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Leadership? Is It Just A Matter Of Getting The Midfield Right?

Is Leadership Really About Getting The Midfield Right?

It’s a question I find I’m asking myself more and more and here’s why.

@muddpartnership we believe that real Leadership Leadership that enables, Leadership that compels, Leadership that crosses the line and delivers — is in fact all about getting the midfield right!

I have already written an elephant’s sufficiency on Leadership: The Art, the multiple Theories, the finite Practice.

It’s all there and freely available on places like LinkedIn Pulse, the US blogging platform Medium, Thoughts And Ideas India, on my website and most recently in the Huffington Post, where I look at the right sort of Leadership for a V.U.C.A. World.

Individual, organisational or Business Leadership

However, whether we are talking about Individual Leadership, Organisational or Business Leadership, or leading the Body Politic, I believe it all comes down to these 3 essentials:

  • A robust and engaged Heart
  • An Espirit de corps, &
  • A core coherent and understood Vision.

And it’s all got to be relatable and gifted — Able to transcend and make the complex less complex, the tough stuff not so tough, and the unreachable within reach of All — Or, as the poet, Robert Browning might ask, “What’s a Heaven for if our grasp cannot extend our reach?”.

To my Mind, when the heady brew of Leadership is distilled to what Chaucer might call, “It’s fine and sweet liquor”, it’s about the ability to enable people to achieve things they would never have done without that Leadership.

It’s not about position; being at the Top or out in Front — It’s actually about being at the Centre and being there, come what may.

And it’s about getting that midfield just right — With the right balance of people, having the right skills and being in the right roles — So, they can play the Ball with confidence, clarity, agility, purpose — Moving forward, passing back, striking out, and hitting the target — Knowing the strategy and the tactics; the what to do and the how and when to do it!

What do you think?

Do you agree? I’d like to know.

I work with business leaders, organisations and individuals to enable them to be the best they can be, lead with excellence and introduce Mindfulness into the workplace, &, I can be contacted at

As well as also being a regular blogger on a range of platforms including The Huffington Post & Thrive Global where I’m featured as a global Wellbeing and Well Doing Influencer, I am author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ available on Amazon, the ‘Coffee & A Cup Of Mindfulness’and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series, and presenter of the ‘From Mindfulness With Love’series available free on iTunes.

You can follow the continuing journey uncovering Mindfulness on Twitter @TheMindfulBook and all the other stuff @Paul_Mudd and @muddpartnership



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Paul Adam Mudd

Paul Adam Mudd

I’m About Making The Complex Less Complex, The Tough Stuff Not So Tough & Like Archimedes Finding A Place To Stand | Huff Post, Thrive Global & Medium Writer