What are your priorities for 2019? Thoughts for professional service firm leaders

Posted on: December 29, 2018

What are your priorities for 2019? Thoughts for professional service firm leaders are shared below. But first, take a few moments to reflect on what you have achieved this year – and savour the successes. And then, as 2018 draws to a close, turn your thoughts to what you want to achieve in 2019. Are you determined to […]

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Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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Thought leadership, campaigns and project management – Nine insights from a workshop (2017)

Posted on: January 4, 2018 Thought leadership

Recently, I facilitated a workshop on thought leadership, campaigns and project management with delegates from legal, accountancy and consultancy firms for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx The key insights from the delegates’ perspective were as follows: 1. Objectives enable measurement In order to measure the effectiveness of a campaign it is necessary to set out […]

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Marketing planning in a nutshell

Posted on: June 16, 2017 Marketing planning in a nutshell

I provide many public training courses on marketing planning in a nutshell. But questions about marketing planning arise in many other public and in-house training courses on business development, referrer management and social selling. And of course people ask me for a standard marketing plan template. But it’s rarely as simple as filling in a […]

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Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

Posted on: May 31, 2017 Coaching skills - the power of questions

At the most recent coaching skills course we reflected on the power of questions. In most coaching sessions, we use a simple framework of questions like John Whitmore’s GROW (Goals – Reality – Options – Will to act) to help the person reach their own conclusions about what they want and need to do. The […]

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