How Covid-19 has impacted L&D in PSFs

Professional development leaders are feeling stretched.  As one Chief Learning Officer put it,  “my greatest challenge is juggling immediate needs to navigate the crisis and support the longer-term strategic training objectives.” We conducted a survey focusing on professional development practices from 26 May to 7 June 2020.   Representatives from 43 firms responded to the survey from global […]

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5 steps towards a successful gender diversity programme

New gender pay gap reporting has added some spice to diversity and inclusion programmes as some firms refuse to publish equity partner figures, for fear it will reveal an embarrassing position. And, despite significant effort and investment in D&I, the percentage of senior women at partner level remains stubbornly low; less than 30% which many […]

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Is your firm a talent agency or solution provider?

This is a key question to consider as so much flows from the answer in terms of how you set up, manage and run your firm.  In many ways, the two types of firm are incompatible and if you are not clear you might very easily be running your firm/practice area in the wrong way.  So, what […]

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The six key triggers that mean you might need a coach

The use of executive coaching by organisations to provide support, and hence improve, the performance of its people continues to grow. However, despite this growth, most senior people have not had access to coaching and they are not clear when coaching might be helpful. I was recently asked by a senior business services leader, who […]

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Beyond Authority; leadership in a changing world

In the field of law, partnership business models are rife – talented, skillful individuals who work together and earn success for their business.  But, with a distinct lack of formal reporting structures like those that occur within ‘corporates’, leading and leadership in these partnerships is often missing.  Partners value their autonomy, but where there is […]

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Why we find change hard… and the solution

Every business person knows change is constant and that in order to survive, much less flourish, both individuals and organisations need to respond in innovative and new ways to the challenges they face. Yet change is hard.  This was made clear in a recent medical study that showed, even in the situation where a doctor […]

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The elite sportsman…. at work!

Economists remain baffled as UK productivity continues to show the biggest gap compared to other leading western economies since modern records began.  Being 18 percentage points below the remaining G7 group of industrial nations is not something to be proud of, so what’s changed and how can UK PLC get better results?  The answer is […]

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Maybe I’m just as guilty?

Work life is busy. It’s quite simple… overflowing inboxes, uncontrollable ‘to do’ lists and immediate client demands at any time given the digital world we now operate in. Couple that with juggling a team and delivering motivational, inspirational leadership and I’m always amazed at how much partnerships are prepared to cut back on leadership skills […]

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5 tips for a positive response to Brexit

Much has been talked about the VUCA environment in which we operate.  The Brexit vote last week has raised volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity to a new level for the UK and global politics, economics and society.  We look at how we respond to change and offer five tips to help you, your teams and […]

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