Category Archives: Leadership and Management

Derogation and Duplication in Delegation – What Clients Need to Know!

Many firms still haven’t cracked the challenges of delegating work properly. Here is a summary of the issues: Frankly most of us know that it often feels easier to do the work ourselves than to have to explain it to … Continue reading

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Business Development in Professional Firms is Still Lacking – Part 2: The Remedies

Part 1 of this article outlines the case that senior income generators in professional service firms are still not fully committed to carrying out effective BD. And that this lack of commitment isn’t their fault. I point out that there’s … Continue reading

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Business Development in Professional Firms is Still Lacking – Part 1: The Problem

Let’s admit it – senior income generators in professional service firms are still not fully committed to carrying out effective BD. But is it their fault? I don’t think so. Senior management, heads of BD functions and heads of practice … Continue reading

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How Associates Can Cope Better with Stress

Partners will admit that the level of lawyers below them has, in many ways, got the tougher role. After all, Associates are not yet the masters of their own destiny. Studies done (see Barry Oshry’s work at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3243038-in-the-middle) suggest that … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Four Leadership Contradictions Facing Mid-Levels

On the leadership programmes I run for various firms, advice is given by representatives of each firm which often appears to be contradictory. I’m keen to shed light on a potential way forward for mid-levels who may be confused. Typical … Continue reading

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Great Bosses Don’t Tell People What to Do – They Coach!

There’s a simple process for doing great coaching. It’s called the GROW model. GROW is an acronym standing for Goal – Current Reality – Options – Wrap Up. The model is a simple yet powerful framework for structuring a coaching … Continue reading

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How to Find Passion in Your Work

Ask yourself: How much do you love doing what you do? For most of us there’ll be some bits we really don’t enjoy (admin in my case!), but ideally there’ll be many aspects of our role that make our heart … Continue reading

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