Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

Posted on: August 13, 2019 Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

I was recently asked to facilitate a partner strategy session where the focus was on authenticity, values and culture. It was a highly interactive session with participants considering their personal values in a structured way before discussing them in peer groups. It was a softer parallel process alongside a more analytical strategy development process.  Authenticity […]

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Driving successful marketing programs for professional services

Posted on: April 1, 2019 Intapp integrates technology and information across the client life cycle

This article “Driving successful marketing programs for professional services” was published by Intapp on March 29th 2019 https://www.intapp.com/blog_posts/successful-marketing-for-professional-services/ We recently connected with professional services expert and influencer, Kim Tasso to talk about marketing. Tasso, the managing director of RedStarKim Ltd, is an independent management consultant specializing in the professional services sector. In this conversation, Tasso […]

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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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Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

Posted on: July 18, 2018 Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

A short while ago, I travelled to Birmingham for a West Midlands Professional Marketing Forum  meeting to talk about “Towards strategic marketing”. Yesterday, I presented at a professional services conference in Sussex (organised by Consortium  and supported by CIM) and presented on a similar topic. Whereas we often consider our lawyers, accountants and surveyors to work in silos I […]

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Referrer and intermediary management – 13 top tips from a workshop (May 2018)

Posted on: June 4, 2018 Referrer and intermediary management

I’m delighted to say that there were lots of delegates from law firms, accountancy firms, structural engineers, insolvency practitioners, banks and insurers at the recent referrer and intermediary management workshop in London http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/ At the end of the day, after considering how to generate better and more recommendations from internal sources, existing clients and external third […]

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