Managing teams and virtual teams – 13 top tips

Posted on: May 17, 2016 Managing teams and virtual teams

Managing teams and virtual teams was the topic generating most interest at a recent Future Marketing Manager course (see In professional service firms, there are all manner of temporary campaign groups, cross-departmental teams to support sector based initiatives and virtual teams for major firm-wide projects. Sometimes the team members are dispersed geographically and usually […]

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Top tips for motivating people

Posted on: January 30, 2016

I’ve written about motivation before. But last week – at one of MBL’s “Managing and Marketing a Profitable Surveyor’s Practice” – I was asked to produce a blog that pulled together some of the many ideas for motivating people. They apply to property folk as much as others. Accept that different things motivate different people […]

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People management in a property partnership

Posted on: December 14, 2015

People management in a property partnership is one of the topics addressed in the “Managing and marketing a profitable property partnership” training session I deliver periodically for MBL seminars The course is based on the book “Growing your property partnership” At each session, I ask what delegates would like as a follow-up reminder […]

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Leadership masterclass by Luan de Burgh

Posted on: October 15, 2014

It’s rare that you get to witness a master in the art of presentation but this was the reward for the hardy members of the PM Forum who ventured to the offices of PWC at More London Riverside on a rather rainy Wednesday evening to hear “Breaking through to the next level of leadership”. It […]

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Top five tips for effective delegation

Posted on: September 30, 2013

I was recently asked to lead a workshop on effective delegation. Now lawyers, accountants and surveyors are not silly – they understand that delegation has numerous benefits not least: increased profitability for the firm, a more cost effective solution for clients and development opportunities for junior staff. Professionals are also perfectly capable of getting to […]

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