“The Difficulties Will Argue for Themselves”

Are lawyers by nature poor leaders?  This leadership coach thinks so.  The counts of the indictment: Leaders take risks; lawyers are notoriously risk-averse. Leaders are deeply curious, and listen more than they talk; sound like any lawyer you’ve met...

Drucker Distills It All

Some people are legendary for a reason, among whom I count Peter Drucker on management. If you only read one thing today, this should be it.  Eight practices, one rule. Pithy, pointed, and...

Is Lit Support Stronger in the US Than in the UK?

If a University of California study is to be believed, 800MB of electronic data is generated every year for every man, woman, and child on the planet. (And some of us are responsible for more than others.)  Be that as it may, this Legal Week article is a nice...

Should You Be Holding a Monthly Press Conference?

A recurrent theme in the managerial literature surrounds the pitfalls and difficulties encountered when a line manager moves up to a "CXO" level position and must simultaneously shed the comfortable involvement with the day-to-day "transactional"...

SOX & Knee-Capping Our Comparative Advantage

I rarely if ever will use this blog for editorial purposes, but as a securities lawyer who chose that practice specialty primarily out of my (economist’s) immense respect for the United States’ capital markets—an area where we have a comparative...
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