Resources

  • What does it take to build a law firm?

    I interviewed six lawyers and one accountant to find out what it takes to build a law firm.  The interviewees came from different types of firms, and included people who had started a firm from scratch and those who have made a dramatic difference to the fortunes of the firm. My aim was to give […]

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  • How to Get the Best Out of Your Supervisor

    Often people being supervised think they are powerless. However supervision is not a one way street and the lawyer being supervised can play a part in improving the experience. Dr Michael McNamara in his doctoral research on supervision in law firms suggests that those who are supervised can contribute to the quality of the supervision […]

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  • How Do You Know When You Need a Career Plan

    I asked some of my clients this question. Their responses boiled down to the following. You need a career plan when: You are uncomfortable or have no ideas when discussing your professional development goals You feel sick when you get asked the question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (It might be out […]

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  • 2 Attitudes which will help you get the most out of coaching

    For many people coaching is offered by their employer as part of the professional development program. So unlike individuals who seek out coaching for themselves they don’t go through the process of identifying an issue which they want addressed, selecting a coach and demonstrating their commitment by taking action and paying for the coaching. Employees […]

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