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Debra Baker

Law Firms’ Future Isn’t About Rainmaking. It’s About Change-Making

Meet the rising star of new law: the changemaker. Change-makers are lawyers with a relentless focus on growth who also recognize that long-term success requires more than revenue generation alone. With the head of a rainmaker and the heart of an innovator, change-makers are quickly becoming a driving force in helping partners buy into new ways of thinking.

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Debra Baker

Rethinking Law Firm Growth: Moving from Bottom Line to Triple Bottom Line Success Metrics

The legal profession has had a pretty good run. Lawyers are busy and overall law firm economics are solid. After a decade of declining and flat growth, 2018 brought an upward tick in demand. Key practices of corporate, litigation and employment all reported growth. Anecdotally, a general sense of “busyness” contributed to attorney confidence and sense of productivity.

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Alycia Sutor

Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report January 2019

For a long time, the people most prepared to articulate and advocate for inclusion efforts in law firms have been human resource professionals and diversity officers. Increasingly firms, however, are realizing that diversity plays an important role in their efforts to sell their services and build lasting relationships with clients. In fact, far from being a purely inward-facing function, diversity and inclusion efforts should be a central pillar of your firm’s business development strategy, and this team should be staffed accordingly.

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Deborah Knupp

Leadership in Distress: What Makes an Exceptional Leader

The GrowthPlay leadership team examined the sign of the times, and asked, what is it that we want to offer our community to elevate hope? That will create clarity and will drive some measure of control and confidence so that people can act courageously in this distress and post stress? With our Leadership in Distress Series we hope we can draw wisdom and best practices from those who really make a living navigating and helping leaders flourish in all times of prosperity and in spaces of crisis and distress.

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Deborah Knupp

Leadership in Distress: Opportunities for Exceptional Leadership

The GrowthPlay leadership team examined the sign of the times, and asked, what is it that we want to offer our community to elevate hope? That will create clarity and will drive some measure of control and confidence so that people can act courageously in this distress and post stress? With our Leadership in Distress Series we hope we can draw wisdom and best practices from those who really make a living navigating and helping leaders flourish in all times of prosperity and in spaces of crisis and distress.

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Alycia Sutor

Five Core Practices of Trusted Leaders: Provide Perspective

Provide Perspective

A fourth element of leadership and communication is providing perspective. Perspective gives people a sense that they are not alone, these circumstances aren’t personal, and this situation isn’t permanent – three tenets that help people embrace resiliency.

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Alycia Sutor

Five Core Practices of Trusted Leaders: Speak the Truth

Speak the Truth

It’s important to remember that leaders must not only inspire hope, but they also must ground us in reality, enabling teams to make informed and wise decisions. In a time of crisis, leaders need to strike a balance between not sugarcoating their message while remaining upbeat and optimistic

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