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Today is the last day of free access to MIT Solan Management Review. There are many highly thoughtful articles for legal professionals considering leadership, management, innovation, AI, and talent development. Here are three I enjoyed.
Your manager/boss wants (at least) five things without having to ask: take the lead, communicate your struggles, be prepared, ask and challenge, and help her help you.
Law firm leaders need to consider and understand significant events and trends to direct fluidly the firm's direction and strategy. This article considers some of the current trends to evaluate and address.
Offices should be designed to foster collaboration and enable meetings. How often are conference rooms overbooked and/or unavailable? Business leaders should provide the necessary space.
A thoughtful discussion of the challenges of making business decisions given the increasing wealth of data, analytics, knowledge sharing, and rapid communications. The article suggests breaking down decisions into four types: (1) Big-bet decisions, (2) cross-cutting decisions, (3) delegated decisions, and (4) ad hoc decisions. The article also suggests how to vary decision making processes according to the circumstances.
Creativity is associated with superior performance. Although this McKinsey article discusses creativity in the context of advertising and marketing excellence, there are a number of concepts that translate across businesses [...]
With each passing day, we are increasingly living in an algorithmic universe, due to the easy accumulation of big data. How can management provide some kind of check on the sometimes naïve, sometimes sophisticated corporate use of algorithms?
Understand your people, your clients & customers. See The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017. Some takeaways: They are more comfortable with plain, straight-talking language from business leaders; respond to passionate opinions; and identify with leaders who appeal to anyone who might feel “left out” or isolated. While they recognize the value of technology, 51% feel that they will need to retrain at some point and 40% see automation as a threat to their jobs. Looking forward: while millennials see great potential in GenZ, but believe these younger employees will need a lot of support when they enter the workforce.
ILTA just released a four-part audio webinar series -- the Leadership Toolkit (Handiing Conflict, Facilitation, Emotional Intelligence, and Decision Making). Honored to be one of the speakers in the series along with Diana Hunter, Doreen Ward and Joy Rush. The Leadership Toolkit will provide you opportunities to listen and gain knowledge to add to your leadership tool set through relatively short, topical presentations focusing on the many skills a good leader needs.