The art of giving feedback

Posted on: June 18, 2018 The art of giving feedback

The art of giving feedback arises in training workshops on change management, team development, performance management, delegation and coaching. Here is a summary of the key points to bear in mind.  Feedback defined Effective feedback means “Paying attention and giving high-quality feedback from an empathic place, stepping into the other person’s shoes, appreciating his or […]

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Lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness

Posted on: May 15, 2018 Lessons in leadership - personal brand, presence, stages

I took myself along recently to Buzzacott acccountants’ “taster session” from its leadership development programme. The workshop covered four short lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness. Personal leadership brand I’ve written about personal branding before (see, for example, http://www.kimtasso.com/the-power-of-three-in-personal-introductions-brandme/ and http://www.kimtasso.com/building-personal-brand-key-person-influence-daniel-priestley/). Jan Carrington led us through some discussions to help us identify our […]

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Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Jessica fulfils all three aspects […]

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Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

Posted on: March 26, 2018 Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

We discussed strategic thinking – audits, assumptions and alignment at the recent “Being more strategic” training workshop at the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx   Fee-earners and strategy There was a discussion about why some fee-earners in professional service firms found strategic discussions and decisions difficult, for example: There are multiple owner-managers concentrating on a wide […]

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Better Business Relationships – New book in the pipeline

Posted on: March 15, 2018 Better Business Relationships

Business success is reliant on being able to get on with people. Relationships with your internal colleagues and external clients and referrers are the foundation of business success in just about every job function and industry. My new book on Better Business Relationships is now in the pipeline. The ability to communicate with, encourage, influence, […]

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