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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Charismatic leadership – a two edged sword?

In business, where management is ever present, leadership is a scarce resource. Leaders rise out of the grey ranks of competent managers and create something special for the people who follow them. When people are well led, they feel committed, confident and resolved. They are part of the enterprise and understand their importance to the […]

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Engaging Partners: The six barriers

Everyone who works in professional services knows that a firm’s success is inextricably linked to its partners’ performance. So, it comes as no surprise that, at a time when markets are decidedly tough, one of the key issues facing firm leaders is improving partner performance, including getting partners to introduce different practices to their clients. One […]

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