Advice from the top: Industry figures offer their tips on how to follow in their footsteps

"1. Work with people you like and respect. 2. Focus on your strengths, delegate where you are weak. 3. Trust your instincts. 4. Don't take yourself too seriously." - Stef Calcraft, partner, Mother

"Think big, think wide and aim to understand all the elements of how business works. Gather your learning from every experience you have, good or bad, and take it with you. Choose how you want to be, how you want to succeed and live by it. Listen and learn from others." - Linda Grant, commercial managing director, Capital Radio

"If you get the chance, work abroad. It really does broaden the mind." - Clive Pickering, creative partner, TBWA London

- Collated from Campaign's A List.

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