Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Posted on: October 19, 2018 Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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Thought leadership campaigns and project management: Eight Essentials

Posted on: September 21, 2018 thought leadership campaign project management

At a recent thought leadership campaign and project management workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) we spent a while considering the strategic context for identifying, gaining support for, developing and executing thought leadership campaigns. These eight essentials emerged from our discussion:  1. Entrepreneurship Marketing is about anticipating client needs and fulfilling them profitably. Thought leadership needs an entrepreneurial approach […]

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Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

Posted on: April 18, 2018 Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

At a recent Future Marketing Manager training workshop at Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx  we covered a wide range of topics as usual. But during the course there were three career themes that emerged: T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership. T-shaped people The earliest reference to the metaphor of T-shaped people was by David […]

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Leadership: Emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings

Posted on: January 12, 2018 Leadership: Emotional contagion

At the end of last year I ran a half day training session on management and leadership for marketing and business development professionals. Some key topics of interest were emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings: Emotional contagion Those around us are affected by our emotions. This means that if we express dismay, worry, frustration […]

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Thought leadership, campaigns and project management – Nine insights from a workshop (2017)

Posted on: January 4, 2018 Thought leadership

Recently, I facilitated a workshop on thought leadership, campaigns and project management with delegates from legal, accountancy and consultancy firms for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx The key insights from the delegates’ perspective were as follows: 1. Objectives enable measurement In order to measure the effectiveness of a campaign it is necessary to set out […]

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