Posts Tagged: leadership

Organisational alignment – ‘on-boarding’ and aligning the stars

by Nyree McKenzie Heading to Harvard – Lessons Shared from Harvard Business School’s “Leading Professional Services Firms“ program. ALIGNING STRATEGY, ORGANISATION AND PROFESSIONALS Manager: What can I do to get our people’s hearts, heads and souls to be 100% committed to the business? Staff member/s: He promised me intellectual work but hasn’t delivered. I get…

Strategy in professional services firms. What to do (or not do?)

by Nyree McKenzie Heading to Harvard – Lessons Shared from Harvard Business School’s “Leading Professional Services Firms“ program. ALIGNING STRATEGY AND ORGANISATION With limited resources, strategy is as much about what you won’t do as much as what you choose to do. When firms are faced with the classic firm equity model where management (or…

When professionals have to manage

By Nyree McKenzie Heading to Harvard – Lessons Shared from Harvard Business School’s “Leading Professional Services Firms“ program. ALIGNING STRATEGY AND ORGANISATION You know the type. You probably have one in your office. Or it could well be you.  The ‘producing manager’ – he/she who is torn between doing the work, and being expected to lead….