Category Archives: Managing Change

Business Development in Professional Firms is Still Lacking – Part 2: The Remedies

Part 1 of this article outlines the case that senior income generators in professional service firms are still not fully committed to carrying out effective BD. And that this lack of commitment isn’t their fault. I point out that there’s … Continue reading

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Business Development in Professional Firms is Still Lacking – Part 1: The Problem

Let’s admit it – senior income generators in professional service firms are still not fully committed to carrying out effective BD. But is it their fault? I don’t think so. Senior management, heads of BD functions and heads of practice … Continue reading

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How to Find Passion in Your Work

Ask yourself: How much do you love doing what you do? For most of us there’ll be some bits we really don’t enjoy (admin in my case!), but ideally there’ll be many aspects of our role that make our heart … Continue reading

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David and Goliath – The Potential Advantages of Smaller Firms

  If you find yourself competing against a much larger competitor, be encouraged. They have weaknesses! Just as Goliath did against David! Part of the challenge for the mega firms is that they don’t easily see their weaknesses. Consider an … Continue reading

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Here’s to a More Fulfilling 2017!

What will 2017 bring? Well, it has to true that if you approach the year in the same way as you did 2016 you’re highly likely to get similar results. If you didn’t find 2016 a positive experience, full of … Continue reading

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How to Improve Practice Group Profitability

Do all the practice groups in your firm make an adequate margin? If not, what is being done to address the deficiency? I’ve been involved in several projects which have looked at how to improve profitability. Here’s my proposed approach, … Continue reading

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Influencing Skills for Professionals – The Six Principles

We all need to get better at influencing others: clients, colleagues, friends etc. Here is a summary of  the best-selling book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. I’ve adapted the themes and applied them to the world of professionals such as lawyers and accountants. … Continue reading

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