What constitutes good leadership is changing, as expectations, demands, of followers alter: Gordon Tredgold
LEADERS DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ALL ANSWERS OR TO BE HEROES
Undoubtably the importance of leadership for any organisation’s success, as it is what dictates the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to lead, guide, and influence other groups of people or an organisation.
Leadership entails, having a clear vision, an ability to communicate the vision to team members, an ability to organise in an effective and efficient manner, inspiring subordinates towards the fulfilment of the organisation’s goals, and balancing the conflict of interest of all subordinates and stakeholders.
Leadership encompasses all spheres of life: family, political, management or economic.
To understand leadership and its importance, Daily News Egypt interviewed Gordon Tredgold, CEO of Leadership Principles LLC.
With over 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions, for Fortune 100 companies, successfully delivering $100m projects,running $300m departments, and leading teams of 1,000 staff, Tredgold has helped companies reduce costs by $350m, increase performance by 50-500%, and helped entrepreneurs triple their revenue in just 12 months.
Now Gordon speaks,writes,and consults on Leadership and Business. He has written 3 books, over 1,200 articles, contributed to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fortune,Addicted 2Success, and he is also a visiting professor at Staffordshire University.
“People are not afraid of hard work, they are afraid of failure, and by giving them simple plans they believe you help build their self-confidence,which is key to success,” Tredgold told Daily News Egypt in an interview.
Tredgold was one of the speakers of ‘The Narrative PR Summit 2018,’ which first started in 2016, organised by CC Plus, to become the first of its type of public relations events for the Egyptian market.
The summit was attended by ministers,global professionals, policymakers, as well as community leaders, to discuss their distinct stories, lessons, and experiences that can create a bank of first-class knowledge,available for everyone and anyone in Egypt.
Following ‘The Narrative PR Summit 2018,’ DNE interviewed Tredgold, to get a better understanding of how the basic concept of leadership has evolved, and his participation in the summit,the transcript for which is below, lightly edited for clarity: