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Leading Professional People

Leading Professional People

In five articles for Legal Business we examine issues raised in the first series of our podcast.


Whatever happened to the heroes

Traditional leadership models suggest people hanker for a hero in time of crisis. That’s an unfamiliar and uncomfortable role for many professional firm leaders.

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Calling all reluctant leaders

Successful professional people are notoriously reluctant to take on the mantle of leadership. Increasingly, there are excellent reasons why they should.

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Balancing acts – partnership versus corporation

What makes partnerships so distinct from corporations in what they demand of the people who lead them.

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The global/local leadership conundrum

Leading a professional firm with offices spread across multiple countries always creates a tension between global and local priorities. What feels like a leadership challenge actually reflects a deeper and very human struggle.

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Collaboration in isolation

As client issues become increasingly complex, working collaboratively to provide solutions is critical. Can leaders maintain a collaborative culture in the world of remote working?

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