When leaders move past stereotypes and assumptions—and help their organizations do the same—they can help everyone, regardless of age, be at their best in their environment.
It’s one thing for a firm to want its attorneys to develop and exercise leadership skills; it’s quite another for a firm to effectively measure and incentivize leadership.
Crucial for ongoing leadership development is embracing the idea that there is no substitute for actual practice and that the learning process is never over.
Being able to develop a clear and compelling vision is critical to law firm leaders today. Here are some tips for developing a vision and engaging others in that vision.
Buying gifts for lawyers is so tough because they like things a certain way. But instead of basic presents—the mug, the gavel, the engraved notebook—they should be receiving gifts that could be more…
Here are some of the most common ways we hinder our ability to make timely and effective decisions and, more importantly, some of the best ways to get unstuck and stop kicking the can down the road.
This is the leadership issue. This topic is broad and covers leadership within a business (even if you’re a solo practitioner), a community and among other professionals.
Good leadership. It’s tough to define and describe, but we all know it when we see it. This edition of Law Practice magazine deals with leadership in the legal ecosystem: What makes a good leader?
Three years ago, virtual law firms were a novelty, and none of us knew much about “remote work.” Today, some lawyers looking for jobs are asking—or insisting—on the ability to work remotely.
Wellness is more than a massage or a vacation, although both may contribute to wellness. At its core, and for true wellness, a person’s work environment needs to be largely free from unnecessary fear…
The aftermath of the pandemic has resulted in significant changes, not only in how lawyers work but in how leaders are perceived and how employees respond to them.
The purpose of the Law Practice Division’s Resource Center is to provide lawyers with a gateway to available resources in lawyer leadership and management.
If you are looking to build your brand and up your social media game, a graphic design product such as Adobe Creative Cloud Express might be what you need.
All firm-owned portal computing and storage devices used for firm business should be secured with encryption. Malpractice and cyberliability insurance applications are increasingly asking for informa…
For this issue, we decided to offer tips from connoisseurs of and leaders in the world of law practice management. We turned to our colleagues who lead in innovation and adoption of technology from b…
At all levels within a firm—from the partnership level to smaller practice groups or operational units to individuals— there is a tendency to resist change and maintain the status quo.
Families interact in many ways. I believe there to be at least four typical activities in a functional family, each of which are applicable in a law firm.
Let’s face it: For all the planning and best-laid plans, the most lucrative practice areas sort of just happen. We devise clever marketing strategies and invest in business development, but the money…
How many times have we heard that lawyers fall into three categories: finders, minders and grinders?
Law firms focus on generating and collecting fees that fall to the bottom line—all essential ingredients for profitability. However, equally important is how law firms manage client cost advances fro…
Nothing gets blood pumping faster than when an employee decides to leave a small law office. Regardless of the employee’s role, the departure of almost any member of a team is magnified when that tea…