The art of giving feedback

Posted on: June 18, 2018 The art of giving feedback

The art of giving feedback arises in training workshops on change management, team development, performance management, delegation and coaching. Here is a summary of the key points to bear in mind.  Feedback defined Effective feedback means “Paying attention and giving high-quality feedback from an empathic place, stepping into the other person’s shoes, appreciating his or […]

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Referrer and intermediary management – 13 top tips from a workshop (May 2018)

Posted on: June 4, 2018 Referrer and intermediary management

I’m delighted to say that there were lots of delegates from law firms, accountancy firms, structural engineers, insolvency practitioners, banks and insurers at the recent referrer and intermediary management workshop in London http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/ At the end of the day, after considering how to generate better and more recommendations from internal sources, existing clients and external third […]

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Client satisfaction benchmarks – How do you measure up?

Posted on: May 31, 2018

At recent referrer management and client relationship management training sessions http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/ , we have talked about NPS (Net Promoter Score) which measures the propensity or likelihood of recommendation and how it is rapidly becoming the standard measurement of client satisfaction in professional service firms. Several people have asked about client satisfaction benchmarks – How do […]

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Lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness

Posted on: May 15, 2018 Lessons in leadership - personal brand, presence, stages

I took myself along recently to Buzzacott acccountants’ “taster session” from its leadership development programme. The workshop covered four short lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness. Personal leadership brand I’ve written about personal branding before (see, for example, http://kimtasso.com/the-power-of-three-in-personal-introductions-brandme/ and http://kimtasso.com/building-personal-brand-key-person-influence-daniel-priestley/). Jan Carrington led us through some discussions to help us identify our […]

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System review: Performance management in the professions – Performance Leader system

Posted on: May 8, 2018 Performance management in the professions - Performance Leader system

I caught up with Paul Lemon, previously of the Professional Marketing Forum and now Managing Director of Performance Leader, on one of his many trips to the UK since relocating to Perth, Western Australia (which he tells me is just a 17hr non-stop flight from London!). Paul spends around 30% of his time in the […]

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