Is anybody actually steering the ship at your law firm? Many smaller firms I visit across the country seem to have this in common: a passive practice management style, defined by reactive decision-making. Typically in these firms, managing partners serve part-time, without compensation, and their primary responsibility is to address staff-related issues and administrative functions—but only when absolutely necessary. The reality is that under a passive management style, no true firm leadership exists, and no one is steering the ship. This is particularly true in smaller firms for a number of reasons. ... READ MOREOriginally published May 22, 2013
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