‘You just need to do what I am telling you to do because I am your Manager’….if you have heard yourself saying this or even mumbling this under your breath, you may need a time out on your management style and ask yourself ‘Am I a Manager or a Leader?’. Some of us think we are leaders but the reality is there is a huge difference in stepping up from a managerial capacity to leader status.
The first step is an honest evaluation, what would your team say about you? None of us are perfect and we all know deep down the areas we need to improve on. What could make all the difference may be finally accepting your faults and doing something about them. Sounds simple enough but it’s harder in practice, it’s something we must work to improve upon. Leaders do not demand a following, people naturally gravitate towards them and leaders act as inspiration for those who follow. Leaders will always get the best from their team because team members will want to work for them, opposite to managers where people must work for them. The other important thing to remember is that people are happier working for a leader and are much more likely to stick around long term rather than chasing the next pay rise.
The road to leadership is a long and endless journey and one of constant improvement. The first part is being willing to learn and open to change. Zoe Smith is a huge advocate of leadership and change, contact One Property Recruitment for leadership advise or managerial structures.
Lucy was professional and genuinely wanted to find the best job to fit my needs. She was able to land me a progressive role within days, helping me throughout the whole process. I was extremely impressed with the dedication to regularly check in to see how I was doing after starting the new position. Thank you!
- Anthony Bryan – Concierge
Lucy helped me find my new job. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. Very attentive, she communicated very efficiently at every stage of the process giving me enough notice to prepare along with very useful tips. She never failed to wish me luck before every important juncture be it a telephone interview or the final interview with the Directors. I cannot recommend Lucy enough!
- Jigar Savla – Property Manager
Lucy is a fantastic recruiter, she really took her time to listen and find out my needs and requests. She is very proactive, attentive, friendly and very easy to communicate with. She helped me secure my dream job and I would highly recommend her to all my friends in the property industry.
- Funmi Akinwande – Property Manager
I cannot recommend Lucy enough. Her professionalism & organisation are second to none and her knowledge and efficiency meant that the entire process of finding me a new role was stress-free and made simple. Lucy’s communication was brilliant and she was always available to answer any of my many questions. She is infinitely patient and nothing was too much trouble and I can’t thank her enough for that. If you are looking for a genuine and honest consultant to deal with, look no further than Lucy - she’s a superstar!
- Sampson Burrows, AIRPM – Block Manager
Inspired Property Management have been working closely with Zoe to find candidates to fill vacancies within our workforce. Zoe and her team have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and courtesy when sourcing candidates. They are always prompt to respond and honest and understanding of our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend them for recruitment services.
- Chris Peters – Head of Property Management, Inspired
Zoe consistently provides us with quality candidates and exemplary standards of practice. Zoe is there for market advice when needed and without hesitation I would highly recommend her for your recruitment needs.
- Dean Clarke – Director Lee Baron
Zoe has been absolutely amazing throughout the entire recruitment process. I have never met such an honest and dedicated recruiter. Zoe listens to you and advises based on her strong knowledge of the sector and your career/client objectives. I found Zoe to be supportive, motivating and highly professional during my job search and felt nothing but confident during every part of the process. I cannot thank her enough for believing in me- Zoe you are brilliant at what you do!
- Alannah Cairns, Operations Support Manager – Premier Estates