Leadership skills

Change Management – Ted Lasso leadership lessons, emotions and coaching skills

Managing partners, heads of transformation and functional leaders joined a MBL “Tackling change management – a workshop for professional practices” full day workshop in London last week. It was great that law firms, accountancy firms and surveying firms were represented – as the challenges are similar. It was an intense Read More

2024-05-03T11:52:35+01:00May 3, 2024|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

What do you do when your boss is a micro-managing control freak?

Sadly, this topic still comes up occasionally during training workshops. Many people have suffered at the hands of a line manager who wants to know in detail what is happening and to control everything. It can be frustrating and disempowering. But there are potentially several reasons for this behaviour – Read More

2024-03-04T11:38:15+00:00March 4, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Learning & Development Update: Lean Learning and learning trends

The role of learning and development (L&D) becomes more critical as firms try to ensure that their people are equipped with the latest skills to be agile enough to adapt to the fast-changing work environment. Learning & Development is often a key tool in employee retention. For those involved in Read More

2023-10-10T14:34:28+01:00October 10, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Statistics and trends|

Conversation skills book review 3: Conversational intelligence – How great leaders build trust and get extraordinary results by Judith E Glaser (2014)

I’m often asked to provide training in conversation skills. Whether it’s for confident or commercial conversations as part of the networking skills toolkit or part of a relationship building or sales conversations. I often wonder whether the perceived conversation skills gap was caused by the imposed isolation during the Covid Read More

2023-05-22T15:35:30+01:00May 22, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Research update on the most in-demand soft skills

Following my past research (some of which was published in my 2020 book Essential soft skills for lawyers (kimtasso.com)) I keep an eye out for the latest information relating to the soft skills (particularly leadership skills) most in demand and how these relate to the professional services sector. So here Read More

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