Category: Leadership

What Does “Executive Presence” Mean in 2024?

June 10, 2024
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Expecting law firm leaders to demonstrate a strong “executive presence” isn’t new. What’s changing is the definition of executive presence — and the skills you need to demonstrate it.

Traditionally, leaders who exhibited executive presence were those with the hard-to-define quality of “gravitas.” (In practice, this word often was synonymous with “male.”) Solid communication skills as well as looking and dressing the...

Can Playing Poker Advance Your Career?

March 18, 2024
Kelly McNees

We’ve written about how learning to play golf and joining male peers on the course may help women advance their careers. If golf doesn’t feel like a fit, would you consider playing poker? Casino nights are popular at social and charity events, making poker games potential opportunities to interact with clients and prospects. And the...

Does Your Firm Have a Reputation Management Strategy?

August 28, 2023
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To be effective, reputation management needs to be proactive, not just reactive. That means your law firm has to do more than just defend itself after being criticized online. Anticipating areas where you may be vulnerable and implementing systems to catch problems before they start will help you control the narrative about your organization. Without a strategy in place, your firm could unwittingly find itself struggling to manage a crisis that could have been...

What 2022 Challenges Tell Us About the Rest of 2023

March 13, 2023
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We are more than halfway through the first quarter of 2023, but the outlook — in the legal industry and across the broader economy — is still a bit hard to pin down. One way to try to understand what law firms may face in the remainder of the year is to glance back at 2022. Legal industry reports analyzing law firm performance last year can shed light on trends, but firm leaders should bear in mind that the past several years have been highly unusual, and a...