You’ve been named managing partner, and you feel uncertain about how best to make the transition to executive leadership. The president of Briggs and Morgan shares his firsthand pointers to help you make the jump.
By Alan H. Maclin
As a new leader, you may feel confused just when you want to appear decisive, or overwhelmed just when you want to appear in control. You will struggle with issues such as whether to force change or accept the status quo—or whether to keep colleagues close or maintain a distance. There are a number of leadership tensions—the ongoing dynamics of the job—that all leaders face. Learn to navigate them successfully and your journey will be a far better one.
By Patrick J. McKenna
2007 may be a watershed year for women lawyers moving into the top tiers of firm leadership. Law Practice talks with four women who have made the journey and are inspiring the next generation of law firm leaders.
by Steven T. Taylor
You can’t be a great leader of your law firm unless you understand the principles of leadership.
By Thomas C. Grella
In the latest installment of the Law Practice Case Study series, a partner wonders whether she’s the right person to lead her troubled firm.
By Norman Bacal, Simon Chester, Marci Krufka and Michael Simmons