Becoming A More Successful Fire & Security Director: Former Dragon's Den Star, James Caan, Reveals 3 Top Tips
by Jo Shaer, on October 13, 2019
I have just seen a great article on LinkedIn from entrepreneur, James Caan. It's all about what the world's most successful people have in common.
Embracing these is going to help a Fire & Security director to become more successful too.
1. Adapt to change
Any business coach will tell you that there are 7 words they dread to hear from any director
But we've always done it this way
The Fire & Security industry is becoming more and more competitive. To stand out from the crowd you have to take on the latest technology,
And you do. For the Fire & Security equipment that you install.
Sadly, that forward-thinking attitude doesn't always extend to your sales and marketing.
Fire & Security directors tell us that they get as much as 80% of their work through referrals. But to be even more successful, it's not enough to rely on word of mouth.
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2. Have a mentor
Behind every successful sports star there is a coach. And it's no different for great business people. This independent expert fills in any gaps in knowledge and experience. And gives an unbiased perspective on what's happening with your company.
But you've got to be able to listen and to implement the sage advice.
Since Lollipop became part of a regular Mastermind group, our business has changed completely. And it's the best thing we ever did.
3. Break down barriers
In business, many of the most successful companies do something so well that it – to some degree – changes the landscape of the industry, taking the market in a new direction. In other words, they break down barriers, by entering new markets, developing new products and services, and generally think outside the box.
Disruption is key to any successful business. Think Uber and AirBNB.
Are you doing something so innovative that you stand head and shoulders above other Fire & Security installers? Or are you just one of the crowd?
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