Review: The GC Index® – a Leadership and Board Assessment tool (organimetric)

This is a review of a new assessment tool for those who, like me, use them in coaching, leadership development, change management, Board room facilitation and succession planning. It explores The GC Index® - a Leadership and Board Assessment tool. An overview of other frequently-used assessment tools appears as an Read More

2021-04-01T16:57:53+01:00February 15, 2021|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Book review: Better Business Relationships by Carolyn Dyer, Head of HR and OD at Registers of Scotland

The following book review of Better Business Relationships by Carolyn Dyer, Head of HR and OD (Interim) at Registers of Scotland (Scotland’s land and property registers) appeared on theHRDirector (HRD) web site in in February 2019. “This book by Kim Tasso is a ‘must-have’ for any forward-thinking Human Resources Read More

2019-03-08T12:55:00+00:00March 8, 2019|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Read More

2021-04-03T16:27:30+01:00March 30, 2018|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|

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|

Presentation skills – Preparing the content and delivery

Whether part of sales or pitching training or for standalone presentations for seminars and conferences I conduct many in-house training sessions on presentation skills. Yesterday, I delivered a training session on pitching for the PM Forum (  and there was a request for general presentation skills guidance during that course. Read More

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