, offering unique insights into the challenges and triumphs of leading teams through various stages of growth and transformation. 

Episode Highlights 

  1. Becoming a CEO. Andy shares his insights on becoming a CEO and the real-world benefits of not chasing it. 
  1. How to Get a Promotion and Build Your Reputation. Learn how to get a promotion by taking a counterintuitive approach. Andy shares his experience of gaining a promotion by focusing solely on getting others promoted. 
  1. Making Tough Decisions. How to prepare for the unpopular, nuanced, and tough decisions that land on your desk as a CEO or senior leader. 
  1. Not Doing What You Want to Do. Andy shares his experience about why leaders must avoid getting involved in the things that they really want to get involved in. He also teaches us how to avoid taking on too many projects. 

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Further Resources If You Loved This Episode 

Check out the third-most listened-to episode (episode #57) of The Ben Morton Leadership podcast, in which General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and US Army General, discusses the misnomer of having a defined leadership style. 

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Listen to episode 156 featuring Michael Watkins, author of “The First 90 Days”, here:   

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 More About the Andy Lightfoot 

Andy Lightfoot is a modern CEO with a rich background in retail, spanning both traditional and digital platforms. His journey includes leadership roles in global organisations and a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of business management.  

With a focus on analytical and creative approaches, Andy has steered companies through both successes and setbacks, shaping his distinctive perspective on effective leadership strategies.

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