Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms (2004) (Table of Contents)
Matthew Parsons

Finally, a book that integrates know-how, professional development, information management, economics, and technology in a comprehensive formula for truly successful knowledge management. Drawing upon his credentials as a lawyer, and accountant, and a former law firm KM director, Matthew Parsons shares his expertise, providing real-world advice, hypothesis, and metaphor in a refreshingly readable narrative. Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms should be a primary resource for anyone looking to develop an effective KM strategy, particularly within the law community.


Engaged! How Leaders Build Organizations Where Employees Love to Come to Work (2012)  (Table of Contents)
Peter Barron Stark & Jane Flaherty

Discover the Heartbeat of Every Successful Organization Employee Engagement and Achieve Excellence in Your Workplace. Every organization faces challenges and hardships. Engaged! teaches leaders how to overcome their most difficult obstacle: employee engagement . By pinpointing specific areas leaders can focus on and change, this book shows how one leader can effectively change the entire workplace environment for the better.


The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing your Firm (2009)  (Table of Contents)
Arthur G. Greene

Good governance and a positive culture in a law firm go hand in hand. It is difficult to find a law firm that has achieved success without having a superior culture, on that creates the best work environment and helps everyone succeed. This new guide, The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing your Firm, is a practical and valuable resource for those firms that want to provide better client service, as well as improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the culture of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage and govern the firm. It provides you with guidance on leadership and partnership issues and basic running of the law firm, as well as: Creating a motivating and positive culture within the firm; Establishing effective compensation plans for partners and associates to protect the firm; How to properly budget, manage financials on a monthly basis, bring in revenue and be profitable; Set goals for the firm and the employees; Hire, train, and mentor the legal staff; Streamline management and address management problems; and much more!

BONUS: Includes a companion CD-Rom with more than 25 model forms, partnership agreements, worksheets, questionnaires, policy forms, and more.


Lessons in Leadership, Essential Skills for Lawyers (2013) (Table of Contents)

Thomas C. Grella

All too often, the difference between a successful and unsuccessful law firm is the quality of its leadership. Exemplary leaders have the power to motivate attorneys and staff to serve clients, collaborate, and innovate to the best of their ability. In times of trouble, ineffective leadership can drive a firm to ruin. Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers will be required reading for any attorney--from newly hired associates to seasoned managing partners--seeking to develop their leadership skills. Through a series of practical lessons, veteran law firm leader Tom Grella draws from his own experiences and applies time-tested leadership principles to lawyers and law firms.


Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performance Profitable Firms Through the Science of Engagement (2017) (Table of Contents)
Anne Brafford

Many firms take it on faith that there’s only one way to attract and retain top talent and motivate peak performance: Ever-rising salaries. But has it worked? Firms’ hyper-competitive cultures, complaints of growing incivility and demoralization, a diversity crisis at the top, and a revolving door of talent suggest that it’s time to try something new.

Positive Professionals is a practical handbook of science-backed strategies to foster full engagement by enhancing people’s experience of meaningful work, of feeling valued and valuable, and of growing and developing. Skeptical of a new approach? That’s natural. But it has science on its side. The book’s well-researched business case convincingly shows that greater engagement boosts not only individual well-being but also profitability, productivity, performance, retention of talent, and client satisfaction.



Responsible Managers Get Results (1998) (Table of Contents)
Gerald W. Faust; Richard L. Lyles; Will Phillips

That makes a successful manager? Intelligence, leadership ability, outstanding organizational skills, just plain old perseverance? These are not enough, say the authors. Responsibility -- being responsible enough to do what it takes to produce thenecessary results -- is the prime determinant of management (and business) success.This book contains detailed, step-by-step guidelines and procedures for developing the two key skills of a responsible manager -- problem solving and getting people to work together.


Reviving Work Ethic (2012) (Table of Contents)
Eric Chester


For frustrated managers and leaders, a guide to instilling a strong work ethic in the modern workforce.Work ethic in America is fast declining, plaguing young and old alike. But in Reviving Work Ethic, Eric Chester shows that you do best to focus on your young employees--those whose habits and ideals can still be influenced. He presents an incisive look at the root of the entitlement mentality that afflicts many in the emerging workforce and shows readers the specific actions they can take to give their employees a deep commitment to performing excellent work.


Supervisory and Leadership Skills in the Modern Law Practice (2006)  (Table of Contents)
Paul J. Zwier


There are two answers to the question of why to take the time to supervise. First, professionalism and professional responsibility require it. Second, in law firms—large and small—and for-profit enterprises with in-house legal departments, it is in the senior lawyer’s economic interest to train and to give feedback. In not-for-profit and government law organizations, the institution and its client base are best served by well-trained and productive junior lawyers.

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Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life 2008  (Table of Contents)
Stewart D. Friedman

Now more than ever, your success as a leader isn't just about being a great business person. You've got to be a great person, performing well in all domains of your life -- your work, your home, your community, and your private self. The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don't have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for how to perform well as a leader not by trading off one domain for another, but by finding mutual value among all four.