Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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Book review: “The change catalyst – secrets to successful and sustainable business change” by Campbell MacPherson (Change Management)

Posted on: September 26, 2018 Change management Change Catalyst

I was at the Business Book Awards https://www.businessbookawards.co.uk/  in March. I saw Campbell’s humble and humorous acceptance speech when this book scooped the overall winner prize. The judges’ glowing commendations  meant that I simply had to read it. The change catalyst is indeed a great book. It’s beautifully written and a welcome addition to change management […]

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Thought leadership campaigns and project management: Eight Essentials

Posted on: September 21, 2018 thought leadership campaign project management

At a recent thought leadership campaign and project management workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) we spent a while considering the strategic context for identifying, gaining support for, developing and executing thought leadership campaigns. These eight essentials emerged from our discussion:  1. Entrepreneurship Marketing is about anticipating client needs and fulfilling them profitably. Thought leadership needs an entrepreneurial approach […]

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System review – Intapp integrates technology and information across the client life cycle

Posted on: May 30, 2018 Intapp integrates technology and information across the client life cycle

As part of my ongoing review of technology systems supporting professional service firms (PSFs), I went along recently to speak to Mark Bilson of Intapp. Intapp is an interesting cloud-based platform as Intapp integrates technology and information across the client life cycle at a firm – once understood the potential impact of the platform is […]

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

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

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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