As law firms, big and small, continue to struggle, it begs the question, what is going on? And (more to the point) what can be done to improve a firmâ€™s odds of thriving in this emerging marketplace. The answer to this question is one of those good-news/bad-news situations. The good news is that, for most firms, the answer is simple and straight forward.
The training most successful lawyers receive rarely focuses on the skills essential for success as a leader. Much has been written on the difference between what it takes to be a successful business leader and the career experience of most successful lawyers. Deborah Rhodeâ€™s paper â€” What Lawyers Lack: Leadership â€” is particularly good.Read More