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Our Approach

We design and deliver development programmes for leading professional services firms worldwide. We can help you improve delivery to your clients and the way you manage, build and lead your firm.

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Our Story

We have a decades-long heritage and our people have deep roots in the professional services sector. We have worked with many of the world’s leading firms.

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Our Results

The best measure of our performance is your performance. Read our client stories to find out about the impact we’ve had on their professional services firms.

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Our Thinking

We bring original, open, practical thinking to a sector that too often prefers tradition and the status quo. Discover our latest ‘Points of View’ articles:

November 2017 Introducing The Openside Group You will have known us before as PSfPS
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October 2017 Define your metrics or they will define you A word of caution for professional services firms
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September 2017 Learning to catch a ball and learning leadership Exploring three critical areas of leadership behaviour successful Partners exhibit
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August 2017 Rethinking Value in Consulting: What distinguishes the top performing firms from the rest? Including analysis of the MCA Awards Winners 2017
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June 2017 Answer the question! Why politicians’ prevarication is unequivocally unacceptable in professional services How to answer clients' difficult questions
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May 2017 Why now is the time for your consulting firm to revisit its professional development strategy The MCA Consulting Excellence Academy and Guide
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March 2017 Intuition bias: Why practice doesn’t always make perfect How to develop critical thinking skills in your firm
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February 2017 Challenging your clients: Get “That’s fair enough” not “That’s far enough” How to offer a Point of View that challenges the client
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February 2017 The Scourge of Procrustean Solutions in Consulting Why consultants shouldn't force a client to fit their pre-determined solution
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January 2017 What Strategic Thinking Really Means for Talent Management An interview with Head of Global Talent Supply Chain Strategy at KellyOCG
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December 2016 What ringtone would your clients have for you? A light-hearted way to get into the mind of your clients
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November 2016 The great differentiation paradox for law firms Including a word cloud analysis of the world's largest law firms
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November 2016 Why jumping to conclusions can make things worse Using the Structured Analytical Thinking Approach
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October 2016 Cognitive and Behavioural Skills Development – is eLearning the answer?
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September 2016 Overcoming the gender leadership gap and women only development programmes Why women-only development programmes are important but not the complete answer
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August 2016 Microwave Beds, The Great British Bake Off and Behavioural Change Programmes Don’t expect to see effective “Microwave Behavioural Training" soon
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August 2016 From ‘Agents’ to ‘Advisors’ – Differentiating your property / real estate firm
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August 2016 10 unique dynamics of professional services firms that hinder change efforts And what Partners can do about it
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July 2016 Consulting Excellence: The Implications for Professional Development
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July 2016 Rethinking the parable of the old man, the hammer and the broken engine Why this parable is as relevant for consultants today as ever before
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