SPECIAL ADVISORY ARTICLES
McKenna's International Review Magazine - Fall 2010
The latest issue of my International Review 24- page magazine is now available. Once again this issue contains a number of pragmatic articles on law firm management and strategy:
• Evaluating Your Performance As A Managing Partner - by Patrick J. McKenna
Working with your colleagues, early in your tenure, to formulate an evaluation process is a great opportunity for you to manage everyone’s expectations.
• The Managing Partner's Speech - by David H. Maister
In the event your managing partner is in need of a speech, here’s one written for the leader of a large, national professional firm who asked what he should say upon his election to the role.
• Building An Environment of Trust - by Managing Partner LAB
How do you ferret out the truth when well meaning partners edit themselves, staff are not naturally inclined to disagree with you, and the information you receive is, so often, being filtered?
• Rules of Engagement - by Patrick J. McKenna
Rules of engagement are working guidelines which a group consciously establishes to help individual members determine how they will communicate, participate, cooperate and support each other.
• Uniting A Divided Firm - by Managing Partner LAB
How do you overcome a strong sense of "us and them" amongst your firm’s various offices?
• Law Firm Leadership Reflections: Practical Advice For Those Who Manage - by Patrick J. McKenna
Excerpted from my blog, here are a selection of short snippets for reflecting on everything from what is on the minds of senior general counsel to what experiences best develop new leaders.
• The Leader's Role in Integrating Laterals - by Managing Partner LAB
As a new leader, what specific actions would you recommend i take responsibility for, in helping orientate and integrate new lawyers?
I am pleased to have been putting out this magazine for some years now. It essentially started when I first began mailing copies of periodic articles I had authored to select managing partners back in the Fall of 1998. Today, I am (to the best of my knowledge) the only law firm consultant to publish his own magazine for firm leaders.
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