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Tradition or stagnation.

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  • Oct 17th, 2012

In practically all companies that I have worked when you ask the question why do we do something t...

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Hero’s and Influences.

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  • Oct 15th, 2012

I was asked the other day, who was my biggest influence in a leadership context. I thought about it...

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My first job, success or failure?

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  • Oct 14th, 2012

My first job straight out of University was as a Production Manager in Textile Wallcovering Factory ...

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Efficient V Effective.

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  • Oct 13th, 2012

There is a big difference between being efficient and being effective. When we are efficient, it me...

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Motivation but….

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 11th, 2012

When it comes to motivating people we need to focus only on positives messages in order to maximis...

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Mistakes, are they really a learning opportunity?

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 11th, 2012

I've written a few posts on mistakes recently and their importance on our learning. But it occurred...

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Why we need to fail

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 10th, 2012

Excellent video from Derek Sivers on the benefits of failure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhxcFG...

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When you’re going through hell…keep going!

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 10th, 2012

This is one of my favourite quotes and it comes from Winston Churchill, “when you’re going throu...

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The Art of Winning.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 8th, 2012

I have written so many articles on the subjects of Winning Culture, Success and creating Win-Win sce...

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No mistakes, no progress.

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 7th, 2012

Everyone knows that we learn from our mistakes and that they are a necessary part of our development...

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Is leadership over rated? Is it the followers who are the most important

  • Gordontredgold
  • Oct 6th, 2012

Excellent video showing how movements happen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74AxCqOTvg...

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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

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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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