Tag Archives: Leadership

Could Leaders Learn More from the Arts than Business Schools?

If you are in business and just like crunching numbers in a spreadsheet, you may not be interested to read on. Believe it or not, MBA students at Said Business School in Oxford, as part of their learning programme, had … Continue reading

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Coaching Support for Partners Leading Professional Service Firms

First of all let’s acknowledge the challenges and frustrations inherent in your role. You knew it wasn’t going to be easy – but this? There are good days and bad days and lots of in-between days, but it’s a tough … Continue reading

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Leadership in Law Firms is Too Important to be Left to Partners

Law firms have a wealth of untapped talent at the senior associate (SA) level in my view. If partners could let go a bit more, so much more could get done and margins would be improved. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Time Management for Practice Group Heads

It’s tough being a leader of a practice group. Many heads (PGH’s) say they struggle with balancing their fee earning responsibilities with all the workload that goes with leading a practice group. This doesn’t surprise me – many PGH’s have had … Continue reading

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Effective Leaders Use Four Different Energies

What are the key differences between a good boss and a bad one? You might be surprised to hear that one of the answers relates to their energy. Here’s why. Let’s start by considering what the attitudes and behaviours are … Continue reading

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Does your firm lack leadership?

‘If the eyes of your team members aren’t shining brightly, how are you being?’ An interesting quote from Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. I’ve just been reminded of this quote while working with the banking sector in … Continue reading

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From Surviving to Thriving as a Practice Group Head

Let’s face it, the role of practice group head is a really important one. They are the skipper of the ship. Yet firms seem to put so little effort into developing the talent to carry out this role well. I’m not … Continue reading

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