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Firmwide Leaders Group

The Group aims to help members attain greater clarity over priorities, new capabilities and skills, insights and practical tips, as well as making new contacts and building relationships.

Monthly roundtables of up to 20 Forum members with no attendance fees.

Guest presentations are followed by an open discussion conducted under Chatham House rules.

Free books for each attendee when a presenter has recently written on the topic.

Extra meetings, possibly at short notice, are arranged when Harvard Business Review authors are in town.

Moderated by specialist coach Richard Thorby assisted by Forum founder Richard Chaplin.

A private hub free for any firmwide leader at any organisation worldwide – more…



The Productivity Summit: Boosting client productivity

Monday 03 June 2019

Is your firm boosting the productivity of its clients?
UK productivity has not grown in the past decade, resulting in prosperity being 17% below trend. Britain is the only large advanced economy likely to see a decline in productivity growth in 2019 according to the Conference Board, a US non-profit research group. Our sector’s unique reach and ability to boost the productivity of our clients is seen by Government, Bank of England and many others as part of the solution to the productivity puzzle.

Join Advisory Board members and an illustrious group of leaders at the Forum’s second annual Productivity Summit to explore:

  • The vital role of management and leadership in boosting productivity.
  • The close links between employee engagement and productivity.
  • How tracking performance and encouraging best practice are critical in raising firm-level productivity.
  • The messaging and messengers effective at encouraging clients to take action to improve productivity.
  • The most effective time and mode to communicate messages about productivity to clients, and how different recipients affect the impact of a message.


Building and sustaining talent

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Our presenter, Janet Gaymer, has built and sustained talent at both professional firms and in the public sector. Her insights include: 

  • Explain the purpose of the business to your people and stress that you are there to help them implement it;
  • Set clear expectations on expected performance;
  • Talk less and listen more - ideally speak for no more than 10% of the time - mainly to ask questions;
  • Treat people nicely as this need not have a financial cost;
  • Encourage people to grow and welcome their ideas;
  • Set aside ego and empower your people.

Using technology for transformation

Friday 20 September 2019

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Resolving conflict

Tuesday 15 October 2019

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The Technology Summit

Monday 11 November 2019

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Developing an Award winning corporate culture

Friday 22 November 2019

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Dealing with adversity

Thursday 12 December 2019

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Aligning employee engagement with business priorities

Tuesday 16 July 2019

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