Law firms and the death ground?

No, not a commentary on carnage wreaked by the credit crunch, but another return to the world of warfare for some thoughts on law firm change.     In my last post I mentioned Robert Greene’s excellent book “The 33 Strategies of War”, and was particularly interested in the section on creating a sense ofContinue reading “Law firms and the death ground?”

What’s your agenda?

My friend Ross, an in-house attorney in the U.S., is known for his personal crusade against unproductive meetings. We’ve all been in them: the time-devouring, pointless meetings that swallow time and achieve little (if anything). The book “Rework” by Fried and Hienemeier Hansson gives a great explanation of why there are so many meetings ofContinue reading “What’s your agenda?”

The Great Commodity Debate

Fascinating debate over the last month on the Linkedin group “Leadership for Lawyers” on Mike Ames’ discussion “Is the law becoming a commodity, and if it is, what can be done about it?”. One of the things that immediately struck me about the comment, was the implication that commoditisation was a bad thing, and somethingContinue reading “The Great Commodity Debate”