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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Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 (Innovation, procurement, campaigns, creativity, assertiveness)

Posted on: November 11, 2019 Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019

This conference report on the Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 was published in the November edition of Professional Marketing magazine https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx  Lucy Canning of Grant Thornton UK kicked off proceedings by challenging the “echo chamber of assumptions” in professional services marketing and suggesting that we “tear up the rule book”.  She urged us to […]

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Delegation for leaders

Posted on: August 11, 2017 Delegation for leaders

Delegation is a frequent topic of conversation with my clients – Whether it’s for freeing up the time of leaders, empowering new leaders, developing teams or working more efficiently/profitably. Traditional pyramid structures in professional service firms require that a senior person builds a team of junior people in order to achieve maximum profitability. Delegation is […]

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Posted on: December 20, 2016 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

These topics – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – form a major part of the creativity and innovation workshops that I run (for details of public courses see here http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx). There are many other blogs on creativity (see, for example: http://kimtasso.com/the-psychology-of-creativity/ and http://kimtasso.com/creative-competencies/). In this blog, I explore critical thinking in more detail. It’s particularly […]

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