Are lawyers impossible to coach?

Having been in the corporate world for the majority of the last seven years, I’ve been exposed to some great examples of coaching to improve individual and team performance. I’ve seen first-hand how a twice-a-year coaching index that operates as part of the performance management system really works (read it hits your pay packet!) andContinue reading “Are lawyers impossible to coach?”

The lawyer’s cafe

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to facilitate a group of around 250 lawyers and legal information professionals, in an exercise to discuss, debate and create action in four areas that were key to the future of their FTSE100 business – employees, competitors, customers and products & services. Regular readers (bonus marksContinue reading “The lawyer’s cafe”

Outsourcing Armageddon!!!

There’s no escaping the “o” word in the legal profession at the moment, and for the past 18 months, the stories in the UK legal press have just kept on coming. Lots of words, but what’s really happening? What’s going to happen? Does outsourcing spell armageddon for the legal profession? Will all the jobs be swept upContinue reading “Outsourcing Armageddon!!!”

The Specialist Generalist

Participating in a panel event for in-house lawyers last week, I was struck by the versatility of the corporate counsel that were taking part.     In-house lawyers are so much more accessible to their clients than lawyers in law firms, and this, coupled with the incredible range of business (and personal!) questions that can come acrossContinue reading “The Specialist Generalist”