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How to develop your strategy to become a thought leader

Thought leadership is a term that many of you will be familiar with. It seems that everywhere we look, someone is now promoting themselves as a thought leader in their particular sector.

As long as there have been experts in anything, there have been thought leaders. And more recently, the concept of thought leadership has increased in importance – especially with the growth of content marketing. There’s a great examination of how these two ideas work together, here. Today, attempting to become a thought leader in a particular area is now recognised as a valid strategy for building your own personal […]

By |September 14th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

What does being a leader mean in the 21st century?

It won’t have escaped your attention that we live in dramatically changing times. In almost every aspect of our lives, it feels as if there are fundamental transformations taking place.

Change is the only constant. We are seeing a breakdown in traditional trade and political relationships globally. We’re seeing the subsequent uncertainty in the financial markets as they react to this new environment.

Read the full article here.

By |July 24th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

How to deliver a project successfully

Project management is a skill. It involves every aspect of making a project happen, no matter which sector you’re working in. Think of it as the overarching framework that holds initiation, planning, execution and resource management of a project together, along with the end of goal of delivering within a time and budget limit.

A successful project manager will be someone who can visualise the entire scope from start to finish and have the skills and knowledge to make this happen. By following the advice below, you will be on your way to delivering a project in budget, on time and […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

How to make the most effective use of your time

In the modern business world we have a huge number of demands on our time. When we are not holding meetings, we’re arranging them, when we’re not reading emails, we’re writing them. We have instant, almost unlimited access to information, and our curious minds find it almost impossible to resist the temptation to absorb more.

It seems that the transformative effect that technology in particular has had on the way we work has ultimately done little to ease the burden of the many different things demanding our attention on a daily basis. Instead, it has simply increased the number of opportunities […]

By |August 12th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

The importance of relationships in business

If there is one overarching truth that I have learned over my many years in business, it’s that business is all about relationships. A quick note here – the old idea that it’s ‘not what you know, it’s who you know’ is, I think, a very narrow and unhelpful definition of what relationships and relationship building means in modern business. That phrase reeks of ‘old boy’s clubs’, exclusivity and cronyism. And that for me is the complete opposite of what business should be about. Read the full post here.

By |July 17th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

The art of deal making

Of course, I love striking deals – after all, I wouldn’t be in the real estate investment industry if I didn’t. And over the years I’ve been involved in many, many different kinds of negotiations – some complex, some relatively straightforward. There have been a lot that I’ve been pleased with, while there are others that, on reflection, I perhaps could have improved on.

But whatever their outcome, I’ve always tried to learn from both my successes and my mistakes. For me, it’s a process of then trying to take those lessons into the next negotiation I go into, and of […]

By |July 11th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments