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…

Fashion & Retail, My Professional Growth

Fashion – How to help the new start ups?

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Working with large companies is one thing however we must all be ready to give back and work alongside Young Designers and Start Ups. When you launch your own business, you feel you know it all and you feel you are indestructible! Get real. It’s time to wake up. Running a business is about leadership skills, time management, project management, decision making in a timely manner ie without procrastination, problem solving, business and design creativity, learning skills and team management. And a few more we will leave for a subsequent article. And yet, most CEOs and Designers will feel it is not a time to learn! Do you remember what the Founder of eBay, John Donahoe, said? The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. 4 Reasons why success is with you and not with your competitor * You have mastery, the skills and experience…

Contribution from Subject Matter Experts (SME), My Professional Growth

Social Media Thought Leadership As A CEO

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Did you know that content shared by the owner of a business receives 8x MORE engagement than content shared by a business social media account? There has been a significant shift in the way a business communicates with their customers online. It’s time for you to change your mindset, and think about social media as part of your “customer experience” journey. What does the phrase “social media” mean to you? Does it mean a way to connect with friends and family, or is it just another phrased used to define the route to market a business online? Let’s take the first word; social. The meaning of this word is often forgotten when people talk about social media and the idea of delivering a social experience. Just like Scott Cook said; “A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is. It is what customers tell each other it…