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Are These the Reasons Women are Leaving Law Firms?

Sherwood Consulting has carried out an online survey with woman lawyers to find out why so many talented women are leaving the profession. We received 59 responses and here are the key findings: Only 30% are getting sufficient developmental feedback, … Continue reading

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A Bible for Mentors and Trainees in Law Firms

Law firms have a great tradition of learning from the master – sitting with Nellie, as it is sometimes called in the UK. It’s a great way of learning. But only if ‘Nellie’ has good practices and is a good … Continue reading

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Business Development Training in Law Firms Isn’t Working!

This stark headline is based on an online survey with 29 partners and 17 BD directors in different firms. Rather disturbingly, 50% of the partners said they either received no training in business development or said the training wasn’t effective. … Continue reading

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Career Progression for Lawyers – Transitions and Reinventions

For many associates there isn’t a great feeling of career advancement. One senior L&D director describes it as more like a process of walking across a barren desert with tumbleweed blowing across a poorly defined track and occasional signs that … Continue reading

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The Value of Challenging Coaching and Deep Practice for Learning

If you’re interested in the art of developing good attitudes, skills and behaviour in your firm, you’ll be interested in a book called The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. The book suggests that what got your people to get their … Continue reading

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What Makes the Difference Between Great Trainers and Good Trainers – I’m not talking about shoes!

Like most of us, I’ve experienced being at the receiving end of some great training, as well some mediocre stuff. I’ve become interested in what makes great trainers great. I’ve started a programme of watching their actions more intently and … Continue reading

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Helping Lawyers Learn New Skills

There are stages to our personal development and learning. We all start off being unconsciously incompetent. As a very young child, for example, we don’t know we can’t ride a bike. Then we get on a bike and realise it’s … Continue reading

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