Digital and soft skills – Microsoft on skills needed for an inclusive economy

Posted on: September 14, 2020

As today is the start of Microsoft’s Digital Skills Week (14th-18th September 2020) I joined a short digital event this morning (with speakers also from Catch 22 and LinkedIn) on skills for an inclusive economy. It was interesting to hear the latest research and trends on the digital and soft skills required for the future […]

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Emerging marketing and business development roles – taking responsibility for future-proofing your career

Posted on: September 2, 2020 Emerging marketing and business development roles – taking responsibility for future-proofing your career

At the start of 2020, I talked to Totum Partners – specialists in the recruitment of professional service marketers. A version of this article appeared in the February 2020 edition of Professional Marketing Magazine. Marketing and professional services are changing fast – and technology even faster. I was keen to learn what new roles and […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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

Posted on: April 20, 2020 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 marketers) worry about the potential […]

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