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Gordon Tredgold

CEO at Leadership Principles LLC

Brussels, Belgium

193842 Followers 26892 Followers

Gordon is a business and IT transformation expert who has successfully delivered programs that save $350m in Operational Costs, turned around failing departments increasing on-time delivery from 35% to 95%, & service levels from 57% to 99.7%, & led teams of 1000 staff for Fortune 100 companies. Gordon is the author of the critically acclaimed “F.A.S.T.” which is a finalist for Management Book of the year 2017.

An International Keynote Speaker recognized by Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Expert and Speaker. Gordon is also a Contributing Author at Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Fortune, Chicago Tribune,& Fox News.

To find out more contact gordon@gordontredgold.com

Gordon TredgoldPoints
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Author169
Influencer2247
Speaker86
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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Leadership, Technology and Innovation
Theatre: Europe, US
Media Experience: 1
Last Media Interview: 10/11/2017

Areas of Expertise

Agile
AI
Analytics
Big Data
Change Management 46.80
Cloud
CRM
Culture 54.03
Customer Experience
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
ERP
Innovation 30.45
Leadership 64.12
Management 53.46
Marketing 30.30
Predictive Analytics
Social 33.89
HR 30.20
Future of Work 30.15
Entrepreneurship 31.75
Sales 30.32
Retail 31.13

Industry Experience

Chemicals
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Media
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Textiles Production
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

37 Article/Blogs
The Worst Boss I Ever Had And What It Taught Me
linkedin
June 25, 2019
I can honestly say I have worked for some great bosses. But without doubt, it is those bad bosses that made the biggest impact, left the largest impression and taught me the most about what Leadership is and what it most definitely isn't.

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Tags: Leadership

10 Tips To Improve Your EQ and Become a Better Leader
linkedin
June 20, 2019
We get promoted because of our technical skills, but our success as managers and leaders is determined by our Emotional Intelligence or our EQ.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

9 Simple Things Leaders Should Never Forget
linkedin
June 19, 2019
Whenever I start to work with a new company to help it improve its leadership, the first thing I like to do is study the leaders in action and get feedback on how they are perceived by their teams.

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Tags: Leadership

How Much Does Poor EQ Cost Your Company?
linkedin
June 10, 2019
According to the Gallup figures on Employee Engagement, they claim that 67.4 percent of employees are disengaged or actively disengaged and that this cost the US between $450-550Billion per year.

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Tags: Management

Possibly The Best Example of Leadership I Have Ever Heard
linkedin
June 09, 2019
A good friend shared this story with me about one of the real heroes of the D-Day landings, and I think it's probably one of the best examples of what leadership is all about...

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Tags: Leadership

Thank You For All You Support
linkedin
May 26, 2019
I'd just like to say what a tremendous honour it is to selected as #7 on the list of Top 20 Most Inspiring Leadership Blogs.

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Tags: Leadership

The Good, The Bad and Ugly of My Worst Ever Boss
linkedin
May 19, 2019
Like many I can remember every single boss I have had throughout my 30-year career, I have had good bosses, bad bosses, and at least one great boss.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

How to Innovatively Improve Business Productivity
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May 19, 2019
Productivity is a term that many business owner are acutely aware of. Running a smooth, effective and highly productive company is something you want to achieve without a doubt. There are many reasons why your productivity might be lagging, but it takes a confident entrepreneur to notice these downf

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Tags: Innovation, Management

How To Navigate The Glass Cliff
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May 18, 2019
As if the difficulty of breaking through the glass ceiling wasn’t enough, professional women have to navigate yet another barrier to advancing in the workplace: the glass cliff. This phenomenon is characterized by what all-too-frequently happens when women are given leadership roles in a corporati

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Podcast: Importance of Coaching
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May 18, 2019
This is an interview I did with Krista Mollion on leadership, coaching and getting results. I've always been a firm believer in the power of coaching, and that stems from sports, but it wasn't until I found that I was becoming my own limitation on what could be achieved that I added coaching to my [

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Measuring the Virtue of Entrepreneurship Dependent Economic Growth in the Modern World
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May 13, 2019
Many brave youngsters have stepped in as the entrepreneurs in the market to build their own path with the idea of flourishing their country with the innovative wave of entrepreneurship which can drive the better results. It is very important to develop the economy using the latest innovations. There

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Entrepreneurship

How to Build Your Personal Brand
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May 09, 2019
As an aspiring business leader, you’ll be well aware of the value of your personal brand. It’s what proceeds you as you work towards your ambitious goals – a brand that encapsulates your character, your determination, and your skills. This article looks at how you can build your personal brand

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Four Easy Ways to Boost Your Profits in 2019
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May 07, 2019
Boosting profits is always on the mind of successful and ambitious businesspeople. It’s how the best businesses drive innovation and remain one step ahead of their competitors. In concentrating deeply on sales strategies and other profit-boosting methods, though, business leaders can often overloo

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Sales

Key Factors Behind Employee Unproductivity
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May 07, 2019
(image: flickr) When the success (or failure) of your business depends on the employees in your care, then you need to ensure they are working as productively as possible. If they aren't pulling their weight, for whatever reason, then you, as the leader, need to take steps to put things right. In th

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Tags: Management, Leadership

5 Ways Your Company Is Wasting Time
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May 07, 2019
Image Source. Licensed under Creative Commons. Time is money in business. Every time you waste time doing a task, you’re wasting resources that could have used doing something more productive. Many companies waste time without realising. Here are just five common sources of timewasting that your b

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Tags: Management, Leadership

6 Tips For Women Who Want To Become Leaders
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May 03, 2019
Women are gaining more and more power across different industries. They are becoming leaders and finding ways to surpass their male counterparts while still being true to themselves. However, the numbers are still not where they need to be. Many industries are still very closed off for women and the

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

Seven Stupid Mistakes That Are Stopping You From Getting Promoted
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May 03, 2019
Just because you're smart doesn't mean that you're not going to make dumb mistakes, mistakes that can hamper your career and hold you back. No matter how smart you are, you won't achieve your full potential until you stop making these seven stupid mistakes. 1. Believe thinking an

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

The One Thing Most Leaders Forget About Accountability
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May 01, 2019
While it's true that Accountability starts at the top, and that if leaders don't walk the talk, and meet their commitments, it will be almost impossible to create a culture of accountability. Yes, if you model accountability, some people will become more accountable. But it takes

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Taking PPC Seriously: Making The Most Of Your Ads
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April 30, 2019
(Image Source) When it comes to promoting a small business, the options available in the modern world are practically countless. You can pay people on social media to post for you, have an expert work on your site to make it come up in more searches, but most people skip these options, heading strai

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Tags: Management, Leadership

9 Simple Things Good Leaders Never Forget
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April 28, 2019
Whenever I start to work with a new company to help it improve its leadership, the first thing I like to do is study the leaders in action and get feedback on how they are perceived by their teams. Leadership can be difficult, but I am always amazed by the number of people who make it

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Why Great Leaders Trust Their Teams
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April 27, 2019
There is nothing worse than working for a know-it-all-boss.  This is because they believe that the reason that they have been put in charge is that they are not only smarter than everyone else, but because they already know everything about the business,&

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Tags: Management, Leadership

5 Simple Qualities You Can Develop To Become a Better Leader
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April 26, 2019
I was reading an article about great leadership qualities, and while the list was very good and had many qualities that you would expect. Such as Authenticity, Accountability, Nurturing, Great communicator, Humility, Motivating, Inspiring, etc., there were some key qualities that I thought were

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Tags: Management, Leadership

7 Bad Habits That Were Damaging My Leadership
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April 25, 2019
I'd love to say that my leadership journey has been perfect and that ever since I stepped into my first leadership role, I was successful, but that would just be an out and out lie. Not only have I made my fair share of mistakes, but I have probably also made enough to cover for

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Tags: Management, Leadership

6 Reasons To Hire A Consultant For Your Business
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April 24, 2019
Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash One of the hardest things about running your own business is admitting that you may need help. Whilst you may like to think that you can do everything alone, the reality of it is it's just not possible. Whether you're bringing on your first ever member of your team [

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Tags: Management, Leadership

The Everyday Technology That Really Helps Businesses Along
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April 23, 2019
If you are to run a successful business, there are a lot of things that you will need to consider. One of the most important concerns here is going to be what kind of technology you are making use of in your business. Technology plays a central role for most entrepreneurs in most industries, and [..

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Tags: Management, Leadership

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Video Marketing
Inc.
March 15, 2018
Over 80% of all internet traffic is going to be video by 2019, according to Cisco. If you spend any amount of time online, you probably have seen that this trend is already well underway. Video will be used for marketing, entertainment and even training, and video will drive purchases more than ever in the near future. These are video trends that are quickly taking over the world of the internet. There is a digital marketing revolution going on, and if you don't get on board soon, you'll be left behind.

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Tags: Management, Marketing

Master This One Simple Habit To Significantly Improve Your Leadership
Inc.
March 13, 2018
Years ago, I had this boss who was terribly inconsistent. One week, he would praise us for our work, and the next week, we would do even better and he would say we were performing poorly. Teams never knew where they stood with this guy because they didn't have a consistent idea of what good and bad looked like.

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Tags: Leadership

If You Want To Boost Employee Engagement Then Stop Doing This
Inc.
March 12, 2018
No one knows the business as well as you do, so you might as well retain control over everything, right? If you give someone a task to do, you need to look over his or her shoulders the entire time, making sure the employee is doing it the way you want.

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Tags: Management

5 Things Productive Leaders Do Differently to Achieve Results
Inc.
March 11, 2018
There have been many days where we wake up planning to have a very productive day. We start our day thinking of all the work that will get done on our to-do lists, only to find ourselves distracted and unproductive. It doesn't matter how great our intentions are, something always comes up derailing our "fool-proof" plans, ruining any chance of getting things done. There are only two ways we can increase our work output: put in more hours, or work smarter. Successful entrepreneurs do both, with a focus on the latter.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

8 Things You Can Do Daily That Will Boost Employee Engagement
Inc.
March 10, 2018
Employee engagement is running at around 32%. Which means that a staggering 68% of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or even worse actively disengaged. According to Gallup, this costs the US economy anywhere between $450 to $550 billion per year.

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Tags: Leadership

4 Tips For Leveraging Your Influence And Getting Paid To Speak
Inc.
March 09, 2018
Social media influencers understand that fame is the ultimate commodity. However, Uncle Ben once said that "With great power...comes great responsibility".

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Tags: Social, Leadership

5 Things Companies Should Be Offering To Attract The Best Female Talent
Inc.
March 08, 2018
International Women's Month, yet another moment when female power, talent, and ambition are celebrated and appreciated. This year has seen major initiatives by women - such as #MeToo and #Time'sUp - to rightfully take their place in society, especially in the modern corporate environment. That said, there are things that are vital in creating a culture that allows women in the corporate world to thrive and make a true contribution in the workplace and global economy.

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Tags: Leadership

If Time Is Money, Are You Spending Yours Wisely?
Inc.
March 08, 2018
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Do you have any idea how many of your minutes are spent actually contributing to your income? More importantly, do you have any idea how many of those minutes are contributing to the impact you make in the world?

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship

The Number One Cause Of Business Failure
Inc.
March 07, 2018
Bad leadership destroy engagement, raises stress levels, reduces morale and ultimately it leads to failures that can kill businesses.

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Tags: Leadership

Innovation Is the Key to Entrepreneurship
Inc.
March 05, 2018
Ninety-three percent of executives surveyed by global professional services company Accenture stated that innovation is critical to their company's long-term success. In the same survey, only 18 percent of executives felt their company's innovation efforts were providing them with an advantage.

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Amazon's Move Into Digital Marketing: What You Need To Know!
Inc.
March 01, 2018
We all knew Amazon was an online giant, but in 2017 the e-commerce behemoth sent shockwaves through the retail industry with its $13.7B acquisition of Whole Foods. It has been speculated that other traditional retailers like Nordstrom, Lowe's, and Ulta may be next.

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Tags: Retail

Mistakes Most People Make When Giving Negative Feedback
Inc.
March 01, 2018
Picture this. There's a team of enthusiastic employees working on a project. Everyone is super excited to be a part of the project, and they can't wait to succeed.

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Tags: Leadership

2 Books
FAST: 4 Principles Every Business Needs to Achieve Success and Drive Results
Next Century
October 20, 2015
Focus
Accountability
Simplicity
Transparency

Business and leadership in general are fast changing worlds. But too often policies, procedures, and bureaucracy can slow necessary changes to a crawl, and negatively affect a company’s bottom line.

Enter FAST.

FAST is a revolutionary approach to leadership that simplifies exactly what is needed in order to be successful. FAST is straightforward, pragmatic, and easy to follow, and will challenge you to think differently about the way you approach your business, your leadership―and your life.

FAST has been successfully used to turnaround failing projects, under-performing departments, and money-losing companies. This method of analyzing all aspects of business and leadership has been implemented in large, complex projects bringing change in record time. It has been used to help leaders, businesses, and corporations alike increase both growth and profitability. It also helped the author, Gordon Tredgold, to successfully run my first marathon at the age of fifty-two.

Whatever your goals, FAST will help you successfully achieve them.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

Leadership Its a Marathon Not a Sprint
Panoma Press
November 28, 2013
Everyone has the potential to be an inspiring leader. Learn how! Simplicity, Transparency and Focus: understand what leadership really is about, learn how to apply powerful leadership principles, see the impact that leadership can have, become an inspiring leader. This book shows how to use leadership to achieve sustainable long-term success. Success quickly achieved is easily lost, and that's why leadership is a marathon and not a sprint.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

1 Book Award
Chartered Management Institute Book ok the Year Finalist
FAST 4 Principles Every Business Needs To Achieve Success and Drive Results
October 20, 2015
Chartered Management Institute Book ok the Year Finalist -
Shortlisted in the final 5 in the category of Practical Management 2017

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

4 Influencer Awards
12 Incredible Personal Brands
Influencer Marketing hub
May 01, 2018

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Tags: Social

Top 100 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs of 2018
Center for Management and Organisational Effectiveness
March 11, 2018
Recognition of top socially shared leadership blogs based on shares, tweets, engagements, comments etc.

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Top 100 Leadership Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2019
Feedspot
March 11, 2018
#5 Leadership blog to follow for 2019

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Top 15 Must Read Blogs
WeekDone
March 11, 2018
#2 Top 15 Must-Read Leadership blog to follow for 2015

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

4 Keynotes
Gordon Tredgold TedX Belfort 2018
youtube
January 24, 2019
Here's my talk - My Little Secrets for Your Big Success which I gave in French at TedX Belfort in Nov 2018.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Narrative 2018 - Cairo
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November 07, 2018
The conference was about promoting Egypt, and about Nation Branding.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

FAST Talk London
youtube
February 22, 2017
Speaking on FAST - Focus, Accountability, Simplicity & Transparency - at the London PSA meeting Feb 11th.

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Gordon Tredgold Speaking at Readers Legacy, Las Vegas
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May 23, 2016
Gordon Tredgold speaking about his FAST Approach to Twitter at Readers Legacy Choice Awards in Las Vegas.
To find out more about Gordon or to book him to speak at your event check out his website at gordontredgold.com

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership, Culture

3 Speaker Awards
Global Gurus Top 3o Leadership Expert, Speaker and Thinker
Global Gurus
February 11, 2019
Global Gurus top 30 LEadership speakers and Thought Leaders for 2019

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Tags: Leadership

Inc Top 100 Leadership Speaker 2018
Inc
January 11, 2018
Selected Inc Top 100 Leadership Speaker for 2018

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Inc Top 100 Leadership Speaker
Inc
December 19, 2014
Selected Inc Top 100 Leadership Speaker for 2014

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Tags: Leadership

12 Speaking Engagements
Gordon Tredgold Speaking at the Florida Excellence Awards - Orlando
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November 18, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

Speaking at Business Women's Network
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November 18, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

Narrative 2018 - Cairo
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November 07, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

Big Goals: How to Go From Thinking to Action
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November 05, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

Why You Need To Be Goal Planning Now for Next Year!
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October 23, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

2 Small Things That Lead To Big Success
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October 19, 2018

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

What Is Sustainable Leadership?
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October 08, 2018

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Why We Mustn't Get Comfortable With Complexity
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September 24, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management

The #1 Thing Hindering The Distruption Your Business Needs
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September 20, 2018

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Building A Personal Brand
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September 19, 2018

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Are You Ready For Leadership 4 0?
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September 18, 2018

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Leadership is About Providing Direction Even in Time of Uncertainty!
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September 13, 2018

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14 Videos
Gordon Speaking In Istanbul
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May 07, 2019

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Gordon Tredgold Speaking at Bosphorus University Istanbul
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May 07, 2019

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#1 Killer of Accountability
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May 07, 2019

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Gordon Tredgold Speaker
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May 06, 2019

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Taking Care of What Your Teams Care About!
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April 30, 2019

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Coaching With Gordon
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April 28, 2019

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Be A Good Leader
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February 09, 2019

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Gordon Tredgold TedX Belfort 2018 (with English subtitles)
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January 24, 2019

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Gordon Tredgold Speaking at Lithuania Leadership Conference
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November 18, 2018

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Gordon Tredgold Speaking at Narrative 2018 Cairo
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November 18, 2018

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FAST Talk London
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November 18, 2018

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Gordon Speaking at Readers Legacy Awards - Las Vegas
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November 18, 2018

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Gordon Tredgold Speaking at Emerge
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November 18, 2018

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Leadership is About Providinng Direction Even in Time of Uncertainty!
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September 13, 2018

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