Creativity 8 – From consternation to collaboration: Using creativity to turn problems into opportunities in client service

Creativity is crucial for marketing and innovation and a while back I produced a series of introductory articles on creativity. In recent workshops we have explored the use of creativity techniques to resolve client service issues, co-create solutions and improve client relationships. This article reviews a few simple creativity techniques Read More

2022-11-22T14:59:24+00:00November 22, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Soft skills revisited – with a leadership perspective

This article "Soft skills revisited - with a leadership perspective" has just been published on Lexology. Back in July 2020 I shared some research insights from my book “Essential Soft Skills for Lawyers” which generated significant interest - not least from the associated nine-minute video explaining “soft” skills featuring the Read More

2022-11-08T14:49:16+00:00November 8, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

20 insights on change management processes and communication

I facilitated an inhouse change management workshop for a law firm recently. We looked at change management through the lens of both individual and organisational change. And we used two of their planned change projects to consider the issues and to test out and apply the various techniques. At the Read More

2022-11-02T16:58:13+00:00November 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Strategy|

Book review: The Management Shift – How to harness the power of people and transform your organization for sustainable success by Vlatka Hlupic

I completed my MBA two decades ago although I consume the latest management books voraciously. This 2014 book by Professor Vlatka Hluplic didn’t appear on my radar but I had the privilege of meeting the author through my work with the Managing Partners Forum.  And I’m so glad that I Read More

2022-10-18T13:38:09+01:00October 18, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Strategy|

Hooks, Headlines and Hard-Wired Words: 11 ideas for better writing

From the offices of our hosts (Thank you firm Boodle Hatfield!) we looked out at the iconic building (nicknames including The Vase, The Boomerang and The Beer Gut). Marketers from law, accountancy, engineering and property firms joined a PM Forum workshop to share ideas on how to improve our writing. Read More

2022-10-17T11:51:30+01:00October 17, 2022|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Marketing, Selling|
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