Today’s in-house lawyer should add value through their intellectual, technical and emotional intelligence. Do you have the first two? Almost certainly. Would you benefit from developing the third one? Most definitely. This is more important than ever, as times are tough right now. You’re working - remotely - at a furious pace against a business background that’s changing minute by minute.

Working remotely and flexibly in this new business era we have entered has its advantages and of course its drawbacks – you get to know your clients and colleagues in more (professionally) intimate ways, and yet on virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom it can be hard to speak up, to contribute meaningfully at the right time and in the right way, adding value as something more than an excellent technical lawyer.

This one-hour session looks at the core components of Social Style and Versatility, and Assertiveness:

  • Style and Versatility is a behaviourally-based model designed to help you understand and manage yourself and others, flexing your behaviours in response – which has never been more important than during this time of near-constant change and ambiguity.
  • Assertiveness is a core emotional intelligence competency, which will influence how and how much you speak up. Being assertive in the right way and at the right time will contribute to your ability to guide your business through tricky territory and tough times.

Workshop outline

  • Welcome and context: working remotely and flexibly in an uncertain world and adding value via your relationship building skills.
  • The components of Social Style: the two dimensions and how to spot them.
  • The components of Versatility: how to flex your behaviour appropriately.
  • Assertiveness: what it is, what it’s not and why it matters.
  • How to develop your assertiveness: self-regard, skills and self-awareness.
  • Action planning.

Join us for this practical session that will leave you feeling confident, energised and ready to act.

Kind regards,

The WIN Team

14 July 2020
Start time
09:00 AM
End time
10:00 AM
All countries

Nicola Denegri

Nicky is an experienced learning and development professional who joined Kissing With Confidence in April 2012, after a decade spent in the legal sector in the City of London.

With a degree in modern languages from the University of Edinburgh, she started her career in learning and development fifteen years ago, honing her skills with Scottish Equitable, Kingsley Napley, and then moving to the legal sector joining Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, where as Head of Learning & Development she led a team focused on designing and delivering strategic change and leadership development programmes.

In her career she has spent a significant amount of time dealing with development of new and aspiring leaders through both development programmes and one-to-one coaching. She has worked with hundreds of individuals, helping them navigate the choppy waters of career transition and enhance the key management and leadership skills required as they progress.


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