Strategy basics – Mission and vision statements with hedgehogs and helicopters (Video)

Posted on: August 28, 2020

I have prepared a short (8 minute) video on Strategy basics – Mission and vision statements with hedgehogs and helicopters. (Script) Hi, I’m Kim Tasso Today we are going to delve into mission and vision statements with helicopters and hedgehogs. We are going to think about why we are in business and how those ideas […]

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Be more strategic – Strategy in a post-Covid19 world

Posted on: July 21, 2020 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 was keen to know about […]

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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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