leadership

Gordon Tredgold's picture

Faster, Better, Cheaper is it possible?

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2012/09/14/faster-better-and-cheape...

There is a saying “Faster, Better, Cheaper pick any two!”

The implication being that it’s not possible to deliver all three together.

This defeatist attitude probably often stops people from even attempting to try, knowing that others that have gone before have failed.

On individual tasks or products, this saying might possibly be true.

Gordon Tredgold's picture

3 Jars, 3000 Pebbles and a Worry Tree

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2013/03/30/3-jars-3000-pebbles-and-...

 

 

Yesterday I wrote about Work/Life balance and how out of the top 50 moments of my life, not one would be work related.

To be clear, I don’t want to give the impression my Work/Life balance is perfect, far from it, I spend far too much time working and worrying about work related matters.

Gordon Tredgold's picture

If you want to know who to blame, then get a mirror

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2012/09/04/if-you-want-to-know-whom...

If you want to know whom to blame, then get a mirror by Gordon Tredgold

 

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 you.

Gordon Tredgold's picture

Unlock your potential

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2013/03/27/unlock-your-potential/

Here are 10 simple things that you can do, today,  that will improve your leadership.

Gordon Tredgold's picture

20 Leadership Questions Answered

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2013/03/21/20-questions-for-leaders...

 

Question 1 – Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Maybe some one who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life?

I have had several mentors or influences throughout my life, each being involved at a different stage, and having a different impact.

Gordon Tredgold's picture

20 Questions for Leaders Social Networking

http://www.leadership-principles.com/2013/03/20/20-questions-for-leaders...

 

From 20 Questions for Leaders:

Can you explain the impact, if any, that social networking and Web 2.0 has made on your organization or you personally?

From a personal point of view Social Networking has had a huge impact for me, and I do see this an major change and important topic for Leaders.

Lolly Daskal's picture

Leadership: Doing versus Being

 

 

As leaders we sometimes get confused with the concepts of being a leader of doing.

What did I do for my team today?

What did I do for my organization yesterday?

We may want to revisit the concept that doing is our being.

Because the sad truth is this: What we are doing is not necessarily what we are being.

Anne and Heather Dranitsaris, PhD and Dranitsaris-Hilliard's picture

Where Are The ‘Elephants’ in Your Organization?

Elephant

How fear gets in the way of achieving potential

There’s an elephant in the room.
It is large and squatting
So it is hard to get around.

We talk about everything else – 
Except the elephant in the room. 
We all know it is there.

Anne and Heather Dranitsaris, PhD and Dranitsaris-Hilliard's picture

Improving Leadership using Your Whole Brain

Every so often, we see a larger-than-life example of what happens when someone is not working from their whole brain and without knowledge of their Striving Style. Such is the case with Oprah’s OWN network and the current challenges the network, as well as Oprah herself as a leader, are experiencing. Rumors about how the network is failing to thrive and speculation about what Oprah hasn’t done and should be doing seem to be everywhere. However, few comments that I have seen have analyzed the impact of her personality and leadership style on her current state of affairs.