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Why The Best Managing Partners Need Coaches

The best managing partners are talented, accomplished lawyers who command the respect of their peers and want their firms and their people to succeed. It seems counter-intuitive that they would need a coach. However, there are extraordinary benefits, both personally and professionally, to be reaped from a good coaching experience — and the better the performer, the more gains coaching can provide.

Managing Partners’ Challenges

The law firm environment is fraught with challenges that the average corporate CEO would struggle to understand. For example, the typically flat partnership structure means that equity partners exhibit a sense of entitlement. Individually, each partner wants every decision that adversely affects them reversed; every issue they care about elevated to crisis level; every dispute with someone internally resolved in their favor; and their own compensation to be exactly right (especially in relation to everyone else).

Gerry Riskin

specializes in counseling law firm leaders on issues relating to the evolution of the structure and management of their law firms and the architecture of competitive strategies.  He has served hundreds of law firm clients around the globe from small boutiques to mega firms including working with the largest law firms in the world.  Gerry is still a Canadian but has resided on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, British West Indies for more than 25 years.

Email Gerry at [email protected] or text or call him at +1 (202) 957-6717