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 https://www.thehrdirector.com/book-reviews/better-business-relationships/ 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|

Recruitment and succession of surveyors – Human resources management for property partnerships

At two recent MBL training courses on “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/ - one in London and the other in Birmingham – there was much discussion about human resources management (HRM) issues. Recruitment and succession of surveyors appears to be a common challenge when it comes to Read More

2016-12-12T16:37:58+00:00December 12, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

Change management and creativity – Why a third adapt more easily

Successful professional service firms are those that have great leaders who can help their people anticipate and adapt to change quickly. So an article by Nick Tasler (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/strategic-thinking/201606/why-1-in-3-people-adapt-change-more-successfully) explaining why one in three adapt to change more easily caught my eye. The article refers to work by psychologist Salvatore Maddi Read More

2019-08-01T11:13:31+01:00July 15, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Psychology and business communication: An introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)

Psychology offers a lot of tools to improve business communication. Psychology and business communication are frequent themes in my training courses for professionals. As well as topics such as personality, cognitive styles, emotional intelligence and NLP, I provide an introduction to Transactional Analysis in a number of my communication and Read More

2020-07-29T10:55:49+01:00January 9, 2015|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|