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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Sullivan & Cromwell Proves Mom Right?

Posted in Communication, Culture, Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Work Satisfaction
A grand old firm has gone through a rough patch recently—one of its associates not only sued for sexual orientation harassment and discrimination, but also proceeded to file partnership documents and communications that S&C certainly would prefer to not have circulating publicly. Further, an article in the legal press lampooned a memo S&C sent around to its partners exhorting… Continue Reading

Muir to Lead IOMA Audio Conference on Associate Compensation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted in Announcements, Client Service, Culture, Leadership, Management, Pro Bono and Community Service, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Succession, Work Satisfaction
On Thursday, September 21, at 2:00 pm EST, Ronda Muir will lead an audio conference on Associate Compensation: Where Do We Go From Here?  Included in the discussion will be a review of current trends and out-of-the-box ideas for dealing with the impact of escalating associate compensation, how to find the best strategy for your… Continue Reading

Building an Ethical Culture

Posted in Books, Client Service, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics, Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention
One of the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley rules for publicly traded companies is that they demonstrate that they are promoting an "ethical culture" in the workplace.  What does that mean? "The Manager’s Book of Decencies:  How Small Gestures Build Great Companies" by Steve Harrison, chairman of Woodcliff Lake, N.J.-based Lee Hecht Harrison, the employee outplacement… Continue Reading