You are about to have the most interesting, frustrating, energizing, challenging, rewarding and creative period of your career. So let’s get you launched with a short list of savvy first steps—from taking stock and getting help to developing your plan and leading with grace.
By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
Seven passionate firm leaders talk about their management style and philosophy and, in their own words, give us their best advice for new MPs.
- Nancy Geenen, Foley & Lardner
- Gregory Jordan, Reed Smith
- Linda Klein, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
- Bradley Miller, Ball Janik
- Richard Racine, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
- Mark Tamminga, Gowling Lafleur Henderson
- Keith Vaughan, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Straight talk from the person who can keep you out of the rough on the business side.
By D. James Lantonio
Handed the management reins, wouldn’t you love pointers from the leaders of some of today’s premier firms? Lucky you— Angelo Arcadipane, John Bouma, Brian K. Burke, Ben F. Johnson, III, John R. Sapp, Keith B. Simmons, William J. Strickland and Harry P. Trueheart, III
would like a brief word.
Are you a visionary leader or a pacesetting leader? Affiliative or commanding? Here’s a primer on which styles work best, and worst, for leading a law firm.
By Larry Richard and Mark Sirkin
To really reach an audience, you must figure out what people are thinking and speak directly to their priorities. You do that by listening.
Law firms generally don’t get that they have to pay for management—or they have a hard time figuring out how to do it right. Here’s a rundown of the ways many managing partners are paid—and a methodology that actually works.
Compared to practicing law, being a managing partner places very different demands on you.
In today’s firms, strategic planning is a management imperative. Here are key goals, characteristics and how-tos for a process that gets it right.
By Eric Seeger
Successful law firms advance and prosper not because they have the best lawyers, but because the firms have strong leaders.
Milton W. Zwicker