Trust for better business relationships

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

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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Leadership: Emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings

Posted on: January 12, 2018 Leadership: Emotional contagion

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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Encouraging solicitors to sell – Aligning cross-selling with professional conduct rules

Posted on: December 4, 2017 solicitors to sell

At a recent change management training session – where the topic of changing attitudes and corporate culture was discussed at length – we talked about the challenge of encouraging solicitors to sell. And in overcoming their resistance to selling and cross-selling. When it comes to persuasion, it’s important to align a new belief or behaviour […]

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Change management – Millennials, metaphors and resistance

Posted on: October 10, 2017 Change management themes

These three themes – Millennials, metaphors and resistance – arose during the most recent MBL change management for professional service firms training course https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 Millennials and change management One of the key topics of conversation was that the younger generation have a different outlook and approach which can prove challenging to management. The focus for […]

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Selling legal services with storytelling

Posted on: September 27, 2017 selling legal services with storytelling

I recently ran some workshops for lawyers on selling legal services with storytelling. It was to help them to appreciate the value of a more personal and emotional narrative in conversations with clients – whether in the written or spoken word. It is uncomfortable pushing information out to people – much better to pull in […]

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