Developing Your "Superkeepers" The Keys to Cultivating High-Level Legal Leadership


In an era of intense competition and escalating talent

costs, the concept of competency has

assumed a bigger, broader meaning. Today it

goes beyond the mastery of superior legal skills

and includes the ability to interact, professionally

and appropriately, with diverse people in

diverse situations. It includes the ability to

build relationships — with clients, with colleagues,

with professionals and non-professionals

— with everyone relevant to the success

of an engagement or transaction. It includes

that combination of intellectual acumen and

personal influence we call leadership, the

palette of skills that allow a top lawyer not only

to think strategically, but also to motivate others

to pursue that vision and to shape others’

attitudes and performance along the way.

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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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