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When Leaders Need to Help Underperformers

As Dr. Larry Richard stated in his recent blog post, law firm leaders are ever more concerned about their partners failing to meet expectations, often casting those leaders into the unfamiliar role of psychologist or counselor. That role itself requires…
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Leading Like a Psychologist

In my conversations with law firm leaders, I am hearing more and more concern expressed about their partners failing to meet expectations. Here are some examples: “They’ve retired at their desks.” “Everyone’s focused on their own work—no one’s reaching out…
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The Legal Industry Generation Gap

LAS VEGAS—The legal services industry has an age problem. That general impression, more than any specific technology trends or exciting new products, is my primary takeaway from last week’s ILTACON in Las Vegas, the annual meeting of the International Legal…
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Looking at Firm Culture Through a Generational Lens

Culture is a hotter topic than ever, especially for business organizations. It should be an important concern—and what we see is not all good news. According to a Deloitte study across many industries, only 12% of employees think their organization…
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Law Firm Profitability Analysis: Making It Work

As I wrote last week, law firms are increasingly adopting profitability measures, a positive development for the firms, their people, and their clients. In this post I will address five issues that are critical to making the most of profitability…