How to develop your technical trainee brilliantly…and still have time for your day job.

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

As an experienced professional, often your role will involve sharing your knowledge with those less experienced than you. This may be to help someone formally with their Professional exams or supporting them via a structured programme (e.g. a via a Graduate or Apprentice scheme).   But, with the demands on your time from clients and projects, often helping them develop just has to …

Change your working relationships forever with this conversation.

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

Having studied for years for an MBA, it’s slightly ironic that one of the most enlightening career conversations for me took place in a pub in Kings Cross, London when a new soon-to-be boss sat down over a glass of wine and told me what his expectations were of me. I was already in a middle management position so was expecting a conversation around …

The 5 key people challenges in property and construction (and the questions to ask yourself to stop them affecting your business)

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

As a result of working with contractors, developers and construction consultants, I can see broad ‘people development’ themes which emerge as a cause of decreased efficiency which, regardless of market conditions, hit the bottom line. Not all of these will apply to every organisation, but the themes I’ve seen across different types of organisations within the sector see can be summarised …