Leadership for Lawyers: Essential Leadership Strategies for Law Firm Success

Leadership for Lawyers: Essential Leadership Strategies for Law Firm Success

By: Rebecca Normand-Hochman (consultant_editor)Hardback

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Leadership fundamentally involves productively generating and responding to change - nothing is more vital to today's law firms that are facing unprecedented complexity, heightened and varied competition for both clients and talent, industry consolidation and demands for transformation on nearly all fronts. However, the independent nature of lawyers and their constant need for intellectual challenge, as well as organisational and cultural specificities, make leadership particularly challenging in law firms. In most cases, individuals with leadership responsibilities have gained respect from their peers for their excellence in winning and executing legal work, but they have had few opportunities to develop and practice the skills required to inspire, listen, coach and build support for change. This practical handbook coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Professor Heidi K Gardner on behalf of the International Bar Association explores the crucial elements of leadership in today's legal practice. Featuring chapters by prominent experts in the field, the topics covered include leading partners to collaboration, hiring leaders, leading the Millennial generation, learning to lead, leadership succession, and much more. This new title provides novel insights and practical guidance for law firm leaders and partners to enhance their leadership capabilities, whether their firms are small or large, domestic or global, and will be vital resource for developing talent in legal professionals and consultants. The title highlights the benefits of developing leadership skills at an early stage and will also interest junior lawyers seeking useful and meaningful ways to enhance their careers.

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Contents

Introduction Heidi K Gardner Harvard Law School Rebecca Normand-Hochman Venturis Consulting Group Leading the campaign for greater collaboration within law firms Heidi K Gardner Harvard Law School Hiring rainmakers Stuart Sadick Heidrick & Struggles Leading teams, with a special emphasis on leading virtual teams Mark Mortensen INSEAD Leading millennials Henrik Bresman INSEAD Heidi K Gardner Harvard Law School Samantha Sheehan Harvard Law School The moral imperative for lawyers to lead Cory Way Harvard Law School Learning to lead Scott Westfahl Harvard Law School Management versus leadership Laura Empson Cass Business School Challenges for leaders in shaping culture Jan Thornbury Thornbury Consulting Succession planning in law firms Christopher Bockmann Executive coaching and organisational consulting Leadership in the merger context Gerard Tanja Venturis Consulting Group Leadership in founder-led law firms Jaime Fernandez Madero Fernandez Madero Consulting Using big data analytics for leadership Peter Zeughauser Consultant

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781909416789
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 190
  • ID: 9781909416789
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 1909416789

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