Professional Marketing Forum conference report 2018: The Bare Necessities

Posted on: November 8, 2018

This article was published in Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx I have written many Professional Marketing Forum Conference reports over the past decade. A list is shown towards the end. It was a pleasant change to have Lucy Canning, newly appointed to the Board of Grant Thornton UK, as chair in the familiar hall at the […]

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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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