Essentials of Corporate Real
Estate Leadership (MCR Elective)
corporate real estate (CRE) professionals gain influence, their long-term career success becomes
increasingly attributable to how well they master essential interpersonal,
emotional, and social skills. Whereas technical skills may have helped them
become leaders, savvy CRE leaders know their ability to master so-called "soft
skills" will ultimately determine whether or not they are able to lead well.
Leading the CRE function today is more about enabling work
and promoting productivity than it is about managing "brinks and mortar" assets.
It is more about influencing and collaborating and less about executing
individual tasks. Organizations have become more collaborative and
people-centric, and so must corporate real estate. It is absolutely imperative
that CRE executives focus on interpersonal, emotional, and social skills such as
communication, influence, conflict resolution, and performance coaching because
these skills are essential
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