5 red flags that show you have an under-performing staff member
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5 red flags that show you have an under-performing staff member

A well-performing team can transform a good business into a great one. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you ensure your staff members are fulfilled and performing to the best of their abilities. Of course, you can do so by tracking KPIs and scheduling regular reviews, but a large part of ensuring your team is at…

Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal
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Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal

Here are 3 essential books that you need to add to your reading list. That is if you are looking for sound advice on how to manage difficult conversations (and people). I personally have all three books and regularly recommend them to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work or…

3 simple steps to prepare your virtual team for the long haul
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3 simple steps to prepare your virtual team for the long haul

I don’t know about you but with a third lockdown enforced in the UK, and a second strain running rampant, we think it’s time to face reality. It looks like working at home is for the foreseeable future and, just like most of last year, we are still without a playbook for when things will…

7 ways to make sure your remote employees are actually working
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7 ways to make sure your remote employees are actually working

The transition out of lockdown looks like it’s going to be a painfully long and slow process. What this means for professionals, especially if they are going to get through this difficult period, is that they quickly need to learn how to manage their team while they continue working from home. As the biggest challenges…

The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time
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The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time

With the current UK government guidance being that office-based workers should carry on working from home for the foreseeable future, now is the time to really make good your daily structure when working from home. When we speak to our clients at the moment we are finding: the adrenaline-fuelled buzz at the start of lockdown…

18 tried and tested tips on how to run effective online meetings whilst working from home
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18 tried and tested tips on how to run effective online meetings whilst working from home

For a long time, physical meetings were considered far more productive and collaborative than online meetings. As technology continues to progress over time, however, this thinking has slowly been changing especially as more and more companies are starting to embrace remote working. Fast forward to today and we have a truly unique situation on our…

Team away days… Are they just a waste of time and money?
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Team away days… Are they just a waste of time and money?

Very often partners take their team out of work for the day (or half-day), in the hope that it will be a magic bullet that will generate new life into the team and be an overall beneficial experience. What many find, however, is that it didn’t work and they wasted money including a whole day…

7 tips to build a team you can rely on and trust
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7 tips to build a team you can rely on and trust

Imagine this scenario – you have just won a juicy piece of work that will help accelerate you along the partnership track. Great news! What’s not so great, however, is that you don’t have a team of people who you can reliably delegate down to and trust that they will deliver to the required standard…

6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance
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6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance

Want to improve team performance, but don’t know where to start? From experience, it might be you who is hindering growth. Like many other talented professionals who shy away from having difficult conversations, you may be accepting substandard performance from the members of your team as a result.  If you are going to make it…

3 must-dos to successfully hand over your client portfolio to a team member
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3 must-dos to successfully hand over your client portfolio to a team member

To make partner, you have to win clients and grow your own book of business. To also make partner, you have to let go of clients. We know this sounds crazy but we do have a point. Put simply, as you start winning bigger and better clients, at some point you need to hand over…

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