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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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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Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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Change management and creativity – Why a third adapt more easily

Posted on: July 15, 2016 Change management and the adaptive third

Successful professional service firms are those that have great leaders who can help their people anticipate and adapt to change quickly. So an article by Nick Tasler (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/strategic-thinking/201606/why-1-in-3-people-adapt-change-more-successfully) explaining why one in three adapt to change more easily caught my eye. The article refers to work by psychologist Salvatore Maddi at the University of Chicago […]

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Employee Benefits in law firms – All about the money rather than well-being?

Posted on: August 20, 2015

I recently did some work on The Lawyer’s employee workplace benefits research into 70 law firms that resulted in articles in both The Lawyer http://www.thelawyer.com/ (15 June 2015) and Employee Benefits http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/ (July/August 2015) magazines. The overall findings were that there was less flexibility and innovation in employee benefits in law firms than might be […]

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