Book Review – Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Regular readers will be aware that one of my favourite books on negotiating is “Negotiation for leaders” by Simon Horton which I reviewed in 2016 . But this book: “Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss – a former FBI hostage negotiator Read More

By |2021-05-05T15:40:00+01:00May 5, 2021|

Seven thoughts on stakeholder management, engagement and buy-In – Workshop summary (April 2021)

This post is for the fabulous delegates at the recent PM Forum  session on stakeholder management, engagement and buy-in. I don’t want to repeat what I have written about in previous stakeholder management, engagement and buy-in blogs so I have selected just seven thoughts from the emerging themes at the Read More

By |2021-04-30T19:46:20+01:00April 30, 2021|

Proactive Marketing and BD Executive – Data, Reach, Qualifications, Skills, Metaphors, Relationships and Confidence (April 2021)

The 18 delegates at the April PM Forum day workshop on “The Proactive Marketing and Business Development Executive”  were evenly split between legal and accountancy firms with a slight majority from law firms. Throughout the day there was lots of interaction through polls, break out exercises and discussion. Here I Read More

By |2021-04-22T15:28:08+01:00April 22, 2021|

Video – The art of storytelling

In today’s video I explore the art of storytelling. Why stories are so powerful in communication. How stories can be used to persuade. How to structure a great story. And how to tell a great story. So here’s this month’s video – the art of storytelling. (Video script - 12 Read More

By |2021-04-16T09:48:45+01:00April 16, 2021|

Managing a surveying practice – Resource management

At the recent digital workshop on “Managing & Marketing a Profitable Surveyors’ Practice” this was found to be the key issue in managing a surveying practice – resource management. Without more people in the practice the leaders were constantly fire-fighting and doing the client work so had little time to Read More

By |2021-04-11T13:08:04+01:00April 11, 2021|