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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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Most people can be successful if you can show them how and then focus on what’s important.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 27th, 2012

More often than not when teams have had poor results or have failed to deliver it’s usually it w...

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Everyone who comes to work wants to do a good job and be successful.
 As a Leader, I believe my job is to put them into a position where they can be successful.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 26th, 2012

I honestly believe that no one comes to work looking to do a bad job. Everyone wants to be success...

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Fundamental beliefs

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 25th, 2012

These are some of my fundamental beliefs which help shape the way I lead and manage people. They f...

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Leadership beginnings

  • Gordontredgold
  • Aug 23rd, 2012

I wanted to start my blog with my first experience of leadership and the impact it had on me, my b...

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