Is Leadership Ineffable?

A subject to which I probably do not recur frequently enough is the thorny one of "Leadership."  Partly why—I hope by way of explanation and not excuse—is that it’s perhaps more difficult to say something intelligent about leadership...

“Reed Smith University” Six Months On

When it was first announced several months ago, I noted Reed-Smith’s creation of an ambitious initiative into executive education called "Reed Smith University," created in partnership with the Wharton School of Business.  At the time, I asked...

Practice Group Management Forum 2005

Thanks to Susan Raridon Lambreth of Hildebrandt International, guru of Practice Group Management, I was able to serve as blogger-in-residence at this conference held here in New York over the last two days.  I’m happy to be able to report that the attendees...

Blogging ALM Media’s “CIO/CTO Summit”

Thanks to Monica Bay and Kimberly Fine of ALM Media, I was able to participate as "blogger in residence" at ALM’s "CIO/CTO Summit 2005," held here at the Hilton Times Square this Wednesday and Thursday.  I am pleased to report that the...

The Deal Market is Back! But Hey, What About the Rest of Us?

The American Lawyer‘s cover story this month is about how the corporate/transactional deal market "is back," five years after it went away.  Equity offerings nearly tripled in value in 2004 (to $43-billion, famously including Google) and an...

Savvy Blawgers’ Query #2: The Future of The Billable Hour

This Just In:  Results of "Savvy Blawgers" Query #2 The second query to this august group concerned the future of the billable hour.  My original email to the Savvy Blawgers reads in pertinent part: You should also know that I’m going to be a...
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