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1st Edition

Snakes and Ladders for Property Professionals

ISBN 9780728205031
Published October 22, 2007 by Estates Gazette
290 Pages

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Book Description

This book is for all those seeking to maximise the effectiveness of their professional relationships in order to reach the top of the property or construction industries. It is written to help young professionals at the early stages of their careers increase their understanding of others and to help more experienced practitioners gain additional skills on their way to the top.

It guides you through the intricate steps of professional relationship building – internally for positive staff relationships and proactive teams as well as externally for smooth project management, delivery and business development. It contains advice that all ambitious professionals will find helpful: strategies to help you make the most of your strengths and optimise any opportunities that may present themselves. It is generously sprinkled with cases studies, some of which will cover familiar territory, others will act as a useful warning.

Anyone choosing a career in the property and construction profession will benefit from reading this book. Whatever your level of seniority, the tips and tactics will help you to spot and avoid those slippery snakes and climb the ladders to the top.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One - Self-Management for People in Property 1. Getting started 2. Being effective 3. Time management 4. Stress management 5. Problem solving Part Two - Making Connections in the Property Profession 6. Taking the plunge 7. Communicating clearly 8. Manners and mannerisms 9. Matching technology to purpose 10. Fit for purpose Part Three - Keeping Other Property Professionals Happy 11. Getting on in the world of work 12. Handling interruptions 13. Dealing with divas 14. Ange r, frustration and other behaviour Part Four - Managing Others in the Property Profession 15. Working with others 16. Managing other people 17. Recruiting and selecting the right people 18. Motivating the team 19. Mentoring 20. Changes and going forward Snakes and Ladders for Property Professionals Part Five - Appendix - Case Studies

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Kaye, Frances; Ross, Tanya