gordon@gordontredgold.com

Blog

Is organizational structure important?

In many organizations we spend a significant amount of time reviewing the organisational structure, tweaking it, changing it, or completely reorganising it completely. Over the last 20 years I have been through ...
Read More

The Power of Win-Win-Win

If you can create Win-Win situations in all areas, there is no limit to the success that can be achieved. When we create win-win scenarios this means that everyone is aligned; everyone ...
Read More

Motivation not demotivation!

Leaders often talk about the importance of motivating people. However, in many instances where the teams are not performing, this has been because the teams have been demotivated, rather than they are ...
Read More

Developing the next generation of Leaders

As a leader one of my key responsibilities is: to develop the people who work with me; to push them to new heights; and to develop the next generation of leaders. It’s ...
Read More

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

Leaders define the culture in their organisations and if, as Leaders, we don’t show confidence in our people, then this is the culture that we will create. A culture where there is ...
Read More

Make people accountable for success, not for failure.

As a Leader, the type of environment I try to create is one where my staff feel accountable for success and they know that I feel accountable for their failure. This is ...
Read More

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

If your team is not functioning well, not performing and you want to know where the problem lies, then get a mirror and the person responsible will usually be looking back at ...
Read More

Empowerment, Accountability, Success

Empowerment leads to increased accountability and increased accountability leads to a higher probability of success. When we delegate tasks to our staff, they do not automatically assume that they are empowered to ...
Read More

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.

I am firm believer that the expectations we have of our teams, or individuals, has a significant impact on the potential outcome. When we expect people to fail, we have taken the ...
Read More

Leading in a Global Multi-Cultural Environment

Over the years I have led and managed teams locally in the UK, Belgium, France, Holland, Czech Republic, USA and Germany, as well as remotely leading teams in India, Egypt, Austria, Malaysia, ...
Read More

Good to Great – Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of the best books on business and leadership that I have ever read and I recommend it to all my teams to read, it ...
Read More

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

In many of the companies I have worked for, they believe that you shouldn’t praise people for just doing their job, because that’s what they are paid to do. I just cannot ...
Read More