Book Review: “The small big – small changes that spark big influence” by Steve J Martin, Noah J Goldstein and Robert B Cialdini (persuasion science)

Posted on: November 20, 2014

As a psychologist and a salesperson I was blown away when I first read Cialdini’s great book on the psychology of persuasion (was that really over 10 years ago?). There’s a summary of the six principles below. His work features in many of my influence, persuasive writing and buy-in training workshops. I had already booked […]

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Seven takeaways from a coaching skills course (2014)

Posted on: November 5, 2014

I led the PM Forum’s “Developing your coaching skills” course this morning at the fabulous offices (with amazing riverside views) of Fieldfisher (thank you again for hosting!). I first presented a version of this course back in 2008 and it was really good to have one delegate return for a refresher – she reported […]

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Leadership masterclass by Luan de Burgh

Posted on: October 15, 2014

It’s rare that you get to witness a master in the art of presentation but this was the reward for the hardy members of the PM Forum who ventured to the offices of PWC at More London Riverside on a rather rainy Wednesday evening to hear “Breaking through to the next level of leadership”. It […]

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Creativity 7 – Creativity and good and bad stress

Posted on: October 9, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs on problem solving, creative thinking and creativity to support a number of my public and in-house training courses on the subject with regards to strategy, marketing campaigns and business development. Please let me know ( if you would like further details of half and full day workshops or […]

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Book review: “Leadership transformed – how ordinary managers become extraordinary leaders” by Dr Peter Fuda

Posted on: August 5, 2014

I read this book a while ago but have mentioned it to several people (leaders) recently during coaching programmes so thought I’d write a short review to encourage them to read it. The book, which is based doctoral research using 360 degree feedback (Leadership/Impact instrument – a registered trademark of Human Synergistics International developed by […]

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