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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Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

Posted on: April 27, 2018 Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

It has been my great pleasure to have been a Non-Executive Director (NED) for various professional service firms for many years. I currently hold two such positions for property professional practices (see http://kimtasso.com/consultancy/non-executive-director/). I thought I would share my experiences of the role and talk briefly about Non-Executive Directors: Benefits to professional service firms.  The […]

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Introducing the marketing planning process into a professional service firm

Posted on: March 20, 2018 marketing planning process into a professional service firm

At the recent “Marketing planning in a nutshell” training workshop http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the focus was on the best way to introduce a marketing planning process into a professional service firm. While many of the larger professional service firms have sophisticated marketing and business development planning processes, some smaller firms are still trying to engage their fee-earners […]

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Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

Posted on: September 27, 2017 David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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