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

Book review: The psychology of successful women by Shona Rowan

I’ve known the author Shona Rowan (who is a high-performance coach, shares my love of psychology and understands professional services) for some time so I was keen to read her first book. I usually avoid anything that is aimed at women – yet this book contains some practical, straight-talking advice Read More

2022-06-07T10:08:52+01:00June 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

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|

Classic management book reviews – The McKinsey way, Good to great, How to manage organisational change and Strategic Selling

At recent consulting, strategy and change management workshops delegates asked about some classic management books. I also noticed that “Good to great” was frequently referenced in some of the latest management thinking. As I had published the reviews below before starting this blog in 2008, I thought I’d re-post them Read More

2022-05-24T17:10:18+01:00May 24, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Selling, Strategy|

Book Review: Smarter selling – Next generation sales strategies to meet your buyer’s needs every time by Keith Dugdale and David Lambert

I am often asked to recommend books on sales and selling – both for beginners and experienced practitioners. There are so many to choose from – I’ve read hundreds, reviewed a fair few and even written a couple. So I've done a series of reviews (other recommended sales books are Read More

2022-05-06T16:10:33+01:00May 6, 2022|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Relationship Management, Selling|
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