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This website is intended to act as an introduction to some of my research insights, keeping 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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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 on leadership – power, politics, and prima donnas – in a ‘Perspectives’ feature for the December/January issue of Legal Business magazine.

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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 on 2 October 2017.

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Crossing the research–practice divide

How can academics make a difference and what are the rules of engagement?

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Steering law firm strategy

View recent article in Harvard Law School's "The Practice"

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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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What is professionalism?

My video interview for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) explores what it means to be a professional.

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