Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights

Posted on: March 25, 2019 Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights

At the recent “Be more strategic” workshop (organised by Professional Marketing Forum the delegates – from law firms, accountancy practices, management consultancies and property partnerships – discussed a range of ideas and tools to be more strategic. Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights are summarised here. Time out […]

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Strategy development insights: Curiosity, challenge, creativity, co-creation, culture and change

Posted on: March 6, 2017 Strategy development insights

While many people think strategy development in professional service firms as akin to “herding cats”, I think it’s more like trying to pick up mercury. There are all those shiny spots of precious (noxious?) metal which break off and join up in a seemingly random manner. It’s hard to put your finger on mercury. At […]

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Be more strategic – Look to the stars and keep it simple sailor

Posted on: November 28, 2016 Be more strategic

At a recent ” Be more strategic ” training workshop the delegates summarised their rather full and intensive day by preparing presentations to summarise and highlight the key points that they had learned. Sailing as a metaphor for strategy One of the presentations used the metaphor of sailing a ship to explain strategy. They argued […]

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Being more strategic – Six insights (Bias, Data, Complexity, Tolerance, Journey, Skills)

Posted on: March 5, 2016

Earlier this week, Norton Rose kindly hosted another presentation of the PM Forum’s “Being more strategic” training session where 18 delegates from solicitors, barristers, accountancy, actuarial and property firms attended. As always, at the end I asked which topics resonated most with the delegates and these were the main insights: 1.Explore your internal mental models […]

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Securing your seat at the strategy table

Posted on: December 7, 2011

I wrote a chapter on this topic for Ark Publication’s “Best Practices in Legal Marketing” which was published last month. I start by considering the reasons why there may not appear to be a strategy at a law firm – and why there may be a reluctance for the partners to try and produce one […]

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