Book Review: Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling

I am often asked which books I recommend on mediation even though there are plenty of good books around on the subject. Those of my friend Clive Lewis OBE – who has written 14 books including “How to Master Workplace and Employment Mediation” (Bloomsbury, 2015) and ”Difficult Conversations - 10 Read More

2020-10-19T10:08:29+01:00October 19, 2020|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Book review: “Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein

“Range – How generalists triumph in a specialized world” by David Epstein – provided both great comfort and sparked inspiration on a number of people development initiatives. If you, like me, have sometimes worried that your multiple professions and experiences in numerous industries left you vulnerable to the appeal of Read More

2020-08-03T09:21:17+01:00August 3, 2020|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Book launch: Essential soft skills for lawyers – some research findings

Between August 2019 and March 2020 I analysed a huge amount of information and research relating to the importance of soft skills within the UK legal profession. I also interviewed over 20 people from large and small law firms – lawyers and learning & development professionals – as well as Read More

Delegation for leaders

Delegation is a frequent topic of conversation with my clients - Whether it’s for freeing up the time of leaders, empowering new leaders, developing teams or working more efficiently/profitably. Traditional pyramid structures in professional service firms require that a senior person builds a team of junior people in order to Read More

2017-08-11T11:01:33+01:00August 11, 2017|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Property|

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

These topics – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – form a major part of the creativity and innovation workshops that I run (for details of public courses see here http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx). There are many other blogs on creativity (see, for example: http://kimtasso.com/the-psychology-of-creativity/ and http://kimtasso.com/creative-competencies/). In this blog, I explore critical thinking Read More

2016-12-20T16:23:15+00:00December 20, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|