Jul 21, 2021
While Adam Moore sought autonomy and responsibility in his career from day one, he had to be told (several times!) that his future lay in leadership. An instinctive people-person in an industry usually defined by technical skills, Adam is a trailblazer in the building sector with his passion for developing and lifting up others. In this episode he shares his leadership framework for growing future leaders while also growing yourself.
The people stuff of understanding value and contribution
True leadership means replacing yourself
Leadership mindset for difficult conversations
The leadership journey from craftsman to MD
A leadership toolkit for naming the issues
The importance of a trusted leadership network
Even as a second-year carpentry apprentice, a young Adam discovered an appetite for responsibility, planning and ongoing learning that have been hallmarks of his career ever since. Yet he didn’t identify these as burgeoning ‘leadership’ skills at the time.
It wasn’t until years later while working as a project manager in London that his then-boss helped join the dots when he told him that although Adam had been working for him for the past two years, it should have been the other way around.
This started Adam on the mindset transition from craftsman to business leader. By day, he was overseeing multi-million-dollar construction projects for diverse clientele that included Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Qantas among others. By night, he was reading about leadership and more critically analysing his own management of people.
Today, Adam is known for his commitment to growing his people’s potential. He measures leadership success as the point at which his team members put him out of a job.
Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.
Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.