Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

Posted on: October 19, 2020 Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

I am often asked which books I recommend on mediation even though there are plenty of good books around on the subject. Those of my friend Clive Lewis OBE – who has written 14 books including “How to Master Workplace and Employment Mediation” (Bloomsbury, 2015) and ”Difficult Conversations – 10 Steps to Becoming a Tackler […]

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CIM’s Innovation in Marketing

Posted on: August 24, 2020 Innovation in marketing

People often ask me about innovation in marketing. There is lots of information around on the subject – particularly as we struggle with how to move out of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, through technologically-disrupted markets and into whatever the “new normal” might be. So I thought I would revisit the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

Posted on: August 3, 2020 Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

“Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein – provided both great comfort and sparked inspiration on a number of people development initiatives. If you, like me, have sometimes worried that your multiple professions and experiences in numerous industries left you vulnerable to the appeal of narrowly-focused specialists then this is […]

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

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

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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