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May 16, 2022 Leadership Publications and Writings

Leading Succession

Listed items come from both within and outside the ABA.

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  • Learning from Law Firm Leaders
    By Michelle C. Nash and Susan Manch
    This books aims to crystallize views on a number of relevant aspects of leadership that have not been discussed in great depth in the current literature on leadership. It's a necessary resource for all law firm business strategists, management committees, chief strategy officers, chief executive officers, chief advertising officers, and law firm leaders at any stage in their leadership journey.

June 2013

  • Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers
    By Thomas C. Grella
    All too often, the difference between a successful and unsuccessful law firm is the quality of its leadership. Exemplary leaders have the power to motivate attorneys and staff to serve clients, collaborate, and innovate to the best of their ability. In times of trouble, ineffective leadership can drive a firm to ruin. Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers will be required reading for any attorney--from newly hired associates to seasoned managing partners--seeking to develop their leadership skills. Through a series of practical lessons, veteran law firm leader Tom Grella draws from his own experiences and applies time-tested leadership principles to lawyers and law firms.

June 2011

  • Serving at the Pleasure of My Partners: Advice to the New Firm Leader
    By Patrick J. McKenna
    This book is a compilation of the best questions and answers processed over the past three years by the Managing Partner's Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) a hand-selected group of distinguished current and former firm leaders, all with at least 10 years of experience, who address the distinctive challenges facing first-time law firm leaders. Eighteen chapters address some of the most common questions that new leaders have as they take office. Contents cover a wide range of issues, including how to better manage your time, how to deal with a chronic complainer, how to measure performance, and how to deal with complacency. This work focuses on helping leaders develop the skills to handle all of these issues and more.