It’s all in the mind? – Getting to grips with psychometric testing

Posted on: February 2, 2013

Interested in a free personality assessment? I’ve just completed four days training with Psysoft to achieve the British Psychological Society (BPS) Occupational Ability and Personality Test User Certification Level A and B using NEO PI-R Personality Inventory. Yes, psychometric testing! This is to add to my armoury of a BPS approved degree in psychology, a […]

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Guide to successful secondments for professional firms and their clients

Posted on: January 3, 2013

Secondments have long been used as effective means to both develop the careers of young professionals – particularly in terms of acquiring international experience – and to provide  added value to important client relationships. Typically, a young professional is sent to work as part of the client team for a period of time at a […]

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Instead of the 12 days of Christmas, here’s the 12 Ps of Partner Competencies

Posted on: December 21, 2012

There are competency frameworks, psychological profiles and considerable debate about what makes a great partner. So in a somewhat lighter spirit, and using 20+ years of observations of partners of all shapes and sizes (the good, the bad and the ugly) here are my thoughts on the 12 Ps of Partner Competencies (rather than the 12 […]

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Cross cultural communication

Posted on: December 2, 2012

In the current edition of Professional Marketing magazine  there’s an article by me on communicating and developing business relationships in multi-cultural  and cross cultural business environments. Three key models are explored and some practical guidance is provided. Due to space limits, the following nine dimensions of cultural leadership competencies from the Globe project were omitted, […]

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Book Review: Good strategy, Bad Strategy – The difference and why it matters by Richard Rumelt

Posted on: November 22, 2012

There’s so much happening in the world – mostly driven by the digital revolution – that it’s easy to get so wrapped up with new tools and channels that the fundamentals are left behind. Strategy is one of those areas that is often neglected. And even when, like me, you’ve done an MBA and keep […]

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