CEO Mentoring Press, Contribution from Subject Matter Experts (SME), Fashion & Retail

List of Industries & Sectors our Mentors and Experts have experience in

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We are excited to share with you a list of industries and sectors that our approved MICs (Mentor In confidence) and SMEs (Subject Matter Expert) have experience in. This list is regularly enhanced as new Mentors and SMEs are added. Aerospace (including unmanned aerial vehicles) risk management and legal strategy Agents, sales agents & distributors recruitment & managemement (Fashion) Airline operation and control Airline process optimization Aligning business, sales, HR and technology Anti-bribery and corruption training and communication Apparel, leathergoods, accessories and jewelry Authentic Leadership, Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligience Aviation training Behavioural economics / risk management Brand Management Board Advisory Building and maintaining an ethical and compliance culture Business and financial management Business change Business development in aerospace, insurance, procuring investment Business Planning Business strategy Business Transformation Buying and Merchandising (open to buy plan and concept) Buzan’s Mind Mapping and Speed Reading Career Counselling & Development Career transitioning Category…

Leadership

How to survive in a large firm? The 10 Laws for Success.

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I have had the opportunity of experiencing and observing corporate life and culture from within the organisation as a manager, CEO and board member; and from the outside looking in, as an advisor, consultant, researcher, shareholder and observer. I have thus been able to reflect on the operations and effectiveness of corporations and organisations in the for-profit, not for-profit and government sectors; and on the people within those organisations. In that context, I am firmly convinced that to survive and ‘prosper’ (from a career perspective) in an organisation, one needs to understand the corporate context in which the ‘game is played’, and be competent in the ‘playing of the game.’ I am of the view that people within larger organisations who have career aspirations within or beyond those organisations, need to practice the 10 Laws of Corporate Survival. 1. Non-Existence of a Cultural Vacuum. Understand that the organisation is not…

Leadership

Trusting Management …

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Much has been written about the loss of trust in management. These discussion almost always deal with the loss of ‘trust from below’ – i.e. trust by employees or subordinates of senior management. What they don’t deal with is the loss of ‘trust from above’ – i.e. the loss of trust by the board and shareholders in management. Causes for this include management: Setting expectations and failing to deliver. Saying things that are later demonstrated to be false. Withholding part of the ‘truth’. Only putting one side of the argument for an initiative proposed by management. Pursing initiatives that only management will personally benefit from (i.e. establishing KPIs when those KPIs are the basis of management’s remuneration.) Pursing personal gain ahead of corporate gain. Sabotaging initiatives that benefit shareholders ahead of management (e.g. golden parachutes, etc.). Promoting colleagues beyond their competency. Allowing risks and problems to remain unresolved beyond necessity….

Quotes - Business & Inspirational

Follow us on Twitter @CEOMentoring101

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Looking to discover business insight on mentoring and management as well as inspirational quotes then follow us on TWITTER – @CEOMentoring101 – Let us share a few business and inspirational quotes Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success. T. Harv Eker Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson – Virgin Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.  Richard Branson – Virgin Your worst enemy is within! Change your mindset & see you grow as well as your business.  Thierry Bayle – Global Fashion Management The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.  Walt Disney – Disney As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. Donald Trump Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill…

Leadership, My Professional Growth

The Loneliness in Leadership

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  When we speak of “leadership” most people unsurprisingly think of CEOship. The reality is that although CEOs are certainly leaders, there are other leaders in the organisation apart from the CEO. Every person who has the responsibility for other people, is a leader of those people, regardless of where in the organisation they find themselves. The CEO is the leader of the entire organisation, but the field supervisors, for example, are responsible for, and the leaders of, the people and functions under their control. A leader is frequently very lonely in the role – not because they don’t have people to talk to, but because they can’t say certain things to certain people. This is not about “friendship” but about effectiveness. Everybody wants to be friends with the leader – it feels nice, it empowers the friend, and it strokes the ego – and that’s all OK and fairly…