How does Mark Wahlberg spend his time each morning?
In preparing for his latest movie role, the Hollywood actor’s routine involves spending 1.5 hours in the gym, 30 minutes playing golf and 1 hour in a ‘Cryo chamber’ (a freezing cold bathroom to the rest of us).
At The BD Consultancy we advise a broad cross-section of professional services organisations - from small niche practices to the largest international firms. This allows us to keep up to date with the current learning and development needs of fee earners regardless of age and experience.
I like to conduct an exercise with young solicitors and accountants when delivering productivity and efficiency training.
I begin by asking them how many hours they are contracted to work every week. The answer is usually in the region of thirty-seven, (but most tell me that they have opted out of the working time directive).
When cycling coach Dave Brailsford set about formulating a strategy for improving the performance of the UK cycling team in advance of the Beijing Olympics, he settled upon a simple approach. Improve every minute aspect of the bike and the performance of the rider by a small margin in each case, and that will add up to a significant difference.
In the spoof documentary movie This is Spinal Tap, there is an infamous scene when the lead guitarist explains the unique feature of the volume control on the band’s amplifiers with the immortal words, ‘These go to 11’.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how concerned is your business about GDPR? Is it 11?
I am always surprised at how few professionals take the time to write or complete their own LinkedIn profile summary wording. Surely this is the perfect place to give a short and succinct summary of why people should do business with you?