16: Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director of Robert Walters Japan
Japan's Top Business Interviews Podcast
Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director of Robert Walters Japan, originally started his career at Hilton Hotel in Australia, before moving to Japan to teach English. He joined Robert Walters as an Associate in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Sampson became the team manager specializing in manufacturing and heavy industries, coinciding with the Global Financial Crisis. Looking back, Mr. Sampson thinks of this difficult time as a “year of learning” in which he worked to instil “great habits, great processes, and great discipline.” This put his team in a strong position when the market rebounded in 2010, making them one of the highest performing teams among all offices in Japan. During this time, Mr. Sampson explains how he learned the importance of being a leader that leads by example, working hard and setting clear expectations to earn the trust of his employees. He says: “if you're doing the same things that you're asking others to do, I think that is quite powerful and impacts people…[to] follow suit.” He also explains the power of accountability: “I think when people know that you would be checking in to see how something went, it creates accountability and there's more responsibility to do what's asked.” To grow his team and organization, Mr. Sampson worked to further specialize in the manufacturing, chemical and energy industries. The division grew from 20 people to over 50 people by 2018, at which point Mr. Sampson had become Managing Director. In managing a larger team, Mr. Sampson talks about learning to lead through other people, welcoming feedback, and being consistent with his communication to ensure it reaches all levels of the organization. To make this possible, Mr. Sampson takes part in all first day training for new hires and communicates his leadership principles throughout the induction training process. He also has coffee with the new employees in small groups after their first month to check in with them and reinforce the organizational values. The company also has offsite meetings to have brainstorming and feedback sessions, which Mr. Sampson and the other directors review at a later time. In retaining his employees, Mr. Sampson sticks to his simple philosophy of “hiring good people, developing them well and keeping them happy.” This not only includes financial rewards and promotions but being a genuine leader that provides a caring work culture. Mr. Sampson constantly communicates to his employees how he is there to help them in their careers and develop their skills, providing necessary training. As a result, Robert Walters has been ranked 16th in the Great Place To Work Institute Japan ranking in 2019, winning the best company award. When explaining how he keeps his employees happy, Mr. Sampson claims, “it's the simple fun things from company parties to drinks on a Friday afternoon, [as well as] actual initiatives.” For example, the organization has a voluntary wellness committee that plans activities related to health and wellbeing. For newcomers to Japan, he advises them to learn the Japanese culture and landscape first. Secondly, building trust and engagement among employees especially during a time of labour and talent shortage. Lastly, he highly recommends building a networking in Japan’s international business community, which he assures is very welcoming.
EP30: Findings from BrandFinance 2020 Top50 Brands Report. An interview with Jeremy Sampson
The DOC and the GURU
In this week’s The Doc and The Guru podcast we explore some of the key findings from BrandFinance 2020 Top50 Brands Report. Brand Finance has assessed the impact of COVID-19 based on the direct effect of the C19 outbreak on enterprise value, compared to the baseline on 1st January 2020. And the results are fascinating. With us in the virtual studio this week is one of South Africa’s most discerning brand marketers, and an iconic brand in his own right. Recipient of the Financial Mail Adfocus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 MD of Brand Finance SA Jeremy Sampson. Which is Mzansi’s most valuable brand? Find out which brands in Mzansi are having a paralyzed or a positive pandemic on The Doc and The Guru Podcast.This podcast is proudly brought to you by Nfinity Media who are incubating innovative businesses in the media industry. For more info on Nfinity Media, visit www.nfinity.co.za.
Travel Leaders - An Interview with Jeremy Sampson, CEO of the Travel Foundation
In this episode of Euromonitor International’s Travel Leaders Podcast, Caroline Bremner talks to Jeremy Sampson, CEO of the Travel Foundation about its work with destinations around the world to ensure that sustainability is not overshadowed in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. Jeremy and Caroline discuss the key building blocks required for sustainable tourism development and the importance of capacity building for local communities. They also discuss the need for data measurement and monitoring impacts, along with his vision for a sustainable future as the travel industry gears up for building back better after COVID-19.
League One Fun – Episode 52: Jeremy Sampson from Lansing Ignite
League One Fun
Ira gets on the phone with Jeremy Sampson, until recently the VP and General Manager of Lansing Ignite. He speaks about his journey starting Lansing United, the founding and fall of USL League One side Lansing Ignite, why Elma N’for is great, and his plans for the future. This interview occurred the morning after Capital Combustion recorded there nearly two hour show with Jeremy. This show is effectively as summary of their great and detailed discussion. That show can be found in your podcast app of choice. The Capital Combustion interview with Jeremy Sampson can be found here. Find us on twitter Ira is @irajersey Jason is @homesweetsoccer The show is @league1fun The post League One Fun – Episode 52: Jeremy Sampson from Lansing Ignite appeared first on Beautiful Game Network.
Saturday 12th October is National Pinotage Day. Pinotage is our very own, indigenous grape variety and the Cape is producing some fine examples of this unique wine. Jeremy Sampson, SA’s top brand strategy specialist talks to us about the importance of our national vinous treasure and we site some fine examples of the wine for you to enjoy over the weekend
In this episode we chat with Lansing Ignite FC Vice President and General Manager Jeremy Sampson. Sign up to be a Patron: www.yeahthatsoccershow.com/patron Support us with your Amazon shopping: www.yeahthatsoccershow.com/amazon Check out our sponsors: Uptown Pour: www.uptownpourco.com Brad Buczkowski: brad.selling-greenville.com The Spice and Tea Exchange: www.spiceandtea.com/greenville Reedy River Riot: www.reedyriverriot.com Mill Town Operatives: https://teespring.com/stores/milltowngvl
In Conversation With: Jeremy Sampson, SA branding guru
An Arts School graduate who relocated to South Africa in the 1960s, Jeremy Sampson is his adopted country's top branding expert. In this in-depth discussion with Biznews's Alec Hogg, Sampson talks about the evolution of brand valuation - driven by the stock market - what he would do to turn around the slide in Brand South Africa, and shares ideas and experience from a lifetime in the reputation field. All you had ever wanted to know about branding but been too nervous to ask.