Exploring aspects of Scaling Up

Articles, trends, anecdotes and best practices to help people master Scaling Up

Differentiation doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive

A great definition of strategy is provided by Michael Porter when he states that "Strategy is the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities".

Published June 26, 2019

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Studies since the 1930’s and we still don’t get it

Ninety years of academic research has continually indicated that giving people what they crave helps Scale Up a business, reduce labour turnover and absenteeism, and ultimately increase profitability. Why then do we find it so hard?

Published June 16, 2019

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It’s all about the rhythm

General Stanley McChrystal’s book ‘Team of Teams – New rules of engagement for a complex world’ is a great read, not only in the learning to be had but, as business books go, a cracking and entertaining read.

Published June 1, 2019

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Four fundamentals to scale up your law practice

Successfully scaling up a business is not simply about growing. It requires growing with increased profitability, not just size – whether that be in team members, customers, sales, or impact. So what might that actually mean if you were looking to scale a law practice, or any business for that matter?

Published May 19, 2019

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The power of everybody knowing the part they play

My partner and I enjoyed a fabulous meal recently whilst we were in London courtesy of The Palomar restaurant. What struck me was how efficiently everyone on the team played their part.

Published April 22, 2019

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We have all the answers, it’s the question we do not know

A skill that I am continually looking to hone in my role as a Scaling Up Coach is staying curious and consciously thinking about how I ask questions and indeed what questions I pose to help my clients gain greater clarity as to where their attention and intention needs to be.

Published April 6, 2019

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