Welcome to the Strategic Legal Leadership Blog. My hope is that I can help lawyers to be better leaders in the practice of law, and in their professional lives. Being a lawyer is about leading others in a positive way. It is primarily about influence. One of the most basic definitions of leadership is simply “influence”. Being a lawyer is therefore very much about being a leader.
Over twelve years of leading my law firm as managing partner, as well as many more years in leadership positions within my law firm and other professional organizations, I have come to realize that theories of leadership are very easy to understand, but not as easy to apply. I hope that through this blog I might help others understand my views on the application of basic leadership laws and principles to leadership of a law firm and the clients the firm says it serves.
I hope you will check back at least weekly. I hope you will find my insight and experience of leading lawyers helpful in your own law practice, professional organization or business.