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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Change management: Your personal transition – Endings, neutral zone and new beginnings

Posted on: June 5, 2020 Change management: Your personal transition - Endings, neutral zone and new beginnings

Following my short video on the emotions during major changes, many people said they are feeling disoriented and disconnected during lock down. It’s no surprise as the changes have been immense and the impact of isolation is underestimated. But I recall – from my work as a psychologist and coach – that some of the […]

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Soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks (Video)

Posted on: June 1, 2020

I have produced a 10 minute video on soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks. This includes an overview of John Whitmore’s GROW model, the OCM’s SMILE model and the compassionate coaching movement’s Intentional Change Theory (ICT). The video also considers the range of soft skills needed for effective coaching. (Video script) Hi. I’m […]

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Book review: Neuroscience for organizational change by Hilary Scarlett

Posted on: May 27, 2020 Book review: Neuroscience for organizational change by Hilary Scarlett

The book “Neuroscience for organizational change: an evidence-based practical guide to managing change” by Hilary Scarlett is both intellectually challenging and practical. I would add it to the list of recommended books on change management that should be read by those involved in organizational change programmes whether leaders, human resource professionals or other change managers. […]

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