Category Archives: Strategy

Are Firms Paying Enough Attention to the Economic and Social Megatrends?

The world is changing and fast. That much we all know. But are we aware of just how quickly and in what radical ways? Clients obviously need to know this stuff. But advisors to clients need to know it too. … Continue reading

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Profile-raising – What Works and What Doesn’t

Are you measuring the effectiveness of your marketing activity? Most firms aren’t, despite spending large amounts of money on marketing. Part of the problem is that firms are not always clear what their marketing objectives are. For example, are they … Continue reading

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Time Management for Practice Group Heads

It’s tough being a leader of a practice group. Many heads (PGH’s) say they struggle with balancing their fee earning responsibilities with all the workload that goes with leading a practice group. This doesn’t surprise me – many PGH’s have had … Continue reading

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How Henry Ford Would Run a Law Firm

Is your firm considering a new strategy given the regulatory and competitive changes in the legal market? If you are, Ford’s wise words are worth reading. He was a relentless technological innovator, based on his commitment to creating “the best … Continue reading

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Does your firm lack leadership?

‘If the eyes of your team members aren’t shining brightly, how are you being?’ An interesting quote from Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. I’ve just been reminded of this quote while working with the banking sector in … Continue reading

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From Surviving to Thriving as a Practice Group Head

Let’s face it, the role of practice group head is a really important one. They are the skipper of the ship. Yet firms seem to put so little effort into developing the talent to carry out this role well. I’m not … Continue reading

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Improving Practice Group Profitability – The Five Big Questions

Do all the practice groups in your firm make an adequate margin? If not, what is being done to address the deficiencies? 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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