Review: The GC Index® – a Leadership and Board Assessment tool (organimetric)

This is a review of a new assessment tool for those who, like me, use them in coaching, leadership development, change management, Board room facilitation and succession planning. It explores The GC Index® - a Leadership and Board Assessment tool. An overview of other frequently-used assessment tools appears as an Read More

By |2021-04-01T16:57:53+01:00February 15, 2021|

Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

“Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein – provided both great comfort and sparked inspiration on a number of people development initiatives. If you, like me, have sometimes worried that your multiple professions and experiences in numerous industries left you vulnerable to the appeal of Read More

By |2020-08-03T09:21:17+01:00August 3, 2020|

Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book Read More

By |2018-10-31T10:19:04+00:00October 31, 2018|

Book review: “The change catalyst – secrets to successful and sustainable business change” by Campbell MacPherson (Change Management)

I was at the Business Book Awards https://www.businessbookawards.co.uk/  in March. I saw Campbell’s humble and humorous acceptance speech when this book scooped the overall winner prize. The judges’ glowing commendations  meant that I simply had to read it. The change catalyst is indeed a great book. It's beautifully written and a Read More

By |2018-09-26T14:23:53+01:00September 26, 2018|

Lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness

I took myself along recently to Buzzacott acccountants’ “taster session” from its leadership development programme. The workshop covered four short lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness. Personal leadership brand I’ve written about personal branding before (see, for example, http://kimtasso.com/the-power-of-three-in-personal-introductions-brandme/ and http://kimtasso.com/building-personal-brand-key-person-influence-daniel-priestley/). Jan Carrington led us through some discussions Read More

By |2018-05-15T09:21:45+01:00May 15, 2018|
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