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

2018-10-31T10:19:04+00:00October 31, 2018|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Strategy|

Better Business Relationships – Book launch

I wanted to thank all of those who were kind enough to join me at The Brand Exchange   in the City of London for the official launch of my fifth book “Better Business Relationships – Insights from psychology and management for working in a digital world”. It was an eclectic Read More

2018-10-11T16:13:00+01:00October 11, 2018|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

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

2018-05-15T09:21:45+01:00May 15, 2018|Kim's Blog|

Book review – Key Coaching Models by Stephen Gibson (and other coaching books)

I am often asked for book recommendations on my coaching and mentoring courses so I thought I’d take a look at this one on coaching models. It’s stuffed full of useful models so I’d recommend it to experienced coaching practitioners. But as coaching (and counselling) skills are important in establishing Read More

2017-08-26T16:26:11+01:00August 26, 2017|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Growing a surveyors’ practice – Five golden rules? (February 2017)

In February I presented another of the successful MBL training courses “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” in Dublin, Ireland. It was interesting that the majority of the themes and issues raised during these sessions in the UK were raised at the session – despite the rather different economic Read More

2017-04-18T14:22:22+01:00April 18, 2017|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|
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