How to facilitate groups

Posted on: October 2, 2019 How to facilitate groups

“A team is not a group of people who work together, it is a group of people who trust each other” (Simon Sinek). As social creatures, you’d think that if you put us together in a group we would all just get on, share our thoughts and tackle the task at hand. But that isn’t […]

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A strategy for developing more private client work

Posted on: September 20, 2019 A strategy for developing more private client work

A shorter version of this article on A Strategy for developing more private client work was published in The Law Society’s Private Client Section in September 2019 https://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/september-2019/workshop-developing-more-private-client-work/6000337.article At the Law Society’s Private Client Conference in June 2019 I presented a short workshop on “Developing more private client work”. The session covered: 1. Develop a […]

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Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland value from Savills rural team

Posted on: April 26, 2019 Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland rents from Savills rural team

Most property companies produce a lot of research information and Savills rural team is no exception. The Rural Energy and Projects (REP) division of Savills  has major forward-looking thought leadership programmes but it also achieves integrated marketing communications programmes for its many data-driven research reports. Developing and delivering these integrated campaigns requires careful collaboration between […]

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Change management and Employee engagement

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Change management and Employee engagement

At the recent MBL Change management workshop https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 we covered a lot of topics but the one that generated most interest was employee engagement. Change management and Employee engagement is particularly important in professional service firms where highly-skilled people are constantly on the front line with clients so it has a direct impact on service […]

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Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

Posted on: October 19, 2018 Leadership and management: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons

There is a myth that magpies are attracted to shiny, sparkly things. The myth says that they will even steal them. (In 2014 researchers at Exeter University disproved the idea that magpies are attracted to shiny things – but bear with me while I continue my metaphor). Creative swiping was a term coined by Tom […]

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