The Legal Leadership Challenge
Law firms face a multitude of challenges in today’s competitive legal market:
- Limited growth in legal demand and competition among firms to retain (or take) clients
- Increased client service demands and pressures on pricing
- Attorneys and staff with low levels of engagement
- Workflows and processes that lag behind technology and skills of the new generations
- Shifting expectations of new generations of attorneys and staff
- Attorneys who need business development knowledge and skills
- Demographic shifts putting pressure on development of next generation leaders, as well as shifting legacy knowledge (and clients)
We’ve learned rainmaking is not a prerequisite for leadership. And practice groups and committees led by naysayers appointed to silence dissension will not likely lead to good results, if any results at all. Leadership is about vision – seeing the future of your firm, and finding and employing opportunities along that path that enhance success. Leadership is about behaviors and skills, not titles. It is about expectations and feedback, strategy, tactics and accountability.
The future success of firms depends on well trained leaders, both business managers and lawyers. The business of law requires more leadership skills and knowledge of the business skills that differentiate successful firms from the rest. In short, successful business practices are required to overcome the challenges of today’s legal market.
The LLI Approach
Leadership cannot be developed solely by reading books or attending a webinar or seminars. While these serve a purpose, and can help provide foundational knowledge, the best learning environment is created with personal and real-world lessons. We design content to be practical and specific, so you have immediate application in your firm. We deliver content with hands on learning that is tied to the business challenges law firm leaders face today. And, all of our work is built around execution and accountability.