Post #764 – Monday, August 29, 2016

New Law Firm Leadership Testing Results

A new study emanating from the UK attempts to investigate the influence of personality on leadership potential in lawyers.  Based on the responses from over 100 lawyers the research found that lawyers are less able to cope with uncertainty and less suited to handle difficult situations, than are other professionals.

Edward Walker, a psychology postgraduate at Leeds University and former law firm graduate recruiter who conducted the study, reported that this research has interesting implications for identifying and developing leaders in law firms: ‘Cognitive ability and personality traits are the two most reliable predictors of future success; it therefore makes logical sense that firms pay careful attention to both when recruiting and developing their lawyers.’

You may access and read Edward’s 7-page report: The Influence of Personality on The Leadership Potential of Lawyers

 
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