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Leadership: Agility in the Face of Fragility

By Gerry Riskin | Mar 17, 2021

Leaders who ignore the fragility of themselves and those with whom they interact may soon realize that complacency leads to anxiety or panic.

Resolving Conflict: Trouble at the Top and Why it’s sometimes best to part company

By Jonathan Middleburgh | Mar 9, 2021

I have written previously (in an article in the Edge Communiqué entitled ‘Law Firm Armaggedon: How a major Law Firm nearly imploded and how the conflict was resolved’) about how the survival of law firms sometimes requires the capacity to resolve senior-level conflict. In that article I shared the story of one such conflict and how it was resolved through a long and difficult resolution process.

New Partner Development:  Three Common Mistakes

By David Cruickshank | Mar 3, 2021

In the first two months of the year, your firm admitted a new class of partners.  You’re confident that they are the “right stuff” for the firm.  They are productive, knowledgeable associates who can produce revenue at partner rates right away.  But are they ready to be owners?  Unless your firm has a robust new partner development program, the answer is “We hope so” at the very best.

THE CHALLENGE OF COLLABORATION

By Leon Sacks | Feb 24, 2021

Clients are facing increasingly complex demands posed by the rapid advance of technologies, the economic and regulatory environment, the geographic spread and dynamic change within their markets and disruptive events, such as the current pandemic. Worse, many firms are less collaborative than they think they are.

March 11, 2021 – Nick Jarrett-Kerr – “Dealing with the underperforming or misbehaving partner” (Managing Partners’ Forum)

By Edge International | Feb 17, 2021

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A NETWORK LEADERS CHECKLIST

By Yarman J Vachha | Feb 17, 2021

As the world changes and emerges from a generational crisis there is an increasing need to work together and form affiliations as there is inevitably strength in numbers and diversity. I believe that we will see much consolidation in the legal markets in the next few years. Those in existing Networks or Affiliations will be well served to review their arrangements and to take stock of “what they want to be” in the new world.

TRAINING & SKILL-BUILDING – CREATING A CULTURE OF KNOWLEDGE-SHARING

By Bithika Anand | Feb 9, 2021

Training, development and skill-building are concepts that have largely been under-rated in law firms. The debate often is – whether they are a cost or an investment? The dilemma also stems from the uncertainty concerning the return on investment and how to scientifically measure the value addition from training and development activities. This article aims to discuss the benefits associated with skill-building and how can law firms foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, mentoring and growth.

20 insights you need to run a law firm in the 2020s

By Chris Bull | Feb 3, 2021

Law firms operate in a digital and data age, but most remain ‘data right but insight poor’. By adopting a new, managed approach using the information-insight-impact model and starting with 20 business essential insights firms can begin to address this gap.

Integrating Strategic Planning and Strategy Execution

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr | Jan 27, 2021

Professional service firms are typically littered with uncompleted strategic projects, failed initiatives and strategic plans that have remained in a drawer (or a computer file) almost as soon as written. It has often been observed that professionals are better at ideas and planning than in putting those plans into reality by means of effective implementation. 

Partners: Escape Velocity Begins Now!

By Mike White | Jan 19, 2021

Well thankfully, it’s a new year! As you do all that you can to reach “escape velocity” and set the table for great things in Q3 and Q4, I caution my clients to make a psychological commitment to put things in motion now to create a rich set of opportunities later in the year.