The Surveyorhood Book Report – by Surveyorhood

The next book in our series of Surveyorhood book reports is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Part 1 of this book is titled “Our need to feel safe” and with the current uncertainty surrounding us, so much of the language on the contents page speaks volumes “belonging”, “the courage to do the right thing”, …

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Beyond CSR: Social value and the built environment – By Sara Cameron

If you stop and think about it, the impact that the built environment has upon society is immense: the built environment that we create influences both the physical and psychological well-being of the people who live in and interact with it, from birth to death. Developing and maintaining an attitude of positive social responsibility is …

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How I’ve come very close to throwing in the towel – By Danielle Lester PhD FRICS

I’ve come very close (many times) to throwing in the towel… Any one that knows me will know that I have had a fairly ‘love/hate’ relationship with my career in the built environment, but recently my issues in my career have led to serious consideration of an exit strategy. Like many of us, I started …

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The Secret Surveyor- shared by Surveyorhood

Feedback is data, and data is king. But why are some managers and leaders so bad at giving and receiving feedback? Feedback is all about effective communication, really listening, understanding, checking back and giving appropriate messages. If managers can’t get it right with staff, how can organisations be assured they are on message with clients, …

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