Be more strategic – Strategy in a post-Covid19 world

I recently ran the popular “Be more strategic” session with PM Forum in a modified digital session. It seemed to go well and there was a good level of interaction with delegates who were mostly from law firms but with representatives from the accountancy and actuarial sectors. Not surprisingly, everyone Read More

By |2020-07-21T10:24:42+01:00July 21, 2020|

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). Read More

By |2019-05-13T10:47:08+01:00May 13, 2019|

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

By |2017-03-06T10:24:55+00:00March 6, 2017|

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

By |2016-11-28T17:42:41+00:00November 28, 2016|