Visiting Professor

staffordshireI wanted to say a big thanks you to Staffordshire University for making me Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

When it comes to reward and recognition this is one of the highlights of my career and I feel very humbled by the honour.

Staffordshire University was my first speaking engagement where I spoke about FAST Leadership, and to get this level of recognition is truly motivating.

I can honestly say that it was not something that I ever thought I would achieve, and if you had told me this last year I would have told you you are crazy.

I am really looking forward to working with Staffordshire University over the next 3 years, I have had some great discussions and I am confident that this will be a mutually beneficial relationship.

I have already given an MBA Masterclass on FAST Leadership, with Professor Rune Todnem By. This was a great experience for me, there is nothing quite like being grilled on a subject you think you’re an expert in, by MBA students. That really helped me get a better and clearer understanding and I look forward to doing more of that.

My role will involve supporting research, some teaching and working to improve the standing of Staffordshire University and it’s here I am most excited, I would love to help them become a FAST University.

I also want to thank everyone who has supported me through my career, who have followed my blog, encouraged my writing and speaking.

This award is just as much a tribute to you as it is to me.

I’d also like to say a big thank you to my wife Carine, who said why not be a Professor – just days before the idea was first mooted – it’s great to have people who believe in you, even when you don’t see it.

Thanks you.

Professor Gordon Tredgold

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