Want Better Lawyers Faster? Build a Coaching Culture

Want Better Lawyers Faster? Build a Coaching Culture

Wouldn‘t it be great if every law firm had a coaching culture?

I don‘t say this as someone whose business involves selling coaching to law firms, I say it as a coach. As someone who’s an advocate for coaching, someone who believes that everyone who’s open to the process would benefit from coaching. I say it because I have seen first-hand the transformation that coaching can bring to individuals, both professionally and in life in general.

Your Next Career Coach Might Just Be an AI

Your Next Career Coach Might Just Be an AI

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, the possibilities of a more human-like experience of AI open up. And, with that comes the possibility of an AI career coach that is able to bring new techniques and approaches to executive coaching. In ‘Your Next Career Coach Might Just Be an AI’, published on LinkedIn, Nicholas Jelfs-Jelf takes a look at what the future may hold.

Check-The-Box Skills Training Doesn’t Work… And Here's Why

Lawyers may leave a typical training program equipped with a new skill - at least in the abstract sense - but not necessarily with any guidance on how to develop or refine it over time. And, most likely, time constraints mean that a training program design doesn’t allow for learners to practice their new skills. Coaching, on the other hand, enables participants to explore and hone their new skillset through a guided and individualized process.

Due Diligence From The Lateral Partner’s Perspective

Law360, New York (June 13, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Over the last decade the number of lateral moves and the investment that firms continue to make in partner hiring have grown exponentially (a 2015 ALM Legal Intelligence Report estimated $1.3 billion in lateral partner compensation alone in 2014). Despite the expenditure, firms active in the lateral market experience unremarkable success rates (around 50 percent, according to various surveys). Therefore, it is hardly surprising that firms are looking for ways to enhance their rates of return on lateral investments.