Cultural differences

Book review: You’re not listening – What you’re missing and why it matters by Kate Murphy

Active listening is a core communication skill that is fundamental for creating and developing relationships. Yet listening doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as other communication skills such as speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating. Effective listening is critical for so many activities such as learning, leading, client service, consulting, coaching, Read More

2024-06-07T08:15:32+01:00June 7, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

22 tips on being a persuasive writer in professional services

Lawyers (compliance, anti-trust, commercial litigation, personal injury) and marketing professionals joined me at a recent MBL workshop on writing . They engaged in writing exercises. And reviewed the copy of professional services firms. They created their own writing checklist – how to plan, write and review. Persuasive writing convinces the Read More

2023-08-14T10:07:26+01:00August 14, 2023|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Selling|

What do you do when a male colleague doesn’t like women? (gender bias)

This was a question posed to me recently by a woman at a workshop. Whilst this question is about prejudice towards women (sex and gender bias) it could just as easily have been about age or culture or disability or sexual orientation or any other difference. I am sure you Read More

2023-02-09T15:32:05+00:00February 9, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Referrer and Intermediary Management – Silos, Targets and Culture

At the end of January, I enjoyed meeting delegates (at the Novotel at Tower Hill) on the MBL  “Developing more work from referrers and intermediaries” workshop. There were architects, bankers, accountants, forensic investigators, insolvency practitioners, lawyers, pension advisers and tax experts who had a range of areas of expertise including Read More

2023-02-09T11:49:07+00:00February 9, 2023|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Property, Relationship 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|
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