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

Posted on: July 6, 2020 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 psychologists and technologists operating in […]

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Change management: Building Resilience – Regulation, Reframing, Relationships and Reflection (Video)

Posted on: May 17, 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As we are all experiencing tremendous strain and stress with the Coronavirus impacting on every aspect of our work and homes lives, I thought I’d share some ideas about resilience. So here’s a 10 minute video looking at four tools to help you become more resilient: Building Resilience – Regulation, […]

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Better Business Relationships – New book in the pipeline

Posted on: March 15, 2018 Better Business Relationships

Business success is reliant on being able to get on with people. Relationships with your internal colleagues and external clients and referrers are the foundation of business success in just about every job function and industry. My new book on Better Business Relationships is now in the pipeline. The ability to communicate with, encourage, influence, […]

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Change management and creativity – Why a third adapt more easily

Posted on: July 15, 2016 Change management and the adaptive third

Successful professional service firms are those that have great leaders who can help their people anticipate and adapt to change quickly. So an article by Nick Tasler (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/strategic-thinking/201606/why-1-in-3-people-adapt-change-more-successfully) explaining why one in three adapt to change more easily caught my eye. The article refers to work by psychologist Salvatore Maddi at the University of Chicago […]

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Future Marketing Managers need some Finnish “Sisu” or Japanese “Ganbaru” for success

Posted on: April 20, 2015

At the Professional Marketing Forum training session for Future Marketing Managers http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ last week I talked about the Finnish quality of “Sisu”. There isn’t a direct translation in English of this special quality which is part of the Finnish national identity – the closest words are stoic determination, bravery, resilience, perseverance and hardiness. The official descriptions […]

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