The American Lawyer - Learning to Lead: How a Law Firm Learned to Train Its Leaders

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As a result, many firms are taking a serious look at leadership

development programs, although they often don't fully understand

what it takes to develop a truly effective one. Leadership is about

relationships, and lawyers are often dismissive of such "soft skills" as

self-awareness and empathy and of the importance of maintaining

effective relationships. These skeptics need to be convinced that a

leadership program will build hands-on skills that produce immediate

benefits: greater market share, better productivity, higher profits,

greater retention and more recruiting success.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Douglas Richardson, The Richardson Group, President; Adjunct Consultant to Altman Weil and Shannon and Manch | Attorney Advertising

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