Better business relationships

What do you do when your boss is a micro-managing control freak?

Sadly, this topic still comes up occasionally during training workshops. Many people have suffered at the hands of a line manager who wants to know in detail what is happening and to control everything. It can be frustrating and disempowering. But there are potentially several reasons for this behaviour – Read More

2024-03-04T11:38:15+00:00March 4, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Achieve more engagement and buy-in: Relationships, Plan, Expectations, Benefits, Persuasion and Training

At the recent Training - PM Forum on “Buy-in, engagement and stakeholder management” workshop we welcomed executive and manager delegates from legal and accountancy firms as well as a delegate from Poland. The session used the 7P model of buy-in to explore rational and emotional tools to achieve buy-in: Plan, Read More

2024-03-01T08:56:21+00:00March 1, 2024|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Book review: Sales Mind – 48 tools to help you sell by Helen Kensett

A chance encounter with Helen Kensett at a recent conference reminded me about her 2016 sales book. I’ve reviewed several books on selling (see the list below) and this one is different as, rather than focusing on the stages in the sales process, it provides pragmatic tips to help. It Read More

2024-01-22T11:14:05+00:00January 22, 2024|Kim's Blog, Relationship Management, Selling|

Future Marketing and Business Development Manager: Connections, Collaboration, Context, Creativity, Cause and Continuous learning

In early December (and despite the train strike), we gathered at the offices of London | Simmons & Simmons (simmons-simmons.com) for a workshop on “Future Marketing and Business Development Manager”. Training - PM Forum. It was an energetic and exciting day where everyone took away different ideas and actions. Future Read More

2023-12-12T11:56:34+00:00December 12, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|
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