Conflict 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|

Research on leadership and emotional intelligence (EQ)

I have written extensively on both leadership and emotional intelligence (EQ).  I previously observed the similarities in these skills sets. So I was particularly interested to see two leading authorities – the Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard Business Review – publish articles on these topics where the similarities in Read More

2021-09-16T10:24:57+01:00September 16, 2021|Management Skills|

Book Review – Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Regular readers will be aware that one of my favourite books on negotiating is “Negotiation for leaders” by Simon Horton which I reviewed in 2016 . But this book: “Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss – a former FBI hostage negotiator Read More

2021-05-05T15:40:00+01:00May 5, 2021|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Soft skills – Dealing with difficult conversations

We all have to spend time dealing with difficult conversations. Conflict is a natural part of all relationships at home and at work. I’ve written before about the sources of difference and provided ideas on how to deal with “difficult” people and situations. And there are short videos on two Read More

2020-09-30T09:31:51+01:00September 30, 2020|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|
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