12 thoughts on delegation, coaching and team management (2019)

At a recent Professional Marketing workshop on “Delegation, coaching and team management”  I asked delegates from a variety of roles and professional service firms to provide their one-word summary of the themes explored during the day. Here are their 12 thoughts on delegation, coaching and team management: 1. Be adaptive Read More

By |2020-01-22T10:28:48+00:00January 22, 2020|

Team management issues – Managing up, boundaries and broken relationships

At the December 2018 presentation of a delegation, coaching and team management training workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) delegates were particularly interested in the following team management issues - managing up, boundaries and broken relationships. Managing up Managing up is “Understanding your boss’s position and requirements and making yourself known as a stellar Read More

By |2019-02-04T09:53:43+00:00February 4, 2019|

What are your priorities for 2019? Thoughts for professional service firm leaders

What are your priorities for 2019? Thoughts for professional service firm leaders are shared below. But first, take a few moments to reflect on what you have achieved this year - and savour the successes. And then, as 2018 draws to a close, turn your thoughts to what you want to achieve in Read More

By |2021-04-03T15:33:41+01:00December 29, 2018|

At the heart of what we do – Better Business Relationships

What is at the heart of what we do - Better Business Relationships. Business relationships are at the heart of professional services – people buy people. Relationships are a key component of client service and often the source of competitive differentiation and real added value. Recently I presented a short Read More

By |2021-04-03T15:46:14+01:00November 26, 2018|

Book review: Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant

The original (shorter) review of Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant was published in the October edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Reinforcement can mean a) enlisting extra help and b) a process to establish a particular behaviour using reward. Cleverly, this short book addresses Read More

By |2018-10-03T12:34:31+01:00October 3, 2018|
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