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This website is designed to introduce you to some of my research insights, and keep you up to date with my academic studies, new publications, speaking engagements, advisory work, and other activities. I hope you enjoy it, and find it thought-provoking and helpful.

Academic | Author | Speaker | Advisor


Professor in the Management of Professional Service Firms at Cass Business School, London.


Director of the Cass Centre for Professional Service Firms


Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession

 

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What does it mean to be a professional?

Should professional service firms ditch their grandiose purpose statements and reconnect with a more profound commitment to what it means to be a professional?

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Stefan Stern reviews "Leading Professionals"

Management writer Stefan Stern has written a lively review of my latest book for "Jericho Times". He says the book "shines a bright light into a previously under-explored world".

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Two podcasts from the New York launch of my book "Leading Professionals"

Oxford University Press and Thomson Reuters interviewed me about my research, how I do it and why I wrote the book.

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If you’re so successful, why are you still working 70 hours a week?

In my recent "Harvard Business Review" article I discuss overwork, insecurity, and social control in professional organizations

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Governing the ungovernable

I discuss the key themes of my latest book, "Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima donnas", in the December/January issue of "Legal Business".

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Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

My latest book was launched in the UK on 4 October 2017 at Cass Business School, London

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Myths of Management

Management writer Stefan Stern interviewed me for his recent 2017 book "Myths of Management: What People Get Wrong About Being The Boss".

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Insecure overachievers? You are perfect for the job

The "Financial Times" management columnist Andrew Hill discussed chapter six of my new book "Leading Professionals" in his column.

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The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms

With the publication of this Oxford Handbook, professional service firm scholarship came of age. Now it’s available in paperback.

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How do professionals work together to create leadership?

A video based on my presentation at the 2017 ESADE Research Day on high-performance/high-impact organizations.

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Leadership dyads: The ideal leader is two people

In this article for Thomson Reuters I talk about the dual-leadership model, or leadership dyad, that is common in professional service firms.

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