In his new book Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers, veteran law firm leader Tom Grella draws from his own experiences and applies time-tested leadership principles to help guide lawyers, from newly minted associates to seasoned managing partners, find that success. Grella discusses how exemplary leaders have the power to motivate attorneys and staff to serve clients, collaborate and innovate to the best of their ability. He also shows how, in times of trouble, ineffective leadership can drive a firm to ruin.
Through a series of practical lessons, this book will help lawyers:
- Understand their unique leadership style.
- Avoid common pitfalls of law firm leaders.
- Find a mentor or coach.
- Develop trust, confidence and influence.
- Learn about emerging trends in leadership.
- Build time-management and communication skills.
- Learn to appropriately lead clients in their decision-making.
- Understand the diversity, personnel and ethics concerns of leaders.
- Lead in times of crisis.
- Create a legacy of leadership at their firm with succession planning.
Grella practices in Asheville, N.C., with the law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A., where he is chair of the firm’s Management Committee (commonly referred to as “managing partner”). He practices mainly in the areas of corporate, commercial real estate and private securities offerings.
Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers is published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
Title: Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110761
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