Organisational culture

Dealing with “difficult” people – Nine strategies for dealing with arrogance

I was surprised that at two recent workshops, delegates indicated that the attitudes and/or behaviours that they least like dealing with was arrogance. More so than anger, aggression and sadness. During another training scenario, I noticed that people acting in a superior way evoked similarly strong negative reactions. So this Read More

2021-06-01T15:39:59+01:00June 1, 2021|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Reviewing books by legal and accounting clients – “Covid-19, residential property, equity release and enfranchisement” by Paul Sams and Louise Uphill and “Agile in Business – A guide for Company Leadership” by Robert Morley

I review a lot of books by people I don’t know. So it’s gratifying to read books by people I do know – and who also happen to be clients. Paul Sams and Louise Uphill at Dutton Gregory solicitors  on the impact of Covid-19 on residential property, equity release and Read More

2021-05-10T09:37:42+01:00May 10, 2021|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Property|

Storytelling book reviews: The Story Advantage by LJ Bloom and The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

I’ve done lots of training and workshops on storytelling (see this 2017 summary of ideas on selling legal services with storytelling ). Often as part of persuasive writing sessions. The image below shows you some of the tools I use in my storytelling workshops. Most people know that research shows Read More

2023-10-19T16:39:53+01:00March 18, 2021|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management, Selling|

Six themes on cross-selling and referrer management workshop highlights (2020)

Yesterday I facilitated an interactive workshop through the Professional Marketing Forum  on cross-selling and referrer management. I promised the delegates – representing a range of legal and accountancy practices – that I would summarise and share the key points arising from the session and the six themes to supplement their Read More

Book review: Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life by James Kerr (Leadership, culture, values and change management)

One of my property clients gave me a copy of this book to support a partner away day I was leading on authenticity, values and leadership. It’s a quick but interesting read so I thought – especially as I am proud Twickenham resident and a rugby fan - I’d provide Read More

2021-04-01T17:47:26+01:00January 10, 2020|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Strategy|
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