Have you ever been involved in the blame game? When something goes tragically wrong on a file and everyone is so scared of the fallout that they start finger pointing?
Leading a law firm is a difficult task. It requires expert legal knowledge, business acumen and people skills. These aspects of the job require different skills and the ability to bring all three into a unified perspective. This can be done by fully understanding both your role as a leader and your organizational purpose, and these will act as a focusing lens as you move your organization forward.
They say that justice is blind, but law firm operations shouldn’t be. We talk, through articles and CLEs, about the challenges with talent retention, but it seems that we stop at stating the issue and don’t take time to understand the employee’s experience and address the causes. Often, the issue is the elusiveness of time.