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Assertiveness, confidence and impact – we’re all in the same (stressed) boat

For once, delegates from accountancy practices outnumbered those from law, consultancy, property and actuarial firms at the PM Forum’s training workshop on “Impact, Assertiveness and Effectiveness”. As well as English, Scottish and Irish delegates, we welcomed a delegate from Brussels. One delegate was a former lawyer and another joined us Read More

2024-05-07T13:17:03+01:00May 7, 2024|Kim's Blog, Marketing|

Two 2023 financial benchmarks for law firms: The Law Society/Hazelwoods and the Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM)/Crowe

I regularly review and summarise benchmark reports for law, accountancy, property and consultancy businesses. So here are two 2023 benchmarks for law firms: The Law Society/Hazelwoods and the Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM)/Crowe. It’s interesting to compare the results from the two benchmarks. The Law Society and Hazelwoods Read More

2023-04-05T12:21:41+01:00April 5, 2023|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Statistics and trends|

Manage and grow your private client practice – Recruitment, Performance, Segmentation and ROI (February 2023)

This post summarises some of the key themes emerging from the recent online MBL “How to manage and grow your private client practice” full day session  . It is intended to supplement the learning resources for delegates provided on the day – delegate aims, poll results and takeaways are shown Read More

2023-02-28T14:17:44+00:00February 28, 2023|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Strategy|

Be more strategic – PESTLE, Positioning and Plans

At the “Being more strategic” PM Forum workshop a week or so ago, half of the delegates were in management roles. Many were attached to specific practice groups and some had firm-wide roles. This post picks up on some of the emerging themes and shares the delegate polls as an Read More

2022-12-22T15:49:06+00:00December 22, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Statistics and trends, Strategy|

Avoid the revolving door – Recruiting and retaining marketing and business development professionals in PSFs

The Great Resignation arrived somewhat early in the marketing and business development (M&BD) teams of professional services firms (PSF) after Covid. There was a dizzying whirl of junior and senior professionals moving firms – some pushed by the behaviour of firms during lockdown and others pulled to the attractions of Read More

2023-03-28T09:11:48+01:00August 18, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing|
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