On Wednesday December 15, 2021, I’m partnering with LMA’s Talent Development Committee for a webinar focused on #DesignThinkingLegal. We’ll briefly talk about what Design Thinking is, helpful mindsets when leading innovation projects, and how to apply Design Thinking to both internal and client-facing challenges. No cost to LMA members. If you are looking for a model for innovation, or just tips on change leadership, please join us. Details here: Click here for more information
Slowly, ever so slowly, lawyers and staff are making their way back to the office. While we all look forward to returning to normal, the normal we left in early 2020 remains elusive. Many of those who are returning, at least part-time in the office, are experiencing empty hallways, masked co-workers, and a massive volume of work. For those who are leading teams (such as executive committees, practice and industry groups, client teams, administrative departments, and f
Every summer I publish a reading list of leadership and management related books that I think my clients would enjoy. I use many of these books in my training, consulting and coaching. Others are books that have been recommended to me, or are of interest to me. Happy reading! Leadership Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater SuccessAngie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, Sean Lynch, Frederick Smith Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and WinJocko Willink, Leif Babin Dare to Lead: Brave
Leadership for Lawyers (USA) and Cote Consultants (UK) surveyed 50 professional service firms (83% were law firms) in the US, UK, EU and globally to find out how they are delivering professional development programs and what their plans are for 2021.
“Law Firms have proven that they can work remotely, but can they train and develop lawyers without creating inequities in their talent pools?” (American Lawyer Magazine, September 2020) Mark Beese, President of Leadership for Lawyers, was quoted in the September 2020 issue of “The American Lawyer”, on how firms need to focus on issues of equity and inclusion in their remote professionals development efforts. “The role of a leader is to create a culture and an enviro
We crunched the numbers, and the results of our June 2020 Flash Survey on Professional Development Activities during the Covid Crisis are in. Key findings are summarized below. You can download the complete report here:
Scott Love of Attorney Search Group interviewed me last week on how to make the shift to effectively work at home. He has a great series of podcasts that you can listen to here. The direct link to “12 Productivity Tips” can be found here.