The Entrepreneurial Law Firm

One of the most overused words by law firm leaders is entrepreneurial.  It has become a synonym for “being business like.”  But this ignores the critical element of the definition of an entrepreneur: assuming risk to achieve the opportunity for financial reward.  Accordingly, it is pretty well impossible to be both entrepreneurial and risk averse.... Continue Reading »

Consensus and the Caterpillar Effect

Here’s a shocker: law firms have difficulty with implementation.  Perhaps you’ve noticed that even firms with a really good grasp... Read more »

Succession Planning

It seems that every year there is a hot management topic that all law firm leaders want to talk about. ... Read more »

Hedging Your Bet: Dealing with the Risks of Dominance

Among lessons learned by law firms from the recession is the danger of having too much of their revenue dependent... Read more »

The Shark Tank Metric

One of the most common questions I get from Managing Partners and COO’s is, “How much should our firm be... Read more »