Using Strategic Consultants More Strategically
With legal industry management consulting on the rise, even as other industries look to reign in the influence of outside consultants, managing partners are asking themselves, “What’s the smartest way to engage outside expertise?”
Nudge: The Final Edition
Following its enormous impact on business and policymakers, the 2021 edition of “Nudge” has been updated with new research in economics and behavioral science, as well as the lessons learned — or “learned” — from the evolving pandemic response. As Adam Grant says in a blurb, “Nudge” has become “the gold standard for using behavioral science to guide decisions.”
Did the Pandemic Change Law Firms? Could Anything?
Though it might come as a surprise to any midlevel associate working through the weekend for the third time in a row, law firm culture is reputedly at a moment of “peak empathy.” Certainly the pandemic, combined with shifting generational and cultural norms, has driven firms to make some once-unthinkable changes to the way legal work gets done. Are innovations like remote offices and hybrid schedules here to stay? Or will firm leaders inevitably regress to the profession’s traditional churn-and-burn style of management?
Expert Q&A with Toby Eveland of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
What’s the best advice someone has ever given you about building your book of business? Toby Eveland, Chicago Managing Partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, answers this question.
Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact￼
The opportunity to lead exists at all levels of an organization, regardless of where you are in your life or in your work. Author Shawn Hunter explores the small, intentional behaviors that provide opportunities to step into leadership and change the environment you are working in.
When (and How) to Fire a Client
Where shying away from representing a controversial client was once considered a sign of weakness — what client would want to hire a lawyer who wouldn’t stand by them on their worst day? — such moral stands are now considered a sign of strength, highly valued by both socially conscious young professionals and consumer-facing businesses in the global marketplace. Here are some times when it might make sense to end a client relationship.
To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision
Mastering an effective decision-making process — a reliable method for tackling decisions — is the key to making better ones. And it isn’t easy.
Expert Q&A with David Goodman of Goodman Law Group | Chicago
What’s the best advice someone has ever given you about building your book of business? David Goodman, founder of Goodman Law Group | Chicago, answers this question.