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Business development & Strategy

The first 100 days. A case study

I have every faith in your abilities Jane, I know you can sort this firm out. Those infamous words of encouragement from John Parsons (57), the firms Senior Partner, were uttered just before Christmas, 1999. They had echoed continually around Jane Allens (39) head every since. By Tom Kennie and If Price.

Practice management solutions are easy. It's identifying the real problems that's difficult!

For some partners the move into a management position, or indeed into the role of managing partner, in a professional service firm, can be an unsettling and frustrating experience. Gone are the old certainties associated with advising clients on professional matters. In come the new challenges of dealing with increased levels of ambiguity, with fewer absolute rules to follow and even fewer cast iron guaranteed solutions to management and business dilemmas. Confronted with such circumstances many partners seek certainty - solutions which will work. As consultants we are regularly asked to'' just tell us what to do'' usually associated with ''and by the way we do not need any of that theory stuff - just keep it simple''. By Tom Kennie and If Price.

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