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Self-deception limits responsibility.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 6th, 2012

In relationships, both good and bad, we need to understand our impact and take responsibility for th...

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The power of belief

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 5th, 2012

A good friend posted this link and in 5 minutes i think it demonstrates the power of belief in our s...

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Leadership and Self-Deception

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 3rd, 2012

I was recommend a book called "Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box" by The Arbinge...

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It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 1st, 2012

My mentor used to tell me management is not a popularity contest, as sometimes we have to make tough...

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Recognizing what’s important.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 30th, 2012

Recognition is a powerful motivator. It costs us nothing and has a tremendous impact on morale, eng...

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Small Words, Big Returns.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 28th, 2012

Having just spent one week in Asia and another in the North America visiting the regional teams, I...

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No Mananas

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 24th, 2012

Putting things off until tomorrow is a potential first step on the road to failure. We should loo...

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Return on Investment

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 22nd, 2012

In business, one of the key metrics is Return on Investment, or ROI as its more commonly called. ...

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Interruption or Opportunity?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 21st, 2012

Like many, I try to operate an Open Door policy. Someone once asked me if it was successful, I sa...

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Beware of Sibling Rivalries.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 20th, 2012

When we are looking at transforming an organization into a high performing organization, not all of ...

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I love the data.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 17th, 2012

If you want to create a high performance culture, then it needs accurate performance measurements....

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Be the change you want to see!

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 15th, 2012

As I sit here watching the New Zealand All Blacks play the South African Springboks, I am reminded o...

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Attitude v Aptitude

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 15th, 2012

Aptitude is the about having the ability, talent or competency to do a particular task or job. Atti...

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Faster, Better, and Cheaper is it possible?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 14th, 2012

There is a saying “Faster, Better, Cheaper pick any two!” The implication being that it’s n...

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AIM for Success!

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 14th, 2012

AIM: Aspiration; Inspiration; and Motivation. These are three key elements we need to fire up in ord...

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There is no post today, why is that?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 13th, 2012

Well, my wife read yesterday’s blog and said I needed to practice some of these leadership princip...

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What does Success look like?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 12th, 2012

The are so many reasons why it’s important for us to define what Success looks like: If you don...

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The beauty of simplicity

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 11th, 2012

It’s often thought that complex problems require complex solutions, but this is not strictly true....

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Is organizational structure important?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 9th, 2012

In many organizations we spend a significant amount of time reviewing the organisational structure, ...

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The Power of Win-Win-Win

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 9th, 2012

If you can create Win-Win situations in all areas, there is no limit to the success that can be achi...

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Motivation not demotivation!

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 8th, 2012

Leaders often talk about the importance of motivating people. However, in many instances where the ...

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Developing the next generation of Leaders

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 8th, 2012

As a leader one of my key responsibilities is: to develop the people who work with me; to push them ...

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Show confidence in your team and they will return the compliment.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 7th, 2012

Leaders define the culture in their organisations and if, as Leaders, we don’t show confidence in ...

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Make people accountable for success, not for failure.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 6th, 2012

As a Leader, the type of environment I try to create is one where my staff feel accountable for succ...

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If you want to know whom to blame, then get a mirror.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 4th, 2012

If your team is not functioning well, not performing and you want to know where the problem lies, th...

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Empowerment, Accountability, Success

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 4th, 2012

Empowerment leads to increased accountability and increased accountability leads to a higher probabi...

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If you expect failure, you are putting your people in a position to fail, you are abdicating any accountability and the most likely outcome is failure.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 2nd, 2012

I am firm believer that the expectations we have of our teams, or individuals, has a significant imp...

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Leading in a Global Multi-Cultural Environment

  • Gordontredgold
  • Sep 1st, 2012

Over the years I have led and managed teams locally in the UK, Belgium, France, Holland, Czech Repub...

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Good to Great – Jim Collins

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 31st, 2012

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of the best books on business and leadership that I have ever re...

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‘Reward and Recognition’ is the fuel in the fire of continuous improvement.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 29th, 2012

In many of the companies I have worked for, they believe that you shouldn’t praise people for ju...

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