“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

There certainly is plenty of bad news to go around. Enough so that it even has the good guys looking down at their shoes. What’s a law firm to do?

1. Passion And Leadership Are Imperative
Successful firms will have a strong, visible leader who oozes belief in the firm’s raison d’être and the client

Like most Americans, I woke up this morning and put on my post-election quarterbacking hat. I have my opinions on what Obama did right, what he needs to do to be successful in his first 90 days, and what he must do to get reelected in 2012. Same thing goes for the Republicans, from John

Do you remember the 1988 fantasy-comedy film “Big” about a boy who makes a wish “to be big”? After being humiliated while trying to impress an older teenage girl at a carnival, Josh Baskin goes to a wish/fortune-telling machine (called Zoltar Speaks) and wishes that he were “big.” The next morning, he sees