Blog 2016-11-25T14:31:44+00:00

Entrance and Exit

The truth about career paths is that you enter….and you exit. As the saying goes – life is in the dots. During those “dot” years an important consideration is succession planning, yet very few professionals pause to create intentional paths to their own successors. The legal industry is struggling right alongside so many others, with [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Millennials are the Future – Today’s Followers Are Our Next Generation of Leaders

Millennials are the future. Without them we have no future. That’s a literal, yet powerful statement. I discussed in a previous post how many Generation X’ers and Baby Boomers have become good at labeling different behavior, or perhaps more accurately behavior we don’t understand as a result of a person belonging to the Millennial generation. [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Deloitte and the Bechdel Test: Shifting Gender Sands

It’s 2017, a decade past the Great Recession, and our workplace discussions are dominated by generational concerns, change management, and profitability. Leadership has become a measured part of profitability, at least in some industries, and corporate America is being challenged to equalize the opportunities and compensation among all people – inclusion has replaced diversity. Deloitte [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CHARACTER-istics

I’ve found myself in conversations recently where the dominant word is CHARACTER. In particular, measuring the character of one particular leader or another. Many organizations are struggling with their leaders, which is no surprise as our workplaces are transforming through technology and generations. Character is defined as the moral and mental qualities distinctive to an [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Leaders’ Lab

There are so many newsletters to read, experts to listen to, and information to be had in the legal industry. Absorbing all the content is one thing, finding a place to pause for conversation and integration is the next level. Welcome to Leaders’ Lab. The concept is simple: I’ll provide the video platform (all you [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

What’s That Label You’re Wearing? Millennials, Our Next Generation Leaders

It seems we find ourselves in a period of time when intergenerational tension is at its height, and Millennials are to blame for just about everything that’s wrong in the workplace, at least if you ask Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. I rarely go a day without hearing the “well, they are a Millennial” label [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Rubber Meet Road. Road Meet Rubber.

It’s happening. All the predictors, all the suggestions, and still here we are. Law firms are seeing the returns of their investment in culture, and it’s not completely pretty. In the past few weeks I have had more conversations about firms losing top talent, and top rainmakers, than in the past few years. What’s going [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|