BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

Posted on: April 8, 2020 BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

Earlier in the year, I went along to the first event of 2020 for British Council for Offices BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates. It was full at the Kent House marketing suite which was full of models of new and potential London developments. I thought his story would be helpful […]

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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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Project vs Campaign Management

Posted on: October 7, 2016 Project vs campaign management

In September, I facilitated a “Project and Campaign Management” training session for the Professional Marketing Forum (Details of future courses: http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/) While the focus was on understanding the formal project management processes and how they apply in business development and marketing projects, we also considered the issues in terms of “Project vs Campaign Management”. A […]

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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 http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/). 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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Six highlights from CLT’s Business Development for Lawyers training course

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Yesterday, I led another training session for CLT on Business Development for Lawyers in London. The session takes delegates on the journey from analysing their markets and services, setting goals, selecting appropriate strategies and creating integrated marketing, communications, sales and relationship management campaigns. As usual, the nature of the delegates’ firms and practice areas were […]

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