Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

Posted on: August 3, 2020 Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

“Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein – provided both great comfort and sparked inspiration on a number of people development initiatives. If you, like me, have sometimes worried that your multiple professions and experiences in numerous industries left you vulnerable to the appeal of narrowly-focused specialists then this is […]

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Change management: Building Resilience – Regulation, Reframing, Relationships and Reflection (Video)

Posted on: May 17, 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As we are all experiencing tremendous strain and stress with the Coronavirus impacting on every aspect of our work and homes lives, I thought I’d share some ideas about resilience. So here’s a 10 minute video looking at four tools to help you become more resilient: Building Resilience – Regulation, […]

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Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

Posted on: December 2, 2019 Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

In October, I was invited by Richard Chaplin and Richard Thorby of the Managing Partners Forum https://www.mpfglobal.com/ to lead a discussion on “Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology” for the People, Performance and Culture group (including directors and HR professionals from leading law, architectural, property and accounting firms). This […]

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At the heart of what we do – Better Business Relationships

Posted on: November 26, 2018

What is at the heart of what we do – Better Business Relationships. Business relationships are at the heart of professional services – people buy people. Relationships are a key component of client service and often the source of competitive differentiation and real added value. Recently I presented a short session to a large group of […]

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Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Jessica fulfils all three aspects […]

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