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By Phil Dourado Feb 3 2014

The five things we regret on our deathbed

Our top five regrets on our deathbeds I wish I hadn't worked so hard I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends I wish I had let myself be happier I wish I'd had the courage to express my true self I wish I'd lived a life true to my dreams, instead of what others expected of me. Source: as repor...
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By Gordon Tredgold Jan 29 2014

Does The End Justify The Means

Success can be defined in many different ways, sometimes we have clear goals and it can look like success is very easy to define. Either the project was delivered successfully on time or it wasn’t. However, we need to look beyond that first level of success. I have worked with many managers who have...
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By Gordon Tredgold Jan 12 2014

Conflicting Goals

As leaders it is our responsibility to provide clear direction to our teams. When we do this, we need to ensure that the direction we set is in line with that of our company, or what our own masters are looking for us to do. If we do not do this, then we can find that our teams are getting different...
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By Jim Taggart Jan 6 2014

Leadership 2013: An All-Star Female Line Up!

Another year has come and gone by in a flash. Unexpected events, too many to list, struck from all sides. One of the year’s big events was the human calamity in Syria, which has passed the two-year mark and with over 130,000 civilians killed. The oil-laden freight train disaster which leveled the co...
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By Gordon Tredgold Jan 2 2014

FASTER Way to Being a Better Leader in 2014

In 2014 if you want to become a better leader then take the FASTER Approach, not only will you be more successful but you will earn much more respect from your team F – Focus A – Accountability S – Simplicity T – Transparency E – Empowerment R – Recognition Focus Ensure you and your teams are focus...
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By Gordon Tredgold Dec 29 2013

Setting Goals

At this time of year we start to think about our goals for the next year, even if it’s just our New Years Resolutions, these are still goals that we set for ourselves. When it comes to achieving goals it is always best if we take a FAST approach. Goals where we don’t have a good approach, e.g. we ju...
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By Gordon Tredgold Dec 28 2013

Why Persistence Is an Important Quality For Leaders

Persistence is a great quality and one that we should all look to nurture. The ability to hold on or to get back up after we have been knocked down is essential for us to achieve any real success, because there will be failures along the way and it’s how we deal with these failures that will determi...
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By Gordon Tredgold Dec 24 2013

Fundamantal Beliefs

Fundamental beliefsPosted on 25 August, 2012 by Gordon TredgoldThese are some of my fundamental beliefs which help shape the way I lead and manage people. They form the basis for my leadership philosophy. I will go into more details on these topics in subsequent posts. Every...
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By Gordon Tredgold Dec 24 2013

Think Big, No I Mean Really Big!

http://www.leadership-principles.com/en/2013/12/24/think-big-no-i-mean-really-big/Think Big, No I Mean Really BigPosted on 24 December, 2013 by Gordon TredgoldAs we come to the end of 2013 and I look back over the year, looking at all I have achieved, the goals I have set, the progres...
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By Gordon Tredgold Dec 23 2013

Difference between Friends and Acquaintances

http://www.leadership-principles.com/en/2013/12/23/difference-between-real-friends-and-acquaintances/ Difference Between Real Friends and AcquaintancesPosted on 23 December, 2013 by Gordon TredgoldYesterday I was out for dinner with my wife when I was approached by someone, as it...