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Silos can be insidious and damaging and come in vertical and horizontal form

Posted in Business Models, Culture, Legal Profession, Management
Silos are insidious; they can develop by stealth both vertically and horizontally and once embedded in your culture and way of doing business, can be difficult to dislodge. Left to mature they can be hugely damaging. The best bet is to recognise the danger, assess your position and start tackling the problem (Sean Larkan graphic - Edge International)

One often hears partners or legal leaders mention ‘silos’ as an issue in their firm. Mostly, firms struggle to deal with this insidious threat that can, by stealth, undermine much of what is good about a firm and over time, cause extensive damage or block progress. Also, once they are embedded in the culture and… Continue Reading

Thought Leadership ideas for leaders – Part Three

Posted in Brand, Leadership, Legal Profession, Management, Personal Brand, Strategy, Thought Leader, Thought Leadership
TWG Part 3

This is the final in a three-part series on Thought Leadership (click to see Part One or Two) based around an interview with Think Write Grow author Grant Butler. Himself a thought leader in his field he has provided some invaluable insights – these can be borne in mind as you ponder how to incorporate thought… Continue Reading

Large law firms perform well but feel the heat

Posted in Australasia, Leadership, Legal Profession, Uncategorized
Frog in pot FLAT

Despite a period of patchy M&A work, scratchy demanding clients and less ‘sticky’ partners, Australia’s ten largest law firms (Big Law Australia: BLA) have recently reported record gross fees, high equity partner profits coupled with a bullish view of their future world (Alex Boxsell and Samantha Bowers reporting in AFR 16 September 2011). However, they are… Continue Reading

Am Law Profitability Index – powerful performance comparisons of offices, divisions & firms

Posted in Leadership
Am Law Profitability Index graphic

The profitability index is an important metric in the 2011 Am Law 200 performance reports when comparing top US law firm performance. However, as the authors state: “Some of this year’s Am Law 200 metrics, such as gross revenue, PPP, and revenue per lawyer, are straightforward. And because they are easy to comprehend in a list,… Continue Reading