Better Business Relationships and DACRIE – A model to enhance business relationships

Posted on: April 15, 2019 Better Business Relationships and DACRIE - A model to enhance business relationships

This article “A model to enhance business relationships” was published in the March 2019 edition of Ambition (the magazine of the Association of MBAs). It describes the DACRIE model which is the basis of the book by Kim Tasso “Better Business Relationships – Insights from psychology and management for working in a digital world”. The […]

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Change management and Employee engagement

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Change management and Employee engagement

At the recent MBL Change management workshop https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 we covered a lot of topics but the one that generated most interest was employee engagement. Change management and Employee engagement is particularly important in professional service firms where highly-skilled people are constantly on the front line with clients so it has a direct impact on service […]

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Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice – Guiding and rising stars

Posted on: March 28, 2019 Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice – Guiding and rising stars

At the recent Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice workshop (https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/) the following ideas had the most impact on the delegates. There were two themes. The first was the “guiding star of strategy” – the vision of the partners, the business plan and the marketing plan. The second was “rising stars in the practice” […]

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An MBA is great – but you’ll need soft skills to make an impact

Posted on: December 3, 2018 Soft skills

This article “An MBA is great – but you’ll need soft skills to make an impact” was published on the Association of MBAs (AMBA) web site on 23 November 2018  https://community.mbaworld.com/blog/b/weblog/posts/an-mba-is-great-but-you-ll-need-those-soft-skills-to-make-an-impact They don’t teach you about soft skills and relationships at Business School, but these are what could make the vital difference to career success, says Kim Tasso […]

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Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Posted on: October 19, 2018 Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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