System review: Performance management in the professions – Performance Leader system

Performance management in the professions - Performance Leader system Posted on: May 8, 2018

I caught up with Paul Lemon, previously of the Professional Marketing Forum and now Managing Director of Performance Leader, on one of his many trips to the UK since relocating to Perth, Western Australia (which he tells me is just a 17hr non-stop flight from London!). Paul spends around 30% of his time in the […]

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Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms Posted on: April 27, 2018

It has been my great pleasure to have been a Non-Executive Director (NED) for various professional service firms for many years. I currently hold two such positions for property professional practices (see http://www.kimtasso.com/consultancy/non-executive-director/). I thought I would share my experiences of the role and talk briefly about Non-Executive Directors: Benefits to professional service firms.  The […]

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Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership Posted on: April 18, 2018

At a recent Future Marketing Manager training workshop at Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx  we covered a wide range of topics as usual. But during the course there were three career themes that emerged: T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership. T-shaped people The earliest reference to the metaphor of T-shaped people was by David […]

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Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness Posted on: March 30, 2018

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Jessica fulfils all three aspects […]

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Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment Posted on: March 26, 2018

We discussed strategic thinking – audits, assumptions and alignment at the recent “Being more strategic” training workshop at the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx   Fee-earners and strategy There was a discussion about why some fee-earners in professional service firms found strategic discussions and decisions difficult, for example: There are multiple owner-managers concentrating on a wide […]

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