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

At the recent “Be more strategic” workshop (organised by Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) 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 Read More

2019-03-25T16:03:40+00:00March 25, 2019|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Strategy|

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

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 Read More

2017-03-06T10:24:55+00:00March 6, 2017|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

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

At a recent " Be more strategic " training workshop http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ 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 Read More

2016-11-28T17:42:41+00:00November 28, 2016|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

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

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: Read More