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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Leadership: Lessons from Star Trek and Neuroscience

Posted on: June 20, 2012

Two recent but very different articles on leadership attracted my attention. Star Trek Forbes published “Five leadership lessons from James T Kirk” in May http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/05/five-leadership-lessons-from-james-t-kirk/. It’s a neat way to get across some key messages – with evidence from the Enterprise’s caption: Never stop learning Be a “walking stack of books” the more knowledge you […]

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Book review “Conversational riffs- creating meaning out of conflict” by Neil Denny (Conflict management)

Posted on: April 1, 2012

Psychologists say that successful relationships have the following elements: A safe place from which to explore Repair after rupture Communication Neil’s book on conflict management offers some great insights and help primarily in the second and third categories and he draws on a number of psychological mainstays to support this suggestions. His constant assertion to […]

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Recruiting a new marketing or business development person?

Posted on: March 8, 2012

A couple of my clients are on the look-out for candidates in both new and existing posts and at senior and junior levels. Here are some pointers on ensuring that your recruitment process goes smoothly and that you make the right choice: Business aims? It should go without saying that there should already be a clear […]

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Six top tips for improving personal impact

Posted on: February 5, 2012

Last week I joined a web cast presented by an excellent HR consultant that I have worked with in the property sector – Alyson Pellowe (www.pvhr.com @alysonpellowe) where consultant Ian Crocker talked about personal impact. This is a topic about on which I write, train and coach a fair amount so I was interested to hear […]

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