Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in Read More

By |2019-02-18T10:16:18+00:00February 18, 2019|

Leading a surveyors’ practice – Eight insights into leadership in property

At the recent Leeds presentation of the “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” training workshop we discussed leading a surveyor’s practice - leadership in property. Some of the leadership models discussed were considered helpful. We tackled a number of common issues when leading a surveyors’ practice and these are Read More

By |2016-07-20T09:57:53+01:00July 20, 2016|

Law Society legal market research 2016 – The future of legal services

This legal market research report was published in January and is a cracking example of comprehensive SLEPT (or PEST) and market attractiveness analyses that will be valuable to any law firm strategic planning process. It’s a whopping 64 pages and it’s worth its weight in gold. It identifies five clusters Read More

By |2016-04-01T10:20:01+01:00April 1, 2016|

Where do I start? Business Development for Lawyers (MBL Private Client Training July 2015)

At a recent MBL seminar on “Developing and sustaining your private client practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline?progid=5747&AddSeminarToBasket=1026988 a delegate said that while she found the day really good, she had so many ideas that she didn’t know where to start. So this blog post is for her. 1. Understand the numbers Make friends Read More

By |2015-07-21T11:15:01+01:00July 21, 2015|

Be more strategic – creating behaviour change

At the PM Forum’s “Being more strategic” course http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ last week we covered a lot of ground. During the day we explored techniques for: thinking strategically, strategic processes, developing business strategy and strategic marketing. The feedback (see below) was fantastic. When I asked delegates on what topic they would most Read More

By |2015-07-06T12:18:57+01:00July 6, 2015|
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