McKenna's International Review Magazine - Fall-Winter 2016
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW is my 24-page glossy, printed magazine,
distributed to over 1600 law firm chairs and managing partners throughout North
Fall-Winter issue begins with Your Guide To Charting A Strategic Direction
For Your Practice Groups. You may recall
that in my “Bring Your Strategy Process
Back To Life” article (see my Spring-Summer 2016 issue) I advocated for
making your practice groups the key building blocks for your firm’s future
direction. I reported on how “there is nothing more exciting than to
observe lawyers enthusiastically devoting their limited and precious
non-billable time into developing new and potentially lucrative practice niches.” This article
is intended to serve as your hands-on guide to understanding how to make this
happen in your firm.
was delighted to join some old friends, Vincent Sergi, Chairman Emeritus,
Katten Muchin Rosenman; Edwin Reeser,
occasional article co-author and former office Managing Partner of an AmLaw 40
firm; and Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Principal
with Edge International UK in conducting a Webinar together. The
Underproductive Lawyer: Addressing Performance Issues is a
transcript of some of my remarks in response to the questions posed.
Leaders Are Not Necessarily Nice is a counterintuitive reminder on how,
while we may all want to be liked, admired and perceived as loyal to our
colleagues, we need to remember that “nice” leaders don’t always enforce rules
or take on difficult situations which can ultimately contribute to their not
The ‘Commitment Drift’ Frustration is some straight-forward guidance on
how to prevent the situation wherein well-meaning partners may make promises to
you and their fellow group members, but don’t always follow through.
As always, I sincerely hope
that you find practical ideas, tips and techniques here that you can put to use
immediately. Please send me your candid observations,
critiques, comments and suggestions with respect to any of these articles.
on the Cover to download your complimentary PDF copy of the magazine.