What can we learn from Richard Branson? Sarah Leembruggen shares what she has learned from an icon

Posted in: Inspiration, PR and Communications, The Working World

01 Oct 2015 Comments

When Richard Branson was recently challenged to come up with a list of 65 lessons learned in business, I found myself nodding in agreement to most of the ‘gems’ on his list. Statements such as ‘Be passionate’, ‘Love what you do and do what you love’ and ‘Be your own champion’ are wonderful mantras and important practices to follow. We may have years of experience and a broad range of expertise in business, but all leaders – Heads of Comms and Richard Branson included – should take time out every so often to take stock of where they are, how they’re doing, and what they can do better. Here Sarah shares what she's learned from one of her icons.

Half Yearly Market Report – Trends in the Search Market

Posted in: PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

22 Sep 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Looking back over the first part of 2015, it’s safe to say things have not slowed down at The Works. The market is strong at the moment and people are moving more than in previous years. We are not just filling existing roles but now actively seeking talent to fill an influx of new roles that are being created. This is happening both in in-house corporate comms teams and PR agencies.

How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

25 Aug 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Let’s think about how to best define ‘a leader.’ A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in their industry, and they are willing – and do – share their insights with those around them. They are good at not only sharing their knowledge and wisdom, but also at teaching others. A leader is trusted, inspiring and is viewed as a credible source by the team. They deliver consistent value with integrity and passion, they take responsibility for their actions, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile.

Step up and be that Superstar Head of Comms you aspire to be

Posted in: Career Advice, Corporate Communications, PR and Communications

20 Aug 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

What makes a successful Head of Comms? Certain skills and qualities spring to mind immediately: a fantastic people manager, a great breadth of comms expertise across numerous disciplines, a source of sound senior counsel, incredibly well networked both inside and outside business, and a contact book that is the envy of many, brimming with the names of journalists and professionals across the industry. However, what is it that makes a truly remarkable Head of Comms?

The transformation of an industry – The top 3 issues facing London’s property PRs

Posted in: Corporate Communications, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

11 Aug 2015 by Warren Madlin Comments

In recent years, the property industry has faced transformation like no other sector – particularly in London. What does this mean for PRs working for the UK’s largest property advisors, developers, agents and investors? And how do they keep their company or client front of mind in an ever-changing landscape?

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