Recent Personal Development

  • Amanda Potter
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    Intelligence gathering

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) can be a leader’s greatest asset, or if ignored, their greatest risk. Dr Amanda Potter looks at why EQ matters in the workplace, and how you can develop yours

  • Kiran Purewal
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    In balance

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Supporting work-life balance in your firm can help you attract and retain the best people and create an inclusive and high-performing workplace. Kiran Purewal offers her top tips 

  • John Niland
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    Worthy cause

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In the second of his series on self-worth, John Niland looks at how law firm partners and managers can develop self-worth in others, and the benefits this can bring to your business

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    Worth your while

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series on self-worth, John Niland explains what it is, why it is essential to your success and happiness, and how to cultivate it through a few simple exercises

  • Dr Zara Whysall
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    Impaired vision

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Unconscious bias in a business can impair good decision-making. Dr Zara Whysall looks at its impact on decisions about appointing and promoting leaders, and how law firms can minimise unconscious biases

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    Broader horizons

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Are you considering retirement, or just feeling dissatisfied with a career only as a solicitor, and thinking about exploring other opportunities? Rachel Brushfield looks at some of the different career options open to senior solicitors

  • Suzie Stanley
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    Hearts and minds

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Lawyers have traditionally been taught to be sceptical of emotions. Studies have shown that they score highly in intelligence but below average in emotional intelligence. Suzie Stanley explains the benefits of emotional intelligence and how to develop it in yourself

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    Writing wrongs

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Daphne Perry offers some simple writing techniques to improve client service and business returns, looking at probate cases as an example

  • Vanessa Ugatti
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    Worth every penny

    2018-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Lawyers are not good at charging their true worth. They take their expertise for granted. They go out of their way to deliver for clients. But if you charge your true worth, you will generate more income without having to get more clients. Vanessa Ugatti explains

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    Follow my lead

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    As a law firm manager and leader, you need to ask yourself one key question: why should your team follow you? Mike Scott provides some top tips for earning the respect of your people and being an effective leader

  • fiona westwood
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    Judgement call

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Professional judgement is an essential part of the practice of the law, but it is now even more essential, given the proposal to make it a regulatory requirement. Fiona Westwood looks at what it is, and how to develop and how to foster it in your firm

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    Upwards and onwards

    2017-07-04T00:00:00Z

    Much is written about influencing others, but usually in relation to our team members, clients or peers. Less is written about influencing up: an essential skill for our own career development. Mike Scott outlines four simple tips

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    A friend in need

    2017-04-11T00:00:00Z

    A ‘critical friend’, though little used in law firms, can help professionals and organisations maintain a continuous cycle of improvement. Martin Griffiths explains how the approach works and how to bring a critical friend into your business