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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Client Experience Management CEM – Lessons from John Lewis and other consumer services (Law Society Law Management Conference 2017)

Posted on: April 25, 2017 Client Experience Management (CEM)

I recently attended The Law Society’s Law Management Section conference (#LMSConf2017 https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ClientApps/Silverbear.Web.EDMS/public/default.aspx?tabId=37&id=1428&orgId=1&guid=1155d437-8a7a-467d-87cf-2c38cfd6fbe3) There were lots of excellent presentations and this blog (one of three about the event) summarises the information relating to Client Experience Management (CEM) and what we can learn for professional services marketing. Andrew McMillan (@EngagingService) was formerly head of customer services at […]

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Growing a surveyors’ practice – Five golden rules? (February 2017)

Posted on: April 18, 2017 Growing a surveyors' practice

In February I presented another of the successful MBL training courses “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” in Dublin, Ireland. It was interesting that the majority of the themes and issues raised during these sessions in the UK were raised at the session – despite the rather different economic and political environment. At the […]

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Future Marketing Manager – Brands, plans, teams, curiosity and creativity (April 2017)

Posted on: April 6, 2017 Future marketing manager

Lewis Silkin solicitors were kind enough to host the recent “Future Marketing Manager” training session (for future dates see: http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx). The marketing and business development delegates from legal, accountancy, property and recruitment businesses had a busy day. Here are their thoughts on the key lessons for a future marketing manager.  Develop your personal brand We […]

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