Is your organisation too complex?

Posted on: October 24, 2012

I participated in a fascinating webinar today by AMBA (Association of MBAs) where Professor Simon Collinson (Dean of Birmingham Business School) presented the key findings from the book he co-authored with Melvin Jay called “From complexity to simplicity: Unleash your organisation’s potential”. There may be some interesting lessons for larger and fast growing professional service […]

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Diversity Debate – Women on Boards?

Posted on: August 31, 2012

The other day there was a piece about the lack of women on UK Boards in the Evening Standard The key points were that: Not one woman has joined the board of any of Britain’s biggest companies in the past year In the past two years, of 87 executive appointments only four were women […]

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Digital PR case study – Brecher Solicitors: from food to law to property blogging

Posted on: August 16, 2012

Nicky Richmond is the joint managing partner and one of four equity partners at West End property law practice Brecher. There are over 30 lawyers and a number of new lateral hires – from City firms and specialist boutiques – are due to join soon. She kindly shared her experiences as a case study for […]

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Mischcon de Reya – a law firm that seems to have got it right?

Posted on: July 20, 2012

As I have blogged before about Mischon de Reya, (most recently and it was interesting to read the article about the firm in a recent edition of The Lawyer Some of the key themes that emerge as to the key to its success include: A strong managing partner – Kevin Gold – in […]

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Reflections on Managing Change and Leadership (with book list)

Posted on: July 16, 2012

At the start of July, I ran another of the popular PM courses on “Managing Change and Leadership” As usual, I promised the delegates a summary from the session and the delay was due to me reviewing a new book on Managing Change (see below). We started the session with a review of the particular […]

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