Coaching and mentoring staff and fee-earners

Posted on: June 27, 2011

Last Friday, I ran one of the PM Forum’s popular “Coaching and Mentoring for Marketing Professionals” workshops which was hosted by law firm Devonshires. It was interesting to see why the delegates had chosen to attend the session, their objectives for the day covered: Learning how to work better with fee-earners on bids Identifying new […]

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Crazy busy – Overstretched, overbooked and about to snap (Book review) – Dealing with stress

Posted on: October 30, 2009

Dealing with stress? I first read this excellent book offering strategies for handling a fast paced life and dealing with stress by Dr Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist, in December 2007. But many of the ideas (e.g. screen sucking, gigaguilt) have remained so vibrant to me as I have witnessed, amongst my clients and colleagues, a […]

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Posted on: September 25, 2009

I spent Wednesday at the PM Forum Annual Conference which this year was titled “Relationships” – as a result of my observation when I wrote about the event last year that it appeared to be the predominant theme whether we were talking about culture, clients, service quality, selling or brand. The first panel session comprised […]

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Fortress equity or successful succession?

Posted on: November 24, 2008

Succession is one of those persistent and serious problems in the professions but, with the inevitable staff cuts that are taking place as a result of the economic turmoil, is one that has temporarily been forgotten. But it is sure to emerge again in an even bigger and uglier version in the not too distant […]

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The message for managers – Management education, thinking environment and feedback

Posted on: June 25, 2008

During the management education course I was running today at the fabulous training centre at the Institute of Director hub at Old Broad Street House, we spent some time contemplating good management (which is not the same as good leadership) and considered a number of interesting issues. Amongst them was the finding from the Centre […]

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