Introducing the Rattle and Pedal podcast

Introducing the Rattle and Pedal podcast

Does the world really need another podcast? It does if it confronts the “BS of Professional Services.”   That’s exactly what Jason Mlicki of Rattleback and I are doing with our new podcast, Rattle & Pedal™, conceived last year and launching today Jason and I...
How to Identify Your Ideal Client

How to Identify Your Ideal Client

If you want to grow faster, If you want to be more profitable, If you want to differentiate your company, If you want to deliver exceptional service, If you want to take the single action that would have the greatest impact on your firm, then, you need to Identify...
10 Reasons Why Partners Don’t Understand Marketing

10 Reasons Why Partners Don’t Understand Marketing

One of my more popular and controversial blog posts is “Why Your Marketer Doesn’t Understand Your Firm’s Business.” The title alienates marketers before they get to the first sentence. It satisfies partners because it recognizes what they might think but would never...
Are Your Efforts Delivering the Results You Want?

Are Your Efforts Delivering the Results You Want?

This week two disparate events converged in my mind to provide some useful advice to professional services firms wanting to grow. The first event was the release of a professional services “high growth” benchmarking study. I’m not a fan of this report because I think...
Choose Your Value Proposition Words Carefully

Choose Your Value Proposition Words Carefully

Professional services attract some of the best and brightest people in business. We matriculate to top schools and graduate at the top of our classes. We are star athletes, cheerleaders, debaters, musicians, student council members, and more. We are competitive,...
Where Do You Hire the Best Professional Services Marketers?

Where Do You Hire the Best Professional Services Marketers?

Planning on hiring a marketer? Finding the right person for the job can be a challenge any time you hire, so I’m going to make this easier for you. If you’re a firm that belongs to the Growth Marketing School of Thought, then don’t look for a great marketer at another...
The Purpose of a Leader

The Purpose of a Leader

In my 20 years working with some of the world’s top professional services firms, I have seen firms fly high and I have watched firms crash and burn. All the firms had highly educated people, great client relationships, and money coming in the door, but so many of them...
Fear and Life Inside the Professional Services Firm

Fear and Life Inside the Professional Services Firm

Let’s take a little test about an unseen driver of your firm’s culture and performance.
I am going to give you a list of adjectives that describe you. When you get to one that puts a lump in your throat, makes you sigh, or triggers you to …

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