Team management issues – Managing up, boundaries and broken relationships

At the December 2018 presentation of a delegation, coaching and team management training workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) delegates were particularly interested in the following team management issues - managing up, boundaries and broken relationships. Managing up Managing up is “Understanding your boss’s position and requirements and making yourself known as a stellar Read More

2019-02-04T09:53:43+00:00February 4, 2019|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Book review – Key Coaching Models by Stephen Gibson (and other coaching books)

I am often asked for book recommendations on my coaching and mentoring courses so I thought I’d take a look at this one on coaching models. It’s stuffed full of useful models so I’d recommend it to experienced coaching practitioners. But as coaching (and counselling) skills are important in establishing Read More

2017-08-26T16:26:11+01:00August 26, 2017|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

At the most recent coaching skills course we reflected on the power of questions. In most coaching sessions, we use a simple framework of questions like John Whitmore’s GROW (Goals – Reality - Options - Will to act) to help the person reach their own conclusions about what they want Read More

Presentation skills – Preparing the content and delivery

Whether part of sales or pitching training or for standalone presentations for seminars and conferences I conduct many in-house training sessions on presentation skills. Yesterday, I delivered a training session on pitching for the PM Forum (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx)  and there was a request for general presentation skills guidance during that course. Read More