If you’re delegating thoroughly and mindfully, you’re automatically acting as a good communicator and mentor as well. Whether you’re a senior associate leading a team of more junior attorneys or a partner overseeing an entire practice group, you can improve your delegation skills by focusing on the following seven crucial elements.
When you think of the qualities required for a successful career as an attorney, what comes to mind? Intelligence? Knowledge? Competency? Ambition? Absolutely. But there’s a crucial skill that many people overlook — self-awareness.
It’s a simple fact of doing business that sometimes your talent will move on. How this reality is handled can have a profound impact on your firm’s health, reputation, and prospects for future success. Offering outplacement support is an excellent way to handle departures in a way that supports not only the attorney who’s leaving, but also your firm’s remaining attorney talent and ever-growing alumni network.
Reflecting on our work over the last year, I’m impressed at the depth of insights, incisiveness of observations, and spirit of generosity with which the NB&A team supports our clients and one another. Here are a few highlights from the consultants’ practices over the last year.
Nurturing talented associates—and retaining them—is critical to your firm’s long-term success. And you already have a valuable resource for developing leaders: outstanding mid-level and senior associates who can teach others.
We’re all prone to making generation-based assumptions that undermine good collaboration. Luckily, it’s an easy problem to correct: simply shift to a role-based perspective
If you want to really succeed — to leverage your effectiveness by ensuring you have strong, loyal teams ready to work on your matters — treat your colleagues as you do your valued clients.
The following eight tips will help you support more junior attorneys with feedback that’s digestible, helpful, and actionable — and that will not only help them become better lawyers, but will make your interactions more productive and enjoyable to boot.
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