“True intelligence is emotional intelligence.” ― Wald Wassermann While emotional intelligence has been, for some time now, recognised as a key leadership competency, in the current COVID-19 crisis, this skill has become more critical than ever. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, understand and manage your emotions and those of others. Being aware of your
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in more people working (indeed being mandated to work) remotely, with the concomitant result being that managers now need to manage employees they are no longer able to physically see and supervise. A common concern managers often have with remote working is whether there will be a drop in productivity
Why building a collaborative, team-orientated culture can exponentially benefit lawyers and law firms alike “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller As lawyers, we are trained to be individualistic, independent thinkers, self-reliant and territorial – holding on to and being very protective of our seemingly valuable resources,
The Lawyer-Leader – Inspiration Not Domination – Your Competitive Advantage The traditional law firm model is, in general, one of a ‘top down’ approach, one where more junior lawyers report to and are required to follow the instructions of more senior lawyers and where there is a clearly delineated ‘senior management’ who make and take
Attracting, motivating and then, importantly, retaining talent is no longer simply a question of who is able to throw the most money at a stellar candidate. It is now, and requires now, a more strategic and vastly different approach if a business is to remain profitable, viable and sustainable. Today’s workforce, and I refer here, in
“Innovation is the new competitive advantage” Julie Sweet Did you know that you have a rich source of ideas and innovation at your doorstep? Are you tapping into this creative force? If not, you are likely to be losing out on an invaluable ‘free’ source of competitive advantage. Your employees are the ‘eyes and ears’ of your
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