Pebble, Stone, Boulder

Earlier this week I was reading my eldest daughter's electronic journal (Seesaw) which enables you to view photos and updates of the work being undertaken throughout the term. The update related to a story plan Olivia was developing, and her teacher had commented 'pebble, rock, boulder'. 

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Ceinwen McNeil
Construction and High Heels

This month is all about hard hats, construction, consent, compliance and seismic engineering. Which may seem somewhat of a juxtaposition to the perception of the work undertaken by First Follower. 

But let me take you back twenty odd years. I was the Communications Manager on the Hallam Bypass freeway project (which to this day I can recite the spiel ‘this $165M, 7.5km freeway project will reduce congestion and improve access through the growth corridor of Casey, the fastest growing municipality in Australia. Removing 10 sets of traffic light…’ oh boy!

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Ceinwen McNeil
Business Development Isn't Sexy

It is a well know fact I love champagne.* 

But is it nature or nurture that has bought about this love?

It could be the by-product of my food and wine loving family (if you’d want to know more about the amazing work my brother does for Singapore Airlines, follow him here), and is therefore nature?

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Ceinwen McNeil
Not All Clients Are Created Equal…

Here at First Follower we design and execute growth strategies for professional services firms.

Growth can mean different things to different organisations. The first thing we do is ask about the desired future state, and how the firm is looking to grow. For example, is the organisation looking to:

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Welcome to the Collection

Last week I travelled to the US, firstly to Nashville to meet the amazing David C. Baker (more on that another time) and then onwards to Austin, Texas to join the inspirational Win Without Pitching Team. We had a phenomenal afternoon filming with Chad Owen from Stimulus followed by a private tour and dinner at the University of Texas Longhorns stadium, courtesy of the lovely Jeff Hahn.

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Ceinwen McNeil
The Value Revolution

I’m a great believer in learning from other industries, which is why over the past twelve months I have become slightly obsessed with the quiet revolution that has taken place in the creative services and design industries over the better part of the last decade, led by Blair Enns.

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Ceinwen McNeil