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|

Book review: The Awareness Code – The secrets to emotional empowerment for incredible leadership by Wayne Linton and Steve Tappin

This article appeared in the February 2022 edition of Professional Marketing magazine.  With 57,000 books on leadership listed on Amazon I wondered whether there was anything new to say on the topic. But the authors of this book come from a rather different perspective – emotional intelligence is the broadest Read More

2022-02-02T11:26:18+00:00February 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Book review – Brilliant personal effectiveness by Douglas Miller

The start of a New Year means new habits right? I have run training sessions on improving personal effectiveness for many years so it was good to find an introductory book that covers the majority of the topics. It also contains a fair amount of positive psychology (which is pretty Read More

2022-01-04T10:03:13+00:00January 4, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|
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