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

Posted on: July 6, 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 psychologists and technologists operating in […]

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Conference report: British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business

Posted on: July 23, 2019

Earlier this month I attended the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business conference in London. It was a day filled with excellent talks and fascinating insights. I have shared a few of the most interesting points here. Behavioural science Behavioural science was a big theme throughout the day – showing its increasing importance in […]

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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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Getting what you want and how to say “No” – Assertiveness skills

Posted on: March 15, 2017 Assertiveness skills - Shepherds and sheep

In many of the courses I run for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the topic of assertiveness arises. Sometimes this relates to people needing the confidence to speak up and share ideas or to challenge requests. Often it relates to finding ways to decline or modify inappropriate requests – how to say “No” effectively. But […]

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Posted on: December 20, 2016 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

These topics – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – form a major part of the creativity and innovation workshops that I run (for details of public courses see here http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx). There are many other blogs on creativity (see, for example: http://kimtasso.com/the-psychology-of-creativity/ and http://kimtasso.com/creative-competencies/). In this blog, I explore critical thinking in more detail. It’s particularly […]

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