Six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD Executives (2019) – Careers, Communications, Difficulties, Goals, Expertise and Mind sets

Six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD Executives (2019) – Careers, Communications, Difficulties, Goals, Expertise and Mind sets Posted on: January 2, 2020

At the recent Proactive Marketing Executive workshop by PM Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx there were six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD executives – Careers, Communications, Goals, Difficulties, Expertise and Mind sets. 1. Take responsibility for your career development There was a lot of interest in career development. Some (larger) firms have competency frameworks and a clear […]

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14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019)

14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019) Posted on: December 19, 2019

I’ve combined the key delegate insights from the two most recent MBL workshops on referrer management (http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/) in London and Manchester to provide 14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management. The sessions had a fascinating and productive blend of views from senior leaders, fee-earners and business development professionals. 1. Analyse the current situation and set […]

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Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology Posted on: December 2, 2019

In October, I was invited by Richard Chaplin and Richard Thorby of the Managing Partners Forum https://www.mpfglobal.com/ to lead a discussion on “Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology” for the People, Performance and Culture group (including directors and HR professionals from leading law, architectural, property and accounting firms). This […]

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Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs

Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs Posted on: November 26, 2019

The recent workshop on “The effective marketing and BD PA/Secretary” organised by Professional Marketing Forum (https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) was attended by delegates from law firms, accountancy practices, patent attorney and design firms. Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs was a key point of discussion.  Professional services marketing is different We covered the […]

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Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole – thoughts on change management and leadership

Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole – thoughts on managing change and leadership Posted on: November 18, 2019

At the recent “Change management and leadership” workshop run by Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we experimented with different tools and techniques to help lead and manage change. But one thing that the delegates focused on was “Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole”. Let me explain our thoughts on managing change and leadership. What’s […]

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