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 It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t Read More

By |2020-03-02T09:48:27+00:00March 2, 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. It’s a quick but interesting read so I thought – especially as I am proud Twickenham resident and a rugby fan - I’d provide Read More

By |2021-04-01T17:47:26+01:00January 10, 2020|

Legal marketing case study: Social media in business development and relationship management: A guide for lawyers by Kim Tasso (Book review)

This week I was delighted that my sixth book “Social media in business development and relationship management: A guide for lawyers” was published by Globe Law and Business The introductory guide is designed for lawyers and law firms (whether providing consumer or commercial legal services) who are assessing whether social Read More

By |2018-10-26T10:52:14+01:00October 26, 2018|

Book review: How to become the firm of choice by Robert J Lees and August J Aquila (strategy development)

This book review of "How to become the firm of choice" on strategy development in PSFs appeared in Professional Marketing magazine in the September 2017 edition. This book tells a story. In the form of a case study. It joins a mid-sized (21 partner) law firm on its two year Read More

By |2017-09-04T09:21:54+01:00September 4, 2017|

Top tips for motivating people

I’ve written about motivation before. But last week – at one of MBL’s “Managing and Marketing a Profitable Surveyor’s Practice” - I was asked to produce a blog that pulled together some of the many ideas for motivating people. They apply to property folk as much as others. Accept that Read More

By |2016-01-30T14:19:17+00:00January 30, 2016|
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