In most law firms, brainstorming processes are dominated by power partners or simply those with force of personality. When this happens, the scope of the process is narrowed and many participants may be disenfranchised. If the goal of a brainstorming session is to tap the brain trust of all participants, then “brainwriting” might be
A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.”
Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important character trait of a leader is one that you’re more likely to associate with a dull person than a…
In a May 2014 article for Inc. (Magazine), Jason Fried warns would-be employees that simply submitting a well constructed resume detailing impressive credentials is not the best way to get a job with his company.
Fried, who is is the co-founder and president of 37signals, a company that builds web-based productivity tools such…
Considering the money law firms invest in every newly hired attorney, it would make sense for partners to pay closer attention to lawyer satisfaction. But according to Gerry Riskin, founding partner of law firm consultancy Edge International, "most firms are oblivious" to attrition costs. "That expense is unacceptable, yet firms have been accepting
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I received this correspondence from Hoshedar Wadia, a partner in one of India’s most sophisticated law firms, Juris Corp. This firm deals in matters that range up to the hundreds of millions of US dollars in sophisticated areas like Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Securitization and so on. In the spirit of disclosure, I have…
According to NYT journalist, Catherine Rampell, in her May 23, 2011 story: At Well-Paying Law Firms, a Low-Paid Corner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, WilmerHale and McDermott Will & Emery are "creating a second tier of workers, stripping pay and prestige from one of the most coveted jobs in the business world".
Catherine goes on to…
All of the Managing Partners with whom I work are devoured by their "multitasking work environments". "Recovering from information overload" (McKinsey Quarterly, January 2011) authors Derek Dean and Caroline Webb have succinctly laid out their take on the problems and solutions:
slows us down,
hampers creativity and
makes us anxious and it’s addictive)