101 uses for a dead PI lawyer? Renew, redirect, redundancy, redeploy, respray

Posted on: July 3, 2012

Remember that book “101 uses for a dead cat?” Despite being a cat lover (I have four) I found it funny. What I find less funny is what is happening to large numbers of personal injury lawyers at the moment. Yes, of course there are some bad PI lawyers, as there are bad apples in […]

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Digital marketing enabled interns going fast!

Posted on: July 1, 2012

Econsultancy – as part of its corporate social responsibility programme – is taking some of the brightest graduates and putting them through an intensive “graduate boot camp” digital marketing training programme and making them available for three month internships. The initial 20 “inspiring interns” – whose disciplines span marketing, media, journalism, economics, environmental management and […]

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Book review: Punk Rock People Management

Posted on: December 6, 2011

Following on from Peter Cook’s http://www.academy-of-rock.co.uk/ great book “Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll: Leadership Lessons from the Academy of Rock” comes the thinner but just as good “Punk Rock People Management”. It’s a short, accessible booklet providing some no-nonsense practical advice to non-HR professionals on dealing with hiring (selection, induction, rewards), inspiring (engagement, motivation, diversity, appraisal, training, promotion, […]

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Law Firm Strategy – Are law firm leaders in denial about the perfect storm or hanging on for the final big catch?

Posted on: May 6, 2011

An article on law firm strategy written recently by myself (Kim Tasso, management consultant in professional services) and Roger Bell (a strategy consultant for listed companies). Please note that the George Clooney references were my idea ! Whilst the media focuses on the latest development in the onslaught of change facing the profession, it is easy […]

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Crazy busy – Overstretched, overbooked and about to snap (Book review) – Dealing with stress

Posted on: October 30, 2009

Dealing with stress? I first read this excellent book offering strategies for handling a fast paced life and dealing with stress by Dr Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist, in December 2007. But many of the ideas (e.g. screen sucking, gigaguilt) have remained so vibrant to me as I have witnessed, amongst my clients and colleagues, a […]

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