Do You Have the Stomach (or Brain?) for an Internal Firm Blog?

Michael Schrage of CIO Magazine has a characteristically sane and clear-eyed column about the value—and the concomitant risk—of free-wheeling internal corporate blogs, and he apparently has the goods on some in-house Fortune 500 examples. What topics do...

Good Work is Its Own Reward. Not.

Do you know who your key clients are?  That is, the clients whose loss would seriously affect your firm’s economics?  I sincerely hope you do, and mine is not to preach the importantce of what I hope is a self-evident key "metric" for your...

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Booz-Allen’s Strategy + Business might appear an odd source for counsel on law firm management, but sometimes it helps to do a little mental stretching and try to imagine how concepts developed around consumer packaged goods, apparel, and healthcare, might apply...

Is JD/MBA An Oxymoron?

If the law is a business, should law school be more like business school?  This New York Law Journal article provides the full spectrum of perspectives on that question, making it either journalistically professional and even-handed or else a complete hodgepodge...

What If You’re Not the Alpha Male?

"Management all comes down to people." How often have we heard that, and how often is it honored in the breach? CFO Magazine writes that the knee-jerk assumption that everyone in each department (in this case, surprise, finance) wants to be promoted to the...

Take Me to Your Leader

"Leadership" is as elusive a concept as there is in business—not that that has prevented scores of writers spilling torrents of ink on it.  (The general form of the tautology in this management literature is:  It requires a great leader to...
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