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The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Seven)

“Law Seven” and conclusion from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 7)Turn a spotlight on your initiative and leave it on Many firms have fabulous meetings, sometimes in retreat venues where everyone participates in the creation of the master plan that will make the firm the “be all and end all”. All … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Six)

“Law Six” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 6)Tell the world Do you know why betrothed people say their vows in front of friends and family — to cement their commitment. It is the same reason a banker friend told me the bank does television commercials: “not just for our customers … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Five)

“Law Five” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 5)Ask for commitment – not agreement One of my most successful friends (and clients from my law practice days) has a One Sentence Journal and he posted the following wisdom one day: “Commitment and Doubt”: Commitment does not require the absence of doubt; … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Four)

“Law Four” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 4)Create cult-like internal promotional communications This is where your capable support professionals can shine. They can help you create imaginative ways to keep the initiative in front of your people. The internal trainer in a major firm showed me high gloss promotional announcements … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Three)

“Law Three” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 3)Paint “the first step” in vivid colours “Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is started, all that is within and without you will … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law Two)

“Law Two” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management 2)Create a vivid picture (vision) of where this initiative leads It is tempting to be vague because then you are not committing to anything. Not committing avoids scrutiny and criticism. But without certainty, your troops cannot get excited about your change initiative. Be … Continue Reading

The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (Law One)

“Law One” from my article: “The Seven Immutable Laws of Change Management (with thanks to Cameron Cooper of the Australian Law Journal where my article first appeared) Managing Partners: Why is it that your intelligent (no, make that “super intelligent”) lawyers seem to react to your change initiatives like you were asking them to drink … Continue Reading

Introducing Harvard’s Constance Bagley – your potential business development weapon

Constance E. Bagley For your consideration: Whether you are a Managing Partner, a Marketing Partner or a Marketing Professional working in a law firm, Constance Bagley may hold a key to your developing business, both by satisfying existing clients and attracting new ones. What if you invited Professor Bagley to address a meeting of your … Continue Reading

Law Management Journal Cover

Thank you to Cameron Cooper and the rest of the staff at the Law Management Journal of Australia for honouring me on the cover of their publication following my presentation at The World Masters of Law Firm Management in Sydney earlier this year. Much appreciated!… Continue Reading

Edge International Review (Fall 2005 Edition)

The Fall 2005 edition of our quarterly magazine, Edge International Review, is now available for downloading as a PDF. This is a full color 40 page magazine so may takle a few minutes to download. (Some browsers will display the magazine without downloading it.) Senior management team members in law firms may request a complimentary … Continue Reading

Edge International Review — Winter 2005 edition

The Winter 2005 edition of our quarterly magazine, Edge International Review, is now available for downloading as a PDF. This is a full color 40 page magazine so may takle a few minutes to download. (Some browsers will display the magazine without downloading it.) Senior management team members in law firms may request a complimentary … Continue Reading

365 Marketing Meditations – Levick and Smith

365 Marketing Meditations (Daily Lessons For Marketing & Communications Professionals) by Richard S. Levick and Larry Smith (Authors) Richard Levick and Larry Smith of Levick Strategic Communications have done something quite brilliant here — although who would expect less from either of them. The concept of the book is simple yet ingenious – a marketing … Continue Reading

Thank you to Tom Peters for recommending “The Successful Lawyer”

A HUGE thank you to Tom Peters for reviewing my upcoming book, The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice and providing a commentary that will appear on the back cover. Candidly, my thank you was going to be strictly private but he generously mentioned my book in his June 9th post entitled Fall … Continue Reading
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