Team management issues – Managing up, boundaries and broken relationships

Posted on: February 4, 2019 Team management issues – Managing up, boundaries and broken relationships

At the December 2018 presentation of a delegation, coaching and team management training workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) delegates were particularly interested in the following team management issues – managing up, boundaries and broken relationships. Managing up Managing up is “Understanding your boss’s position and requirements and making yourself known as a stellar employee by exceeding his or […]

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Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners

Posted on: January 11, 2019

At the end of 2018 I was invited to facilitate a Managing Partners’ Forum (http://www.mpfglobal.com/) breakfast roundtable titled: Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners. There were managing partners of law, accountancy and management consulting firms present – and the session was chaired by Richard Thorby. Here’s a summary of the key points I […]

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Better Business Relationships has been entered into the Business Book Awards

Posted on: January 2, 2019 Better Business Relationships has been entered into the Business Book Awards

What an exciting start to the year! My latest book Better Business Relationships has been entered into the Business Book Awards (BBA). In March 2018 I was delighted to join the fantastic editorial team at Bloomsbury Business and some of its leading authors at the inaugural Business Book Awards. It was a glorious event. On […]

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

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

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 contains a huge amount of […]

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Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Posted on: October 19, 2018 Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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