Welcome!

FinTech Journal Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Want to be a Better Leader? Citipeak Promotions will Show You How.

Monday 1 September, 2014
Managing Director of  Citipeak Promotions, Nick Johnson , gives 4 top tips on how to become a better business leader. A common misconception about business leadership is that it all revolves around the personal qualities of the manager. The truth is that to become a successful manager, the development of the company must be seen as a group effort. Professional growth is no longer just about an individual, rather the company as a whole. Citipeak Promotions, an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in London, is run by successful business owner and leader, Nick Johnson. The firm was established in early 2010 and has since expanded  its market reach to other major UK cities including Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff and Manchester. The firm’s continued success has been attributed to many things; one major factor is the leadership mentality that Nick Johnson has instilled in the firm. Citipeak Promotions has highlighted 4 key areas that will make any business professional a better leader. 1.Listen Citipeak Promotions believe that one of the most important traits in leadership is the ability to listen. Time should be taken to sit down with individuals and listen to thoughts, suggestions and concerns. By giving people a voice that is heard, morale will be boosted and this will in turn help long term business growth. 2.Be Approachable A successful leader will give individuals the opportunity to be heard and will ensure people feel comfortable within the process. By being approachable, Citipeak Promotions believe it will result in stronger team relationships and an overall stronger company. 3.Get to know Individuals Citipeak Promotions run an open door policy; gone are the days of leaders sitting behind a closed office door. The firm believe that the best leaders get to know everyone on a personal level as well and professionally. 4.Hold yourself Accountable Even though positive leadership is collaborative, those in charge must be held responsible for performing tasks according to high standards. If leaders arrive to work with a positive, upbeat attitude, work hard and show they care about the business and its aims this will rub off on others within the company. ‘Effective business leadership demands a captain of the ship, not just someone who’s standing by the helm’ explained Nick Johnson, MD of Citipeak Promotions. ‘Leadership is active, not passive. A leader is a person who directs the activities of others for the good of all. Anyone can be a leader, even if the only person they’re leading is themselves’ added Nick Johnson.


Distributed by http://www.pressat.co.uk/

Read the original blog entry...

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Over the course of two days, in addition to insightful conversations and presentations delving into the industry's current pressing challenges, there was considerable buzz about digital transformation and how it is enabling global enterprises to accelerate business growth. Blockchain has been a term that people hear but don't quite understand. The most common myths about blockchain include the assumption that it is private, or that there is only one blockchain, and the idea that blockchain is...
Where many organizations get into trouble, however, is that they try to have a broad and deep knowledge in each of these areas. This is a huge blow to an organization's productivity. By automating or outsourcing some of these pieces, such as databases, infrastructure, and networks, your team can instead focus on development, testing, and deployment. Further, organizations that focus their attention on these areas can eventually move to a test-driven development structure that condenses several l...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Never mind that we might not know what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and how much values will fluctuate or even how the process of mining a coin could cost as much as the value of the coin itself - cryptocurrency mining is a hot industry and shows no signs of slowing down. However, energy consumption to mine cryptocurrency is one of the biggest issues facing this industry. Burning huge amounts of electricity isn't incidental to cryptocurrency, it's basically embedded in the core of "mini...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...