Successful Leaders Inspire
Effective managers and leaders have acquired a set of skills and developed behaviours that set them apart from others. Successful leaders inspire and motivate people.
They have the ability to create a vision and transfer it to those around them. They encourage hope, positivity, ambition and compassion. They are good communicators; know about planning and more importantly they can manage people.
While all good managers are not leaders, all successful leaders certainly know how to manage people.
Good leaders have strong values, defined goals and clear plans to achieve those goals however they are pragmatic and embrace the change.
Strong Leaders Show Confidence
A good leaders flexible approach allows them to change their strategy and even beliefs to deal with different situation and unexpected developments especially in times of crisis. They are good problem solvers and encourage creativity, confidence and determination in their staff to overcome setbacks and problems.
Although skills are an important part of making a strong leader, it is the behaviour that often marks a successful leader. Great leaders show integrity, enthusiasm, determination, confidence and wisdom.
They understand people’s needs and group characteristics. They appreciate hard work and reward it accordingly.
A Career in Luxury Management
With people’s growing romance with luxury, more and more professionals are choosing careers in the luxury sector. It offers the gratification of being associated with something they and their peers aspire to.
The reason many people today want to work in the luxury industry is the perks that are being offered.
What is a luxury environment?
If you are working in a luxury environment, you are expected to provide a unique ambiance and atmosphere, reflecting and reinforcing the values of the brand.
You have to be competitive enough to offer an exceptional and unparalleled experience in which consumers develop long-lasting and emotional ties and relationships with your brand.
What do I need for a Career in Luxury Management?
You need to have presence, demonstrate resilience and show a real passion for maintaining high standards. You’ll also need incredible attention to detail.
The primary skills luxury employers look for are:
- Deep knowledge and understanding of trends
- Vested interest in luxury and luxury lifestyles
- Excellent communication skills & empathy
- Well informed about the brand you represent
- The ability to inspire trust and confidence in your team
- Passion to create unforgettable experiences for clients
- The ability to build and nurture long-term relationships internally and with clients
The average starting yearly salary for a luxury manager or supervisor, depending on the country you work in, is usually around £24,000 in Europe, $45,000 in the USA and Rs.8.5 Lakhs in India.
A luxury manager is always expected to embody both their brand and luxury itself. This is expected even when out socialising or on social media, you are always representing your brand.
It can be both daunting and exciting to know that you are representing and helping to manage the direction of an iconic luxury brand.
Remember though that behind all the glamour, there are long working hours and sometimes a very hectic travel schedule.
Communicating as a Manager
Performance & Appraisal Management
Paul Russell is an international luxury trainer and speaker with approaching 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s most recognisable international brands and companies.
Paul is co-founder and managing director of Luxury Academy London which specialises in luxury skills development across the world.
Paul was born and spent his formative years in Mumbai India where he was privately educated by a team of three international tutors until 12 years of age. At twelve he was sent to England to complete his education and A-Levels at boarding school.
Paul holds a BSc, MSc and Doctorate in Workplace Psychology.
Paul regularly features in the media and has been interviewed by Sky, BBC, ITV, Times of London, Daily Mail, Entrepreneur Magazine, Family Office Magazine and Luxurious Magazine.
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