Book launch: Essential soft skills for lawyers – some research findings

Book launch: Essential soft skills for lawyers – some research findings Posted on: July 6, 2020

Between August 2019 and March 2020 I analysed a huge amount of information and research relating to the importance of soft skills within the UK legal profession. I also interviewed over 20 people from large and small law firms – lawyers and learning & development professionals – as well as psychologists and technologists operating in […]

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Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme

Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme Posted on: April 20, 2020

This book “The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy” by Greg Orme (London Business School, founder of the Centre for Creative Business and with clients including Accenture, EY and Arcadia) is both fascinating and inspiring. Most of us (lawyers, accountants, surveyors or marketers) worry about the potential […]

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BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates Posted on: April 8, 2020

Earlier in the year, I went along to the first event of 2020 for British Council for Offices BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates. It was full at the Kent House marketing suite which was full of models of new and potential London developments. I thought his story would be helpful […]

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Volunteering as a Trustee with Richmond Borough Mind

Posted on: December 6, 2019

This blog appeared in a London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames CVS “Volunteering as a Trustee” newsletter  Volunteering as a Trustee at Richmond Borough Mind I have run my own small business in Richmond for over 30 years. I am still busy but my family is grown up now. I wanted to “give something back” […]

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Book review: Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope by Johann Hari

Book review: Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope by Johann Hari Posted on: October 10, 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. As a psychologist, counsellor and trustee of a mental health charity I thought I’d share my thoughts on this brilliant book. “Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope” by Johann Hari was a revelation. Everyone is aware of the growing problem in mental health. This […]

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