MPF e-Newsletter, September 2011


In This Issue:

Welcome; MPF Fall Leadership Conference: November 16, 2011 Chicago, Illinois; Web Seminar: LinkedIn 101 for Managing Partners; Book of the Month: True Professionalism;

Featured Articles: Two New Articles Every Firm Leader Should Read; and, MPF Flash Survey: Job Descriptions for Managing Partners.

Excerpt from "Featured Articles: Two New Articles Every Firm Leader Should Read"

Finally, we've posted two new articles to the MPF Website. We group articles and other resources into six main subject areas: planning, leadership, compensation, growth, marketing and profitability. We invite you to take a look and forward what you like to others at your firm.

Why Leaders Need Feedback by Dr. Larry Richard

As a new member of the MPF faculty, we've asked Larry to provide a few articles for our Website. This one says that, as a law firm leader of a law firm, you should want and solicit feedback about how you're doing. The more you understand about yourself and how others perceive you, the better equipped you are to effectively respond to the concerns of others, to understand those you lead, and to gain buy-in from them on their own terms...

Leadership Development: Should Your Firm Invest in Growing its Leaders? by Kathleen Bradley

Developing leadership skills is hard work. And it's especially difficult for lawyers who, by nature, tend to be skeptical, autonomous and risk averse. Yet the absence of strong, committed leaders who are trusted and inspire confidence within the firm is often cited as a major factor in most law firm dissolutions. Has the time come for your firm to invest in developing leadership skills in its lawyers? If no, why not? If yes, what, when, who and how? This article will help answer some of these critical questions...

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