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ABA Releases ‘Learning From Law Firm Leaders,’ Uncovering the Nature of Effective Law Firm Leadership

ABA Releases ‘Learning From Law Firm Leaders,’ Uncovering the Nature of Effective Law Firm Leadership

By Gabriel McIntosh

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 – The American Bar Association announced today the release of Learning from Law Firm Leaders, a book written to uncover the essential nature of effective law firm leadership.

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 – The American Bar Association announced today the release of Learning from Law Firm Leaders, a book written to uncover the essential nature of effective law firm leadership.

Realizing that leadership is best understood by what is observed: how leaders actually behave, think and make decisions, the authors, Susan G. Manch and Michelle C. Nash, interviewed 31 highly effective leaders, including emerging, current and succeeding leaders from firms of all sizes and types, to get as broad a view as possible. This book illuminates how professionals lead in the face of obstacles presented by a competitive legal marketplace and the unique nature of a law firm as a business.

Learning from Law Firm Leaders imparts what firm leaders learned from their experiences and expands more broadly on the topic of leadership competencies for law firm leaders. The book highlights how the changing law firm environment is influencing demands on and expectations of current and future leaders and what that means for law firms striving to thrive. The book also stresses the imminent leadership deficit firms face as the baby boomer generation approaches retirement and offers practical solutions for preparing the next generation of leaders to meet the challenges of changing markets and client demands and loyalty.

The book appeal to a broad audience including law firm business strategists, management committees, chief executive officers, chief marketing officers, chief talent officers and law firm leaders at any stage in their leadership journey.

Title:                      Learning from Law Firm Leaders
Publisher:          ABA Publishing
Pages:                    268
Product Code:  1620522
ISBN:                     978-1-61438-765-7
Size:                        6 x 9
Binding:               Paperback
Price:                     $79.95; $59.95 for ABA members
Orders:                 Order the book at www.shopaba.org or call 800-285-2221

Editor’s note:  Copies are available by sending an e-mail to Neal Cox at neal.cox@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Neal Cox, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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