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 It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t include all of the right […]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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Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

Posted on: December 2, 2019 Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

In October, I was invited by Richard Chaplin and Richard Thorby of the Managing Partners Forum https://www.mpfglobal.com/ to lead a discussion on “Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology” for the People, Performance and Culture group (including directors and HR professionals from leading law, architectural, property and accounting firms). This […]

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Future Marketing Manager – Eight steps to manage virtual teams

Posted on: November 1, 2019 Future Marketing Manager – Eight steps to manage virtual teams

Managing virtual teams emerged as a key topic again at a recent Future Marketing Manager course http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/) As professional service firms become larger and more global it is an increasing challenge. So I have summarised the previous guidance and added new insights into this short guide – Eight steps to manage virtual teams. 1. Check […]

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