Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole – thoughts on change management and leadership

At the recent “Change management and leadership” workshop run by Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we experimented with different tools and techniques to help lead and manage change. But one thing that the delegates focused on was “Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole”. Let me explain our thoughts on Read More

By |2020-05-12T17:23:17+01:00November 18, 2019|

Book review: “The change catalyst – secrets to successful and sustainable business change” by Campbell MacPherson (Change Management)

I was at the Business Book Awards https://www.businessbookawards.co.uk/  in March. I saw Campbell’s humble and humorous acceptance speech when this book scooped the overall winner prize. The judges’ glowing commendations  meant that I simply had to read it. The change catalyst is indeed a great book. It's beautifully written and a Read More

By |2018-09-26T14:23:53+01:00September 26, 2018|

Book review: How to become the firm of choice by Robert J Lees and August J Aquila (strategy development)

This book review of "How to become the firm of choice" on strategy development in PSFs appeared in Professional Marketing magazine in the September 2017 edition. This book tells a story. In the form of a case study. It joins a mid-sized (21 partner) law firm on its two year Read More

By |2017-09-04T09:21:54+01:00September 4, 2017|

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

By |2017-05-31T10:35:10+01:00May 31, 2017|
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