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Monthly Archives: February 2010

The New Dominance of Change

Posted in Books, Client Service, Communication, Culture, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability
Back in 1998 management guru Peter Drucker suggested that the capability to operate productively when change is the norm would be critical in the 21st century. Much has been said of late on this issue of managing change when change is the norm, including articles in the Harvard Business Review and from McKinsey. There are… Continue Reading

Muir Lectures on Improving Management Decision-Making

Posted in Decision-Making, Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Risk Management
On Wednesday, February 17, 2009 Muir will lecture students at Northwestern University’s Business Institutions Program on improving management decision-making, using law firm management committees as a case study. Based in part on the article "Promoting an Effective Board or Management Group," the discussion will explore, among other subjects, optimal personality traits for good decision-making, how to construct effective teams and… Continue Reading

Can Introverts Lead?

Posted in Assessments, Books, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Emotional Intelligence, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Risk Management, Succession
Firms are placing their futures at risk if they cannot identify, develop and empower the next generation of leaders.  So it is no surprise that more law firms are investing in leadership development.  For example, according to PaLAW 2009’s 14th annual Managing Partners Survey, cited in the November 23, 2009 issue of The Legal Intelligencer, the number of… Continue Reading

Muir to Speak on Business Development as Part of Partner Compensation

Posted in Business Development, Compensation, Management, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management
Ronda Muir is participating as a panelist in CCM’s audio conference on "Compensation for Client Development: Tracking, Measuring and Rewarding for New Business Origination" being held at 2pm on Thursday, February 18, 2010. To register, please go to http://www.c4cm.com/lawfirm/compensation_client_development.htm.  … Continue Reading