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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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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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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Presentation skills – Preparing the content and delivery

Posted on: May 19, 2017 Presentation skills Pitch presentations

Whether part of sales or pitching training or for standalone presentations for seminars and conferences I conduct many in-house training sessions on presentation skills. Yesterday, I delivered a training session on pitching for the PM Forum (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx)  and there was a request for general presentation skills guidance during that course. So this post summarises the […]

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