Women in business: Can you have it all? – Nicola Horlick speaks

Posted on: March 24, 2010

Last week I went along to the Open University Annual Lecture at which Nicola Horlick spoke on the topic of “Can you have it all?” I’m always interested in different perspectives on women in business. I actually bumped into her as I left the ladies loo in the beautiful wood panelled area of the Crypt […]

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Productivity – Inputs vs outputs

Posted on: February 6, 2010

Long ago a senior management consultant for whom I had great respect admonished me for working long hours and stressed the importance of focusing on the outputs rather than the inputs. At the time I was rather indignant – he was advocating that we should not be hung up about what time people start or […]

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Marketing is dead, long live selling?

Posted on: August 10, 2009

Last week, I had a good chat with a guy who was one of the first people to be appointed as a “salesperson” at a professional service firm several years ago – as part of my research for an article on business development careers in the professions. I explained that I see the business development […]

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Future Marketing Manager – Books, influence and careers

Posted on: June 29, 2009

Last Friday, I led one of the PM Forum’s popular Future marketing manager courses with delegates from firms such as Allen & Overy, Birketts, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Grant Thornton, Martineau, Wragge & Co and Conyers Dill & Pearman. Although there are many book references in the slides and other handouts, I promised the delegates that […]

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Lawyers move from the dark side into marketing

Posted on: February 16, 2009

Whilst drafting an article on the future challenges for those with marketing careers in the legal profession for Legal Marketing magazine, I pondered on the trend of qualified and experienced lawyers moving into marketing careers. Many years ago it was suggested as an alternative career to returning female lawyers who did not want to try […]

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