Strategic thinking – It’s a jungle out there

Posted on: February 23, 2021 Strategic thinking – It’s a jungle out there

On 17 February I had the pleasure of facilitating a sold-out workshop on “Being more strategic” for the PM Forum. There were delegates from large and small law firms, patent attorneys, accountants, actuaries and management consultants. This is a summary of the session which I promised I’d share with the delegates to add to their […]

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Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

Posted on: January 14, 2021 Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

I regularly scan for research reports that can be used by professional service firms (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) when conducting their business analysis and business, financial and marketing planning. I share summaries of key reports to assist firms with their planning. The MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020 (8th) covers 2019 so no doubt there […]

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Selling Basics – Detectives and DMUs (Video) and recommended books on selling

Posted on: October 30, 2020

Todays’ short (eight minute) video covers some core ideas in business-to-business (B2B) sales. It considers the need to undertake research before approaching a prospective client and how the research continues when you first make contact. The idea is to “be more detective” to learn about your prospect. It then explores the idea of the Decision-Making […]

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Top picks from KAM training workshops (October 2020)

Posted on: October 20, 2020 Top picks from KAM training workshops (October 2020)

At last week’s “Towards KAM and ABM – helping fee-earners with relationship management” workshop (presented digitally through the PM Forum)  we covered a lot of content in a short amount of time. This post covers the top picks from KAM training workshops – as it includes feedback from a previous KAM workshop to show how […]

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Digital and soft skills – Microsoft on skills needed for an inclusive economy

Posted on: September 14, 2020

As today is the start of Microsoft’s Digital Skills Week (14th-18th September 2020) I joined a short digital event this morning (with speakers also from Catch 22 and LinkedIn) on skills for an inclusive economy. It was interesting to hear the latest research and trends on the digital and soft skills required for the future […]

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