Author Archives: Ann Banning - Wright

Travel at the Speed of Light

More from the book: “Thank You for Being Late – The Optimist Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman.   Friedman is interviewing Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, about Moore’s Law and the rate of change. “What happens if you keep doubling the power of microchips every two years for fifty years –…

Changing at the Speed of Light

At Christmas this past year, my son Steven and dear Anna (his girlfriend) gave books to everyone based on their interests. I received “Thank you for being late – The Optimists Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman, the NY Times reporter and editorialist and author of the book “The World…

Leadership: Get on the Same Page

One of the things my clients hire me to do is to help them facilitate leadership retreats and assist with the most important element – the conclusion of the retreat and the agreements reached.  You know how much work goes into pulling together a team of firm leaders, fine-tuning the agenda, and then running the…

Collaboration Is More Than a Sack Race

I was reading an article about non-collaborative senior management teams, and why that is such a problem for professional services firms.  It is so easy for professional services firms to become siloed with all the pressures to build a solid market practice, geographical foothold and turn a profit for the firm.  One of the key…

Drive a Win-Win Sale

When it comes down to it, your customers are looking at your firm and at your competitors when deciding who wins the contract.  So why should they pick you?  What makes you so special to them?  The person in charge of making purchasing decisions is asking for “more”.   I was reading an article that really…