Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning - Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in the impact on their workplace […]

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Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners

Posted on: January 11, 2019

At the end of 2018 I was invited to facilitate a Managing Partners’ Forum (http://www.mpfglobal.com/) breakfast roundtable titled: Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners. There were managing partners of law, accountancy and management consulting firms present – and the session was chaired by Richard Thorby. Here’s a summary of the key points I […]

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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: Eight Essentials

Posted on: September 21, 2018 thought leadership campaign project management

At a recent thought leadership campaign and project management workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) we spent a while considering the strategic context for identifying, gaining support for, developing and executing thought leadership campaigns. These eight essentials emerged from our discussion:  1. Entrepreneurship Marketing is about anticipating client needs and fulfilling them profitably. Thought leadership needs an entrepreneurial approach […]

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