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|

Reflections from Marketing and Business Development Executives (April 2022)

Last week we had a full house at the PM Forum’s “Proactive Marketing and Business Development Executive” full day online workshop with delegates from across the UK (and one from Singapore). We covered a huge amount during the day. Reflection is a key part of learning and so here I Read More

2022-04-22T14:51:46+01:00April 12, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing|

How to facilitate groups – 2 (Herding Cats)

The majority of my clients are lawyers, accountants or surveyors – the professions. It’s said that working with the professions is like herding cats. Some of my clients – the patent attorneys and forensic scientists - also have PhDs in cutting-edge technologies. A double challenge. Professionals are usually successful, independent, Read More

2022-01-19T16:14:28+00:00January 19, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Book review – Brilliant personal effectiveness by Douglas Miller

The start of a New Year means new habits right? I have run training sessions on improving personal effectiveness for many years so it was good to find an introductory book that covers the majority of the topics. It also contains a fair amount of positive psychology (which is pretty Read More

2022-01-04T10:03:13+00:00January 4, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|
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