Post #765 – Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Fall-Winter 2016 Issue of International Review Is Now Available

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW is my 24-page glossy, printed magazine, distributed to over 1600 law firm chairs and managing partners throughout North America.

Our Fall-Winter issue begins with Your Guide To Charting A Strategic Direction For Your Practice Groups.  You may recall that in my “Bring Your Strategy Process Back To Life” article (see my Spring-Summer 2016 issue) I advocated for making your practice groups the key building blocks for your firm’s future direction.  I reported on how “there is nothing more exciting than to observe lawyers enthusiastically devoting their limited and precious non-billable time into developing new and potentially lucrative practice niches.”  This article is intended to serve as your hands-on guide to understanding how to make this happen in your firm.

I was delighted to join some old friends, Vincent Sergi, Chairman Emeritus, Katten Muchin Rosenman; Edwin Reeser, occasional article co-author and former office Managing Partner of an AmLaw 40 firm; and Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Principal with Edge International UK in conducting a Webinar together.  The Underproductive Lawyer: Addressing Performance Issues is a transcript of some of my remarks in response to the questions posed.

Effective Leaders Are Not Necessarily Nice is a counterintuitive reminder on how, while we may all want to be liked, admired and perceived as loyal to our colleagues, we need to remember that “nice” leaders don’t always enforce rules or take on difficult situations which can ultimately contribute to their not producing results.

Finally, Solving The ‘Commitment Drift’ Frustration is some straight-forward guidance on how to prevent the situation wherein well-meaning partners may make promises to you and their fellow group members, but don’t always follow through.

As always, I sincerely hope that you find practical ideas, tips and techniques here that you can put to use immediately.  Please send me your candid observations, critiques, comments and suggestions with respect to any of these articles.

Click on the Cover to download your complimentary PDF copy of the magazine.

 
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