Post #773 – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Challenges Inherent in Assessing Firm Leader Performance

In a recent article I was reading, the former chair of Hinshaw Culbertson wrote about How To Evaluate Law Firm Leaders.  While I concur with the overall theory of his message that law firm leader should receive feedback, from my experience it is critically important to recognize that there are some real-world hurdles to implementation.

To Read the rest of my article in Legal Executive Institute - Click here  

ALSO, in an article I wrote some years back (2010) Evaluating Your Performance As A Managing Partner, I wrote “There is an old adage in managing a client’s expectations that states, whether we like it or not, we are going to be measured.  If we take a very passive approach the measuring stick against which we will be measured will be exclusively a creation of our client.  Alternatively, we can help create and shape the measurement criteria.”  My message was that as the firm leader you should take the initiative and I provided a quick-and-easy sample of 29 evaluative factors that any firm leader could use to elicit feedback from their colleagues. 

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