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Leadership and Risk-Taking

By David Cruickshank

Election season has begun in the United States, far too early compared to most countries. The competition for […]

Splitting the Pie: Some Thoughts on Profit-sharing among Partners

By Neil Oakes

According to the great David Maister, “Profit-sharing arrangements between partners are among the most difficult set of issues […]

The Focus Challenge – Part I: Your Practice

By Gerry Riskin

1. Substantive Practice Gone are the days when some level of specialization in an area could sustain a […]

Simplicity

By Sean Larkan

Simplicity is the key to outstanding management. Professionals in ownership or senior roles simply don’t have the time, motivation or gas-power for complex, lengthy systems of getting things done.

Operational Reviews in Law and Professional Services Firms

By Yarman J Vachha

Drawing on my two decades of experience in managing and consulting with international and local law firms across […]

Building and Leveraging Relationships: The True Essence of Business Development

By Bithika Anand

The concept of ‘business development’ is often over-rated when it comes to law firms. The phrase may resonate […]

Collaboration and Compensation (Part 1)

By David Cruickshank

This article was originally published in the September, 2014 issue of Edge International Communiqué. Collaboration-evaluation tools can help […]

Legal Project Management: If your Client Is Interested, Shouldn’t You Be Too?

By Aileen Leventon

General Counsel have been expected to manage the legal function (both inside and outside counsel) for over 25 […]

The Death of Deference

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

Lawyers have always been a distrustful bunch, but in the last twenty years the growth of larger law […]

The Power of “How”

By Gerry Riskin

I propose that you join the most effective law firm leaders in the world and start asking “how,“ […]