I’m going to blog my thoughts while reading the 2017 Altman Weil Law Firms in Transition (PDF) (Report). Here are their highlights from the survey (Highlights). I might end up writing a separate article at the end, with these just being my raw notes and first thoughts. We’ll see how this
There are no status quo leaders
Next up at LMA Conference: Jonathan Michael Bowman, Esq., President and CEO, Clear Picture Leadership©.
Leaders = change agents.
But, really, what other kind of leadership is there?
To lead, you have to be willing to change, to improve it, to make it better. There are no status quo leaders.
It only takes…
If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, are you going to get the results that you want?
The last two weeks of August are painful for a legal marketer. Either the attorneys in the firm are on vacation, or the clients are on vacation. Either way, no one seems to have marketing or business development on their minds. During those dog-days, I usually clean out my office and my e-mail, and go…
The Banana Story and Lawyers
My old boss Steve Barrett shared this story with me many, many years ago. It was meant to illustrate how lawyers really don’t like change. Considering the 8:45 a.m. phone call I got this morning, all I can say is, ten years later, the story still has merit:
The Banana Story
Evolution of an Idea
Hat tip to Patrick Lamb for his post discussing Richard Susskind‘s The Stages of Change:
Stage 1: “What you’re saying is worthless nonsense.”
Stage 2: “What you’re saying is an interesting but perverted point of view.”
Stage 3: “What you’re saying is true but quite unimportant.”
Stage 4: “I have always said so.”
The manager’s challenge: Aligning for change
“Leadership is the art of setting direction for others and getting them to move in that direction with competence and commitment.” — Elliott Jacques and Stephen Clement
Speaking truth to power: Now is the time for managers to lead and leaders to emerge in law firms of all sizes. Power is spread among individuals in…
Change is Hard
Change is in the air. Change is all about us. And change is hard. But hang in there. Don’t close your eyes to the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is the year that TV changes from analog to digital. Is your TV ready? Did you know that the U.S. government has spent…
When It’s Broke, Fix It
Seth Godin’s recent post Breakage is a great commentary on people’s tolerance for steadily increasing rates year after year.
For the last couple of years ACC members have been at the point Seth was when he’d “get the bill, sigh about the fee, consider the hassle of switching, pay the bill and move on.” In-House…
Evolution of Change – Inspiration Required, Perspiration Optional
Happy Friday! As I was wrapping up for the day, I came across this insightful post by Chris Walker. I have never heard of Chris before and grammar aside, I appreciate his post on change. Here are some of the highlights:
• The world has changed. Things go faster, communication is more easy. Technological