Trust for better business relationships

Trust for better business relationships Posted on: February 16, 2018

I recently presented a masterclass for some lawyers on the topic of trust for better business relationships. Here are the highlights: What is trust? Trust is a belief. It refers to ideas concerning risk, power and dependency. It is a means of reducing uncertainty so that an effective relationship may develop and we feel able […]

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Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Internal communication Posted on: February 9, 2018

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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Leadership: Emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings

Leadership: Emotional contagion Posted on: January 12, 2018

At the end of last year I ran a half day training session on management and leadership for marketing and business development professionals. Some key topics of interest were emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings: Emotional contagion Those around us are affected by our emotions. This means that if we express dismay, worry, frustration […]

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Key Account Management KAM in a nutshell

Key Account Management KAM Posted on: December 19, 2017

I was delighted to address the Professional Marketing Forum Scotland members last week in Edinburgh. The topic they choose was Key Account Management KAM in a nutshell – so I presented information on “text book” theories as well as lots of stories from my experiences on the “front line” of KAM strategy and development in […]

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Future marketing manager – Perception, Motivation and Planning (Oct 2017)

Oyster - Future Marketing Manager Posted on: October 20, 2017

At the recent Future Marketing Manager http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we covered the usual wide range of topics. However, the three themes that involved the most discussion were perception, motivation and planning.  Perception Perception is “the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted”. There was recognition that how marketing and business development in the professions is […]

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