Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

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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 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 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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Coaching success stories

Posted on: June 24, 2013

I don’t often share my coaching success stories – but recent results have been astonishing. I’ve had to change the details a little to protect confidentiality, but here are a selection: Property director back in the game An MBA qualified director in the property sector had a serious illness which required a break from work. […]

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