Lawyers are the only true source of a competitive advantage for your firm and managing them effectively is not only a crucial skill - it’s a priority.
But let’s face it, lawyers are not all natural managers and balancing fee earning with management demands can prove a tough and unrewarding challenge for the ill-equipped.
Managing Partner’s Talent Management for Lawyers: A Hands-On Guide is designed specifically to help lawyers develop their line-management capability to get the most out of legal talent.
This compact management hand-book is filled with practical tips, action points and advice that can be implemented immediately to promote effective talent management practices within your firm.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding talent management – key benefits and trends;
- Good talent management practices:
* How to become skilled at managing talent
* Making it a priority
* Giving feedback well
* Engaging and motivating talent
- Avoiding bad talent management practices;
- Overcoming barriers to successful talent management;
- Developing your line management capability;
- The importance of emotional intelligence in talent management;
- Keeping the long-term view in mind for sustainable success;
- Managing diverse groups with specific characteristics;
- The importance of development;
- Talent and career management – career planning and succession programmes; and
- Understanding the importance of appreciation.
Genuine accounts from a range of lawyers – from trainees to equity partners – and legal services industry experts reveal the common pitfalls and successes currently being experienced ‘in the field.’
You will also gain invaluable insight into the innovative and award winning talent strategies of leading firms including: Field Fisher Waterhouse, DLA Piper, Mayer Brown, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Lewis Silkin, Norton Rose, Simmons and Simmons, and Eversheds to name a few.
Chapter 1: Who is talent?
Chapter 2: What is talent management?
Chapter 3: Good talent management practice
Chapter 4: Bad talent management practice
Chapter 5: Overcoming barriers to successful talent management
Chapter 6: Developing your line management capability
Chapter 7: The importance of emotional intelligence in talent management
Chapter 8: Keeping the long-term view in mind
Chapter 9: The importance of a diverse view of talent
Chapter 10: Talent and performance development
Chapter 11: Talent and career management
Chapter 12: Talent and rewards
Chapter 13: Talent management excellence – High calibre firms
Chapter 14: Talent management from the horse’s mouthDownload chapters