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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Getting what you want and how to say “No” – Assertiveness skills

Posted on: March 15, 2017 Assertiveness skills - Shepherds and sheep

In many of the courses I run for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the topic of assertiveness arises. Sometimes this relates to people needing the confidence to speak up and share ideas or to challenge requests. Often it relates to finding ways to decline or modify inappropriate requests – how to say “No” effectively. But […]

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35 tips on Time Management

Posted on: January 3, 2017 Time management

As the New Year starts we think about new beginnings. We think about change. But whether you are business owner, a senior executive or a junior marketer you are likely to face the same challenge of a lack of time to do and achieve everything you want. So here is a selection of time management […]

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Project vs Campaign Management

Posted on: October 7, 2016 Project vs campaign management

In September, I facilitated a “Project and Campaign Management” training session for the Professional Marketing Forum (Details of future courses: http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/) While the focus was on understanding the formal project management processes and how they apply in business development and marketing projects, we also considered the issues in terms of “Project vs Campaign Management”. A […]

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Leading a surveyors’ practice – Eight insights into leadership in property

Posted on: July 20, 2016 Lessons in leadership - personal brand, presence, stages

At the recent Leeds presentation of the “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” training workshop we discussed leading a surveyor’s practice – leadership in property. Some of the leadership models discussed were considered helpful. We tackled a number of common issues when leading a surveyors’ practice and these are the themes that struck a […]

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