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When Professionals Have to Lead presents an overarching framework better suited to such complexity. It identifies the four critical activities for ...
When Professionals Have to Lead presents an overarching framework better suited to such complexity. It identifies the four critical activities for effective PSF leadership: setting strategic direction, securing commitment to this direction, facilitating execution, and setting a personal example. Through examples from consulting practices, accounting firms, investment banks, and other professional service organizations, industry veterans DeLong, Gabarro, and Lees show how this model works to:
Align your firm’s culture and key organizational components.
Satisfy your clients’ needs without sacrificing essential managerial responsibilities.
Address matters of size, scale, and complexity while maintaining the qualities that make professional services firms unique.
A valuable new resource, this book redefines the role of leadership in professional services firms.
Posted October 9, 2008
Pull up a chair for a straightforward exposition of the threats that face professional-service firms and the measures they need to take to meet today¿s marketplace demands. Thomas J. DeLong, John J. Gabarro and Robert J. Lees examine the challenges confronting the whole spectrum of professional-services firms. They identify ¿product intensity¿ and ¿practice segmentation¿ as two dimensions that weigh heavily in deciding how to lead these firms and set a long-term course. They offer a model to guide leaders, emphasizing planning, commitment, execution and setting an example. getAbstract finds that this book will interest any professional in the service business. Even those who may not be responsible for leading their firms can benefit from this analysis.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.