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

Posted on: September 26, 2018 Change management Change Catalyst

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 welcome addition to change management […]

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Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

Posted on: April 27, 2018 Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

It has been my great pleasure to have been a Non-Executive Director (NED) for various professional service firms for many years. I currently hold two such positions for property professional practices (see http://kimtasso.com/consultancy/non-executive-director/). I thought I would share my experiences of the role and talk briefly about Non-Executive Directors: Benefits to professional service firms.  The […]

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

Posted on: September 4, 2017 Firm of choice book review

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 journey to develop and implement […]

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Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

Posted on: May 31, 2017 Coaching skills - the power of questions

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 and need to do. The […]

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Book review – Making sense of change management: A complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organisational change by Esther Cameron and Mike Green

Posted on: January 15, 2017 Change management and organisational change

I’ve reviewed many books on change management (see the related blogs list below) but this one is a sure-fire winner if it’s a major area of interest to you. There are 450 pages of counselling, occupational psychology, consulting, organisational development, leadership and change management theories and tools – it’s a fantastic reference. Like much of […]

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