Soft skills revisited – with a leadership perspective

This article "Soft skills revisited - with a leadership perspective" has just been published on Lexology. Back in July 2020 I shared some research insights from my book “Essential Soft Skills for Lawyers” which generated significant interest - not least from the associated nine-minute video explaining “soft” skills featuring the Read More

2022-11-08T14:49:16+00:00November 8, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

20 insights on change management processes and communication

I facilitated an inhouse change management workshop for a law firm recently. We looked at change management through the lens of both individual and organisational change. And we used two of their planned change projects to consider the issues and to test out and apply the various techniques. At the Read More

2022-11-02T16:58:13+00:00November 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Strategy|

Hooks, Headlines and Hard-Wired Words: 11 ideas for better writing

From the offices of our hosts (Thank you firm Boodle Hatfield!) we looked out at the iconic building (nicknames including The Vase, The Boomerang and The Beer Gut). Marketers from law, accountancy, engineering and property firms joined a PM Forum workshop to share ideas on how to improve our writing. Read More

2022-10-17T11:51:30+01:00October 17, 2022|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Marketing, Selling|

Book review – Great networking by Alisa Grafton

To support delegates on networking training sessions, I like to review (and recommend if appropriate - see the list below) the latest books on the topic. This book was published in 2022 (so it’s post-Covid) and is subtitled “The art and practice of building authentic professional relationships”. The author is Read More

Ten top takeaways on stakeholder engagement and buy in

At this week's “Buy in, Engagement and stakeholder management” workshop with PM Forum  delegates from legal and accountancy firms across the UK identified their ten top takeaways on stakeholder engagement and buy in. Build your credibility What is required for credibility? There are numerous elements including: qualifications, experience, knowledge (of Read More

2022-04-29T11:58:06+01:00April 29, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management|
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