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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Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

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

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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Change management – Millennials, metaphors and resistance

Posted on: October 10, 2017 Change management themes

These three themes – Millennials, metaphors and resistance – arose during the most recent MBL change management for professional service firms training course https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 Millennials and change management One of the key topics of conversation was that the younger generation have a different outlook and approach which can prove challenging to management. The focus for […]

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Driving change in professional practices – the interesting bits?

Posted on: February 3, 2017 Driving change in professional practices

Our workshop on driving change in professional practices proved to be an intense and challenging day learning about psychology, leadership and change management. Delegates worked on their plans for achieving desired changes in themselves, their teams and their firms. Here are some of the highlights from the delegates’ perspective. The challenge of personal change Drawing […]

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Importance of Client Experience Management (CEM) – PM Forum conference report 2016

Posted on: November 16, 2016

My conference report for the Professional Marketing Forum’s 21st Conference “All about the journey” which focused on Client Experience Management (CEM) was published in this month’s edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx . It’s hard trying to tease out the most important insights from what proved to be a jam-packed day of useful and important […]

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