Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme

Posted on: April 20, 2020 Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme

This book “The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy” by Greg Orme (London Business School, founder of the Centre for Creative Business and with clients including Accenture, EY and Arcadia) is both fascinating and inspiring. Most of us (lawyers, accountants, surveyors or marketers) worry about the potential […]

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BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

Posted on: April 8, 2020 BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

Earlier in the year, I went along to the first event of 2020 for British Council for Offices BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates. It was full at the Kent House marketing suite which was full of models of new and potential London developments. I thought his story would be helpful […]

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Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

Posted on: March 16, 2020 Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

I’ve been one of the judges on the annual Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for many years – across a number of categories. I was invited to attend the Awards dinner (again at the Marriot Grosvenor Square) to celebrate with the short-listed firms across three themes – Client, Community and Business. I thought I’d highlight some […]

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Why do you need a business plan?

Posted on: March 2, 2020 Why do you need a business plan?

Many of the clients I work with in the legal, accountancy, property and other sectors are relatively small but fast-growing businesses with up to 30 owner-managers. It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t include all of the right […]

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12 thoughts on delegation, coaching and team management (2019)

Posted on: January 22, 2020 12 thoughts on delegation, coaching and team management (2019)

At a recent Professional Marketing workshop on “Delegation, coaching and team management”  I asked delegates from a variety of roles and professional service firms to provide their one-word summary of the themes explored during the day. Here are their 12 thoughts on delegation, coaching and team management: 1. Be adaptive Having explored various models of […]

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