Here’s my interview on your best manager where we talk about mentors, influences and my leadership journey.
Interview – Key Takeaways
1:29 Gordon Tredgold’s Career Path
4:11 Who was Gordon’s Best Manager and Why?
8:10 Love Leadership: You’ve got to show your team that you care
9:09 Quote: “People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care”
10:19 Biggest People Management Challenge: Transitioning from being a colleague to managing your colleagues.
11:39 The Solution: Be Firm
13:13 Gordon’s Proudest Moment as a Leader: The power of a hug and this song, “Can you feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King Soundtrack
17:10 What’s Exciting Gordon Today? His book, FAST, was just nominated for Management Book of the year in the category of Practical Management (In the Final 5). Gordon is also excited to be currently coaching a new entrepreneur as she seeks to grow her business.
19:01 What does confidence sound like?
20:14 The importance of investing in personal and professional self-development.
20:47 The value of having a coach – the fastest path to growth
22:25 Gordon Tredgold’s FAST Approach – Focus. Accountability. Simplicity, Transparency.
24:24 How to evaluate bad business
26:12 Gordon’s Book Recommendation for First-Time Managers
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons for Personal Change, by Stephen Covey
Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles