What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)?

Posted on: July 16, 2012

As a psychology graduate, I wasn’t that impressed by NLP – but perhaps that is because I had already learned much of what it has to offer. I took the trouble to qualify as a practitioner back in 2007 to confirm my views that it is effectively a simplified form of applied psychology. However, there […]

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Reflections on Managing Change and Leadership (with book list)

Posted on: July 16, 2012

At the start of July, I ran another of the popular PM courses on “Managing Change and Leadership” http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/index.aspx. As usual, I promised the delegates a summary from the session and the delay was due to me reviewing a new book on Managing Change (see below). We started the session with a review of the particular […]

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Leadership: Lessons from Star Trek and Neuroscience

Posted on: June 20, 2012

Two recent but very different articles on leadership attracted my attention. Star Trek Forbes published “Five leadership lessons from James T Kirk” in May http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/05/five-leadership-lessons-from-james-t-kirk/. It’s a neat way to get across some key messages – with evidence from the Enterprise’s caption: Never stop learning Be a “walking stack of books” the more knowledge you […]

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Managing Partners Forum (MPF) European Leadership Awards 2012

Posted on: March 5, 2012

I’ve been a judge on these awards for many years and it’s always great to go along to the dinner and ceremony to see the lucky winners hear the news of their success and receive their gongs. So I glammed up as best I could and travelled to the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square to […]

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Musical chairs for legal leaders

Posted on: February 14, 2012

With ABS on the horizon and firms facing huge change management programmes, it’s not surprising that there’s lots of comings and goings with regards to leadership. And it’s interesting to note an increase in non-legal appointments in senior positions. Here’s a few that caught my attention: 750 lawyer Taylor Wessing appointed a COO who was previously chief of […]

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