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 It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t include all of the right […]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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Book review: Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life by James Kerr (Leadership, culture, values and change management)

Posted on: January 10, 2020 Book review: Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life by James Kerr (Leadership, culture, values and change management)

One of my property clients gave me a copy of this book to support a partner away day I was leading on authenticity, values and leadership http://kimtasso.com/leadership-authenticity-values-and-culture/. It’s a quick but interesting read so I thought – especially as I am proud Twickenham resident and a rugby fan – I’d provide a short book review: […]

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Six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD Executives (2019) – Careers, Communications, Difficulties, Goals, Expertise and Mind sets

Posted on: January 2, 2020 Six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD Executives (2019) – Careers, Communications, Difficulties, Goals, Expertise and Mind sets

At the recent Proactive Marketing Executive workshop by PM Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx there were six themes for Proactive Marketing and BD executives – Careers, Communications, Goals, Difficulties, Expertise and Mind sets. 1. Take responsibility for your career development There was a lot of interest in career development. Some (larger) firms have competency frameworks and a clear […]

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Six insights from marketing and business development assistants

Posted on: November 25, 2019 Six insights from marketing and business development assistants

Earlier in November, there was a full house on the Professional Marketing Forum’s half day workshop on Practical and Professional Skills for Marketing and Business Development Assistants. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx There were delegates from legal, accountancy, actuarial, property and engineering firms. Here are the six insights from marketing and business development assistants that they felt were most valuable: […]

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