RIP Thomas Cook’s Business

Thomas Cook, the business, (1841 to 2019) is yet another example of a consistent number of bad business skills (forget greed) – bad leadership skills, bad management skills, bad decision making skills, bad communication skills, bad problem solving skills, bad listening skills, bad time management skills, bad negotiation skills, bad meeting skills, bad critical thinking […]

8 Quick Tips for training your staff on a Budget.

In line with the Government's end of year Budget, and knowing that training (and marketing) budgets are the first to be reduced when financial decisions are being made, here are my 8 Quick Tips for saving money and training your staff on a Budget. Before you spend any of your training budget, carry out an [...]

Got a problem? Just focus on finding the solution

TOO many Ceo's approach difficult problems with either or thinking: The answer is right or wrong, good or bad, win or lose. To cultivate a nuanced perspective, challenge your understanding of the problem. Ask yourself, “What am I not seeing here?” and “What else might be true?” Don’t seek out answers that just confirm what [...]

Events Management…..the good, the bad and The Presidents Club

Event management is a team effort but is generally tied to one individual, the team leader, final decision maker

Anger Management….because not all of us have a tiny temper

Having good anger management skills are invaluable, especially when it comes to the workplace. Nobody wants to work in an environment where people are at each other’s throats all the time, or where people are treading on eggshells because they don’t want upset a certain somebody. Yes, you will get annoyed with the people you [...]

Because you cannot drive a Fiesta like a Ferrari!

  Working Weekends - the 9 to 5 is not for the self employed Running a business takes horse power like that of a Ferrari - it takes 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 24 hours day - it cannot be run like a 9-5, open Monday to Friday with weekends off! Having [...]

Driving leadership for today’s lawyers

Being a good leader is not an easy job. Yet it is something many of us aspire to be – whether it at our jobs, at home or amongst friends. Everyone wants to be someone that can lead and commands the respect of others. Although many people are natural-born leaders, there are things that you [...]

The Art of Effective Communication for the Family Lawyer

This article was first published on the Law Society's Family Section on 13 March 2017 Jannette Brimm, training director at Skillssanctuary Ltd (formerly Skillsology Ltd), offers insight into the value of effective communication within a family law practice. Effective communication with colleagues is a valuable skillset to develop, and while it will not produce a [...]