Leadership teams: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons (Video)

Posted on: June 29, 2020

In my latest short soft skills video (9 minutes) I look at Leadership teams: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons. I briefly explore some leadership themes including task vs relationship, future vs present, leadership vs management, strategy vs operations and visionaries vs integrators. (Script) Hi. Today I’d like to talk to you about leadership. But first […]

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Better Business Relationships – The building blocks (video)

Posted on: June 11, 2020

My latest video discusses my 2018 book Better Business Relationships. It offers some practical insights to help you improve your business relationships at each stage of the DACRIE model – Diversity, Adaptation, Communication, Relationship formation, Internal Relationships and External Relationships. Better Business Relationships – The building blocks. (Script) Introduction Hi – I’m Kim Tasso And […]

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14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019)

Posted on: December 19, 2019 14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019)

I’ve combined the key delegate insights from the two most recent MBL workshops on referrer management (http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/) in London and Manchester to provide 14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management. The sessions had a fascinating and productive blend of views from senior leaders, fee-earners and business development professionals. 1. Analyse the current situation and set […]

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Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

Posted on: July 8, 2019 Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

At a recent referrer management course we talked about categorising and prioritising referrers and intermediaries according to the strength and value of the relationship. Marketing and business development teams might develop indicative programmes to show the appropriate relationship management and collaborative marketing activities depending on the stage of the relationship. Structured programmes for referrer relationships […]

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Book review: Managing key clients (securing the future of the professional services firm) by Kevin Walker, Paul Denvir and Cliff Ferguson

Posted on: June 25, 2019 Managing key clients

Whilst this is not a new book (it was published in 2006), I thought it was worth including as a review as it is one of the few books on key account management that focuses on the professional services sector. Managing key clients is also produced by the PACE partnership and many firms will be […]

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