Book review – Making sense of change management: A complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organisational change by Esther Cameron and Mike Green

I’ve reviewed many books on change management (see the related blogs list below) but this one is a sure-fire winner if it’s a major area of interest to you. There are 450 pages of counselling, occupational psychology, consulting, organisational development, leadership and change management theories and tools – it’s a Read More

2017-01-15T17:33:40+00:00January 15, 2017|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Strategy|

Book review: TED Talks – The official TED guide to public speaking by Chris Anderson (Presentation skills)

TED’s mission is to nurture the spread of powerful ideas. Anyone who has seen a TED talk knows that they are expert, entertaining, often emotional and always compelling. And never more than 18 minutes. So while many business presentations might not be suitable for the full TED treatment, there must Read More

2016-10-25T17:52:23+01:00October 25, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Selling|

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Comparing systems for lawyers and marketers

Earlier this year I attended a seminar about the changes to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Competence system for solicitors. It was interesting to compare it to the new system for marketers. “Sharpening the Saw”, listed in Stephen R Covey’s “Seven Habits of Successful People” means preserving and Read More

2016-08-22T17:04:13+01:00August 22, 2016|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing|

Being more strategic – Six insights (Bias, Data, Complexity, Tolerance, Journey, Skills)

Earlier this week, Norton Rose kindly hosted another presentation of the PM Forum’s “Being more strategic” training session where 18 delegates from solicitors, barristers, accountancy, actuarial and property firms attended. As always, at the end I asked which topics resonated most with the delegates and these were the main insights: Read More

12 tips from a coaching and mentoring skills course (2015)

A dozen directors and managers from professional service firms joined me on the PM Forum’s “Developing your coaching and mentoring skills” experiential training session this week. http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/  It was a great day – and we particularly enjoyed the role plays of coaching sessions with team members and fee-earners which provided Read More

2015-12-11T15:43:49+00:00December 10, 2015|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills|
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