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.
Have you ever run out of time? No? Surely that’s a fib! Either that, or you’re super human… Nobody’s perfect, we are all guilty of misjudging timings. Whether it’s turning up to a coffee meeting 10 minutes late, overcooking dinner, or sending invitations out with only a few days to go before your event - getting the timings right can be a fine art.
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?