• Nov

    Briefing: The importance of strong leadership

    A new survey from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has uncovered the work, challenges, and concerns of senior Revenue Management professionals. It found that critical thinking was considered an important or very important management skill by all respondents, as was business acumen by 98% of respondents. What else is required to be an [...]
  • Aug

    Briefing: Hospitality leadership is more than revenue management

    A survey published in the Harvard Business Review has revealed that the top two leadership qualities, as rated by global leaders, are having ‘high ethical and moral standards’ and ‘providing goals and objectives with loose guidelines/direction’. In hospitality, leaders at hotel management level and brand executive level [...]
  • Dec

    Briefing: Learning to evolve is key to success

    In a survey by Gap International, 34% of executives ranked Mind-set/Attitude as the most important attribute for the success of great business leaders.  31% ranked People Skills/Team Building as most important, while only 15% rank Industry Experience this way. In an industry that is constantly evolving, no one can expect [...]
  • Nov

    Briefing: Developing career confidence, passion and leadership

    In a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 77.8% of employers named both “leadership” and “the ability to work in a team structure” as attributes they look for on a job application. According to a study by
  • Oct

    Briefing: How hospitality companies are evolving into digital businesses

    According to CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, less than 4 out of 10 companies are ready to take advantage of the new business opportunities arising from developments in digital technology. In the hospitality industry there have been some digital successes, and some companies struggling to keep up. A good digital culture needs good leadership and the right partnerships. In this [...]
  • Mar

    Preparing leaders for new world of work

    Today’s business leaders are seemingly battling with multiple decisions all at the same time. Leaders are managing ‘Generation Y’ as they enter the workforce, digital technologies requiring a business to be working 24/7, as well as trying to comprehend macro-economic conditions, to name but a few. This altering world means leaders need to be prepared [...]
  • Oct

    The modern-day leader

    Any leader of an organisation has to command with confidence and assertiveness. To pursue a company’s vision, mission and values. The most successful leaders become synonymous with their brand. Richard Branson is a fantastic example of a charismatic leader who fills his staff with the belief needed to fulfill the ambitions of the Virgin empire. [...]
  • Mar

    Managing the hard times

    Obstacles and difficulties are faced by every business. This has, of course, been exacerbated by the economic conditions of the past couple of years. Many believe we are coming out of recession. However, this still doesn’t gurantee plain sailing when making business decisions. The market is still tough, companies have streamlined their operations in the [...]