Partner development report

Henry Marsden, partner at Møller PSF Group, together with Richard Album and David Ball on behalf of the Legal Education & Training Group (LETG) have recently carried out and analysed their latest research into partner development within law firms. Their findings are based on an online survey that ran from August to November 2015. Responses […]

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Is a coaching culture an alternative tyranny? Part two

Sam Humphrey, Partner and Karen Dean, Associate at Møller PSF Group Part two: Next steps – establishing a coaching culture (Read part one: Mindset, context and purpose) Even though we’re coaching converts, we’re curious about the utopian appeal a coaching culture seems to hold for organisations – coaching isn’t always the right response. However, if […]

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The danger of assumptions when negotiating fees

Preparing well for negotiations can be hard work. It is no surprise then that less experienced negotiators are tempted to cut corners to save time and effort. Understandable as it is, not preparing well can prove to be expensive. One of the most common type of short cuts is to make assumptions – these can […]

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How to build a high performance team

A new manager is recruited to turn around the performance of a poorly performing team with low morale. Is there a sequence of actions that the manager should take in order to improve the performance of a team? How should poor motivation and disorganisation be dealt with?

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Empathise to innovate

Empathy is key to building a firmwide culture of continuous innovation and collaboration, says Adam Billing. Fresh thinking from outside the legal sector will be needed to drive the next wave of growth in law firms.

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Learning power

Law firms which make continuous reflection and learning part of their culture are more successful. In an apocryphal story, Steve Kerr, formerly chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs and currently a senior advisor to the investment bank, reputedly described training courses as people undertaking unnatural acts in unnatural places with each other. His views have […]

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Life Partner: The four stages of a Partner’s career

Understanding the four stages of partners’ careers is key to improving their contribution to your law firm, says Mike Mister and Rob Lees. With her 20-year anniversary as a partner coming up next month, Carole’s thoughts turn back to the excitement and trepidation she felt when she’d been asked to join the partnership. Excitement at the […]

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