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|

Book review – Great networking by Alisa Grafton

To support delegates on networking training sessions, I like to review (and recommend if appropriate - see the list below) the latest books on the topic. This book was published in 2022 (so it’s post-Covid) and is subtitled “The art and practice of building authentic professional relationships”. The author is Read More

A general law of interpersonal relationships?

This time last week (17th June) I was asked to join some other great speakers at the 75th MPF Retuning your firm online session.  Richard Chaplin asked me to speak about psychology and business relationships. The intersection between the topics of relationship management and psychology is an area of particular Read More

2022-06-29T08:27:20+01:00June 24, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Book review: Mediation and dispute resolution – Contemporary issues and developments by Tony Whatling

I reviewed Tony Whatling’s first book – which provides a great introduction to mediation Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling (kimtasso.com) in October 2020 – before I qualified as a mediator . This book seems to be aimed at more at experienced mediators who become Read More

2022-06-01T08:56:24+01:00June 1, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|
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