Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons Posted on: October 19, 2018

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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Better Business Relationships – Book launch

Better Business Relationships Book Launch Bloomsbury October 2018 Posted on: October 11, 2018

I wanted to thank all of those who were kind enough to join me at The Brand Exchange   in the City of London for the official launch of my fifth book “Better Business Relationships – Insights from psychology and management for working in a digital world”. It was an eclectic group of guests which happily […]

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Book review: Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant

Reinforcements - why asking for help is difficult Posted on: October 3, 2018

The original (shorter) review of Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant was published in the October edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Reinforcement can mean a) enlisting extra help and b) a process to establish a particular behaviour using reward. Cleverly, this short book addresses both. It’s stuffed with interesting […]

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10 takeaways from a workshop on buy-in (Guildford, 2018)

Workshop on buy-in Posted on: September 13, 2018

Thanks to Stevens Bolton https://www.stevens-bolton.com/ for hosting a Professional Marketing Forum workshop on buy-in Guildford http://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/guildford.aspx After a lively session including exercises, discussions and sharing ideas, the delegates selected the following top 10 takeaways: 1. Face-to-face contact A recent HBR report suggested that face-to-face requests were 34 times more likely to be accepted than those by […]

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Book review: Endorsements for Better Business Relationships

Better Business Relationships Posted on: September 12, 2018

My new book “Better Business Relationships – Insights from psychology and management for working in the digital world” (further details at https://www.kimtasso.com/publications/better-business-relationships/) will be published on 20th September. I’m humbled and deeply grateful for the following endorsements of the book: “Occasionally you come across books that are timely, utterly important and overdue. This is one […]

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