Storytelling book reviews: The Story Advantage by LJ Bloom and The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

I’ve done lots of training and workshops on storytelling (see this 2017 summary of ideas on selling legal services with storytelling ). Often as part of persuasive writing sessions. The image below shows you some of the tools I use in my storytelling workshops. Most people know that research shows Read More

By |2021-04-01T15:33:32+01:00March 18, 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|

Be more strategic – Strategy in a post-Covid19 world

I recently ran the popular “Be more strategic” session with PM Forum in a modified digital session. It seemed to go well and there was a good level of interaction with delegates who were mostly from law firms but with representatives from the accountancy and actuarial sectors. Not surprisingly, everyone Read More

By |2020-07-21T10:24:42+01:00July 21, 2020|

Book launch: Essential soft skills for lawyers – some research findings

Between August 2019 and March 2020 I analysed a huge amount of information and research relating to the importance of soft skills within the UK legal profession. I also interviewed over 20 people from large and small law firms – lawyers and learning & development professionals – as well as Read More

By |2020-07-06T15:04:47+01:00July 6, 2020|
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