Many years ago I spent many happy hours laying naked with Mark Lloydbottom. But no, it’s not what you think...explains Steve Pipe.
You see, I wasn’t actually with Mark at the time. Instead I was laying in the bath listening to his superb practice development audio programmes (back in the days when they were still on audio cassette). They taught me an enormous amount.
So when Mark, the father of practice management in the UK, told me he had written a new book drawing together the key lessons from a lifetime of studying success in the profession, I was excited. And now I have read it, I am not disappointed.
It’s called “Deeper”, and is not really a book. In fact it is so much more than that, since it includes a 250-page workbook, a three-part audio CD set and lots of other goodies.
I haven’t listened to all the CDs yet (there haven’t been enough bathtimes!) But the ones I have listened to feature Mark explaining, and adding extra insights to, the key themes in each chapter of the book. And that makes it really useful if you, like me, prefer to learn while travelling or commuting.
The book itself is divided into two sections
In the first 140 pages...