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Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold : New Goal Management Guide Released Nov 2013

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Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold


Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold

A new business management book was released November 28, 2013 called "Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint" by Gordon Tredgold. This is a short review of the book, including a brief synopsis, author biography, about the author's blog, quotes by the author, reader review, book details, and other leadership books which are recommended by the author.

In this book, you will learn:

  • What leadership really is about
  • How to apply leadership principles
  • Appreciate the impact of leadership
  • How to become an inspiring leader

Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold


Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold AVAILABLE NOV 28 2013

Leadership - It's a Marathon, Not a Spring by Gordon Tredgold

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Book Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-909623-27-9
  • Publisher: Panoma Press
  • Publication date: 11/31/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • - Paperback GBP 14.99 / US 23.99
  • - eBook GBP 4.99

30% of profit goes to Teal Ribbon Charity for Ovarian Cancer

Synopsis of The Book

The Story -

The book "Leadership- It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint" includes everything you need to know about how to use leadership to achieve sustainable long-term success. According to the book, leadership is a marathon, and not a sprint because quickly gained success is easily lost.

In August 2013, Gordon made the decision to write his first book on the topic of Leadership; a goal that he always wanted to accomplish. After a rough start of focusing solely on writing the pages, Gordon's determination led him to begin his blog, Leadership Principles. He wrote blog posts of 3-600 words approximately on a book chapter topic every day which gave him an opportunity to gather valuable feedback from his readers.

Shortly after Gordon began his leadership blog, a friend named Tanya Baldwin contacted him about her unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments, which were her doctor's last remedy for intervention in her health prognosis. Moved by the devastation for his friend, Gordon decided that he wanted to raise money for cancer charity by running a marathon.

This is the story of Gordon Tredgold's commitment to training, fellowship, planning, preparation, and determination to lead himself and others to complete the marathon. The leadership principles which Gordon uses to attain his goals are outlined in the book, which he uses to define how he accomplished this task.

The Leadership Principles -

Created as a guide to complete a very large goal, or a marathon, this book is also completely useful for the every day professional or someone who is interested in learning practical leadership skills. As you read Gordon's book, you will find a wealth of knowledge and professional experiences which are easy to relate to. He is down-to-earth with humbleness, approachable in character, and generous despite his many accomplishments.

There are twenty six chapters, each covering one mile of the marathon, which also clearly define how a specific leadership topic applies to Gordon's training. The topics range from setting long and short term goals, defining success, cultivating the right attitude, motivating yourself and others, and dealing with competition, mistakes, and rewards, etc.

The inspirational leadership stories within this text display how values, tactics, and strategies can be applied beyond the business world. As Gordon completes the marathon, he explains how his journey progresses as he completes each goal of his leadership strategies. Gordon outlines how three elements of leadership (simplicity, transparency, and focus) help him to approach the marathon and finish to success.

Would you like to know how to use Gordon's Leadership Principles to accomplish your goals?

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Reader's Reviews

"Leadership is a choice, not a formal position. In this book, Gordon shows you how to make that choice". - Mark McGregor at Leadership Center GmbH.

"It’s rare to connect with someone from the moment you exchange articles on Facebook. To me, Gordon represents humbleness and generosity that I rarely see from many people. I am truly inspired by the few privileged conversations that I have had with Gordon over the last week." - Michael Dooley.

Gordon Tredgold's Leadership Principles Interview on Raise Your Game radio show

Gordon Tredgold


About the Author: Gordon Tredgold

Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Gordon Tredgold earned a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at Manchester University. Gordon worked in IT for over 20 years. Gordon is a specialist in Transformational Leadership, Operational Performance Improvement, Organizational Development, Creating Business Value via IT, and Program and Change Management. Gordon has Global and International experience that he gained from his time when he lived and worked in the UK, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, USA, and now Germany. Gordon has multi-sector knowledge, including: FMCG, Logistics, Utilities, Telecoms, Aviation, Banking and Finance.

Gordon Tredgold's highly effective leadership experience has been collected, throughout the years, from his activity and participation in sports, leading significant transformational changes, and managing global operations. He is an advocate of Servant Leadership and his philosophy is Simplicity, Transparency and Focus. Gordon operates a facebook fan page called, Leadership Principles, with over 220,000 followers and also a Leadership Principles blog which can be found at His blog was rated 'Top 50 to watch in 2013' by Evan Carmichael and 'Top 30 Hidden Gem Leadership Blogs' by the (CMOE) Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness.

Gordon is married to Carine, with three children and one grandson. Gordon speaks articulate French, practical German, and learning fundamental Italian. His interests include most sports, but especially Cricket and Rugby. He also enjoys History; Cinema; Photography; Travel and Food.

Top 50 Leadership Blogs by Evan Carmichael


Top 30 Hidden Gem Leadership Blog by CMOE


Leadership Principles Blog

With over 300,000 hits, Gordon Tredgold's "Leadership Principles" blog includes a wealth of information on different topics in leadership which are based on his professional background.

Some of his recent blog topics include:

  • "Set Sail For Your Dreams" - Aligning your thoughts and actions with your dreams opens the way for possibilities.
  • "Square Pegs, Round Holes" - Seeking different ways to make things or people work together cohesively.
  • "Simply Leadership" - John Quincy Adams is quoted as giving one of the most accurate descriptions of leadership.
  • "Be An Informal Leader" - A video about Jake and Nelson and the roles that they take to become a leader. - See video below.
  • "The Invisible Leader" - Every leader should seek to get their team to lead itself, or to self sufficiency, so they believe they did the work.
  • "Who's Defining Your Brand?" - Each person defines their own brand and therefore how others view you, is up to you.
  • "If You Want To Be A Leader" - In order to lead others, you need to first know where you want to go, and how to get there.
  • "Choose Your Leader Wisely" - It is important to for us to work for the right leader, one who has belief in us to help us defeat self doubt.
  • "Who Leads the Leader" - Where does the leader gain inspiration to motivate their followers to achieve successful results?
  • "Lead or Manage? Why not do Both!" - Doing both means creating the vision and then driving your teams to complete the goal successfully.

Be A Good Leader by Gordon Tredgold

Quotes by the Author: Gordon Tredgold

"We should look to inspire everyone we come into contact with, and look to find inspiration for ourselves in everything. Inspiration is incredibly powerful and its something we should look to foster as much as possible" - Gordon Tredgold.

"Constantly challenging ourselves is what forces us to improve continuously. As leaders, we need to challenge ourselves and our teams to strive to reach our fullest potential, and to drive the organisation to meet and exceed its limits." - Gordon Tredgold.

5 Books that Gordon Recommends on Leadership, Organisational Development and Creating Winning Culture:


Others are listed on his Leadership Principles blog.

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      5 years ago

      Hello! egcfeeg interesting egcfeeg site! I'm really like it! Very, very egcfeeg good!

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      Gordon Tredgold 

      5 years ago

      Melinda, thanks for the review i really appreciate it. I'm glad that you go so much out of the book, my goal is to help proper become better leaders, and that is the aim of the book. Clear, simple and pragmatic tips and techniques which can be easily implemented.

      thanks again


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