Book Review – Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Regular readers will be aware that one of my favourite books on negotiating is “Negotiation for leaders” by Simon Horton which I reviewed in 2016 . But this book: “Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss – a former FBI hostage negotiator Read More

2021-05-05T15:40:00+01:00May 5, 2021|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Selling Basics – Detectives and DMUs (Video) and recommended books on selling

Todays' short (eight minute) video covers some core ideas in business-to-business (B2B) sales. It considers the need to undertake research before approaching a prospective client and how the research continues when you first make contact. The idea is to "be more detective" to learn about your prospect. It then explores Read More

2021-03-31T15:32:49+01:00October 30, 2020|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Relationship Management, Selling|

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|

Soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks (Video)

I have produced a 10 minute video on soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks. This includes an overview of John Whitmore’s GROW model, the OCM’s SMILE model and the compassionate coaching movement’s Intentional Change Theory (ICT). The video also considers the range of soft skills needed for effective Read More

2021-03-31T15:51:21+01:00June 1, 2020|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme

This book “The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy” by Greg Orme (London Business School, founder of the Centre for Creative Business and with clients including Accenture, EY and Arcadia) is both fascinating and inspiring. Most of us (lawyers, accountants, surveyors or Read More