Political Leadership video interview with Georgia Sorenson

US Leadership Scholar and Møller By-Fellow of Churchill College, Professor Georgia Sorenson, discusses what she believes to be an American “anti-leadership” model and the important qualities and attributes of today’s political leaders. She explores “big” leadership, including transformational leadership, and remarks on what it means to be an authentic leader, as well as why leaders feel […]

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Political Leadership video interview with Dr Kristina Spohr

Dr Kristina Spohr, specialist in the International History of Germany since 1945 and the theory and practice of Contemporary History, discusses global leadership in the context of international crises, the “Conservative Revolution”, as well as hypothesising about what past leaders would think about the current challenges the world faces. Dr Spohr looks at the comparisons and contradictions […]

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Political Leadership video interview with Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert, former MP for Cambridge, discusses  what he believes are the capabilities and behaviours required to be a political leader today. Gillian Secrett asks Huppert about the demands of the electorate on political leaders and how this affects their work, self-awareness and moral expectations.

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How to build a high performance team

A new manager is recruited to turn around the performance of a poorly performing team with low morale. Is there a sequence of actions that the manager should take in order to improve the performance of a team? How should poor motivation and disorganisation be dealt with?

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Empathise to innovate

Empathy is key to building a firmwide culture of continuous innovation and collaboration, says Adam Billing. Fresh thinking from outside the legal sector will be needed to drive the next wave of growth in law firms.

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Learning power

Law firms which make continuous reflection and learning part of their culture are more successful. In an apocryphal story, Steve Kerr, formerly chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs and currently a senior advisor to the investment bank, reputedly described training courses as people undertaking unnatural acts in unnatural places with each other. His views have […]

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Life Partner: The four stages of a Partner’s career

Understanding the four stages of partners’ careers is key to improving their contribution to your law firm, says Mike Mister and Rob Lees. With her 20-year anniversary as a partner coming up next month, Carole’s thoughts turn back to the excitement and trepidation she felt when she’d been asked to join the partnership. Excitement at the […]

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