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THE DEATH OF DEFERENCE

Death of Deference By Nick Jarrett-Kerr | Jan 29, 2019 Lawyers have always been a distrustful bunch, but in the last twenty years the growth of larger law firms on the back of increased accountability and performance management seems to have repressed independence of thought amongst professionals, who…

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The 4 Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience

Leaders who understand how brains work can make themselves and their teams more nimble, innovative, and resilient. Kevin Chin wants his executives to limber up their brains. Chin’s investment company, Arowana, based in Sydney, Australia, is expanding into London, Los Angeles, and Asia, and “it is imperative to have a senior leadership team…

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Why you should stop avoiding conflict in the workplace

When organizations avoid conflict, they’re missing out on productivity and innovation. I was recently hired to help a group of doctors work through their issues and get their business back on a growth trajectory. They aren’t talking much. They’re barely making eye contact. After only a few hours, it’s clear…

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Innovations in Your Office’s Technology Can Bring Big Benefits

ActiveCo Tech It may seem like business technology and innovation is stagnating, but we assure you that it’s still constantly improving. It’s often the lack of awareness, leading to lack of adoption, of these technologies that is the problem. Improving data accessibility, and thus, productivity is…

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Perception Traps: Distortions and Deficits

Is seeing believing? It should not be.  Our perceptions can be superficial and incomplete.  Car accident witnesses describe the same event differently.  Law firm owners, associate lawyers, and legal support personnel see the same office, but what registers with them varies significantly.  We see through our filters without even recognizing…

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What Is Cultural Fit and How Do You Hire for It?

Every company has its own corporate culture and proverbial personality. “Corporate culture” refers to a company’s general attitude, which often reflects the mindset of a company’s upper management and serves as a common premise that defines how things are done and what is valued. Company culture is an integral part…

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The 5 Key Drivers of Client Loyalty

Key Drivers of client loyalty Client loyalty is the Holy Grail for lawyers. Not only do loyal clients continue to feed your coffers, they also bring you new clients by way of referral. You want them. You need them. But getting and keeping them is challenging…

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7 Things To Consider Before Hiring An Agency

A past BCLMA presenter has put together his top findings and practical how to’s for all things SEO and Law Firms. Whether you want to learn to do it yourself or you want tips and ideas on how to manage your current SEO vendors – this is the document to…

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How to Write an Engaging, Client-Focused Professional Bio

Your professional biography is one of the most important pieces of copy you’ll ever write about yourself. It’s your opportunity to showcase your work, capabilities, and areas of expertise, and what makes you stand out from your competitors. Your bio can serve as an important business development tool if it is well-crafted……

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How Firms Should Be Measuring the Profitability of Matters

Matter profitability matters. Yet most firms struggle to measure it in a manner that is accurate, focused on the levers partners control, and inclines partners to take action. Using margin per partner Hour (MPH) to measure profitability delivers on these objectives. The MPH measure enables assessment of profitability on matters…

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