Psychology

Book review: You’re not listening – What you’re missing and why it matters by Kate Murphy

Active listening is a core communication skill that is fundamental for creating and developing relationships. Yet listening doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as other communication skills such as speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating. Effective listening is critical for so many activities such as learning, leading, client service, consulting, coaching, Read More

2024-06-07T08:15:32+01:00June 7, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Negotiating skills – Balancing task and relationship

I thought I’d share a few key ideas from some recent workshops on negotiation skills. Sometimes I am training business support professionals, but on occasions I am asked to work with legal professionals who typically are known for their excellent negotiation skills. I use the model of balancing task and Read More

2024-04-16T12:10:34+01:00April 16, 2024|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Book Review: The Tools – Five life-changing techniques to unlock your potential by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

I wasn’t a huge fan of the uncomfortable Netflix documentary featuring Phil Stutz and Jonah Hill (who says the therapy changed his life): Jonah Hill’s Therapist Documentary: The Tools from ‘Stutz’ - Netflix Tudum. But I was intrigued by the calm, wise words of this veteran psychiatrist and his down-to-earth Read More

2024-04-09T08:41:47+01:00April 9, 2024|Kim's Blog, Relationship Management|

Personal transitions: Retiring from a senior leadership role – the other side of succession

Former leaders have valuable lessons to share. Although by the time they have reflected, they have left the firm and it’s sometimes too late to pass on that those hard-won insights to the next generation of leaders. So this is the first in a series on lessons from former leaders. Read More

2024-04-03T14:24:50+01:00April 2, 2024|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|
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