Book review – Key Coaching Models by Stephen Gibson (and other coaching books)

Posted on: August 26, 2017 Coaching models

I am often asked for book recommendations on my coaching and mentoring courses so I thought I’d take a look at this one on coaching models. It’s stuffed full of useful models so I’d recommend it to experienced coaching practitioners. But as coaching (and counselling) skills are important in establishing a relationship I’ve included some […]

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Delegation for leaders

Posted on: August 11, 2017 Delegation for leaders

Delegation is a frequent topic of conversation with my clients – Whether it’s for freeing up the time of leaders, empowering new leaders, developing teams or working more efficiently/profitably. Traditional pyramid structures in professional service firms require that a senior person builds a team of junior people in order to achieve maximum profitability. Delegation is […]

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How do we get more women into surveying?

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Recruitment in the property sector is tough. Many property practices find their growth ambitions constrained because they can’t recruit enough of the right calibre candidates – at junior and senior levels. In some cases, this results in unseemly salary battles and a constant churn of junior, middle ranking and senior surveyors – and the resultant […]

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Legal market research – Lexis-Nexis Bellwether research report 2017 “Why independent law firms are thriving”

Posted on: June 1, 2017 Legal market research 2017

Now in its fifth year, LexisNexis Bellwether has released the first of three legal market research reports for 2017. The research, in conjunction with Linda Jones & Partners, is based on 10 qualitative interviews and quantitative research with 118 lawyers in independent law firms (75% of whom had worked at larger firms in the past) […]

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Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

Posted on: May 31, 2017 Coaching skills - the power of questions

At the most recent coaching skills course we reflected on the power of questions. In most coaching sessions, we use a simple framework of questions like John Whitmore’s GROW (Goals – Reality – Options – Will to act) to help the person reach their own conclusions about what they want and need to do. The […]

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