McKinsey’s “Managing the strategy journey” says spend more time on strategy

Posted on: August 2, 2012

An interesting paper from the masters of strategy arrived earlier this month ( The essence of their previous argument was that “the only way to set strategy effectively during uncertain times was to bring together, much more frequently, the members of the top team, who were uniquely positioned to surface critical issues early, debate their […]

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Reflections on Managing Change and Leadership (with book list)

Posted on: July 16, 2012

At the start of July, I ran another of the popular PM courses on “Managing Change and Leadership” As usual, I promised the delegates a summary from the session and the delay was due to me reviewing a new book on Managing Change (see below). We started the session with a review of the particular […]

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Getting it past the partners – All about buy in

Posted on: June 25, 2012

Having test run this new training session earlier in the year at a City law firm, I am pleased to report that its first public outing last week was deemed a success – with positive comments from the assistants, managers and partner who attended. Some of the feedback comments included: “A lot of information covered […]

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Business development for lawyers – five key insights

Posted on: June 21, 2012

Recently, I ran another of the successful Business development for lawyers full day training sessions in London. Unusually, the delegates were predominantly from commercial areas including corporate, property and employment representing a range of small and larger firms from across the UK. Some of their target markets were interesting: aviation, utilities, housing associations, agriculture, charities […]

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Economy and technology headlines update

Posted on: January 7, 2012

A round up of some of the recent data for your PEST and scenario analyses: Economy and recession Two reports warned that the economy would not return to pre-recession levels for several years and the world would take the same time to see a job market recovery. IPPR says it will be two years before […]

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