Leadership and Partner Performance

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Navigating the Compensation Maze: Six Main Systems, Sixteen Variations, and Seven Steps to Success

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

The ultimate choice of profit sharing system depends very much on the specific firm’s history, but each requires active and robust management.

Five Models for Assessing Partners and Lawyers

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

The goal of an effective evaluation system should be to get the best out of the individual in the future rather than just scoring the past.

Why Taking a Broad Approach Drives Optimal Performance

By Leon Sacks

To maximize the “range” of a law firm, diversity – in the broadest sense of the word – must be a key driver in the way the organization is managed.

2020 Partner Compensation Survey

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

(Thank you to those who participated in this confidential survey into effective partner reviews, rewarding outlier performance and other important topics.)

Setting, Measuring and Coaching High Performance

By Sam Coupland

Few firms set out what they see as acceptable (or high) performance levels, much less holding their people accountable to reach these levels.

What Does It Take to Be a Thought Leader?

By Bithika Anand

Visionaries and those at the pinnacle of their professional journeys do not automatically become thought leaders: many other dimensions are involved.

Law Firm Leadership: Consensus or Command?

By David Cruickshank

Which leadership style is more effective: consensus or command? It depends on the circumstances and the individuals involved.

Profit-Sharing in Smaller Partnerships

By Neil Oakes

In my most recent article, I looked at some alternative options for profit-sharing among law-firm partners. All of […]

Coaching and Return on Investment

By Jonathan Middleburgh

While executive coaching has become popular in many law firms and corporate law departments, one of the reasons […]

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 […]