Category Archives: Professional Service Firms

Heroic vs. Quiet Leadership — Part 2

How do lawyers choose their leaders—or if you read the first part of this blog posting, elect their “kings”? Factors like seniority, community visibility, share of equity, and amount of business originated certainly play a role. And while lawyers may … Continue reading

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Heroic vs. Quiet Leadership — Part 1

One of the core dilemmas of leading and managing a law firm is played out in a hysterically funny scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bqQ-C1PSE]. In the scene, Arthur, King of the Britons, encounters a couple of … Continue reading

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Creative Lawyer is Not an Oxymoron

Use the phrase “creative lawyer” and many people (including lawyers) will scoff or imagine the worst. Thoughts of novel but spurious legal arguments come to mind, or examples of unethical time keeping and billing practices. At best, people may think … Continue reading

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Motivation and Morale in the New Normal

The economic downturn that began in 2008 has had a profound and wide-ranging impact on the legal profession.  As law firms have struggled to adapt to this “new normal,” they have begun to question and change the traditional ways they … Continue reading

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