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Author Archive : Michael Short

Posted In: Compensation, Leadership Development, Partner & Associate Compensation, Strategy

The Challenge of “Coasters” in Prospective Compensation Systems

There are many positive aspects to prospective Partner compensation systems but they have one glaring weakness that many law firm leaders wrestle with

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Posted In: Strategy

Q2 – The Bellwether of Annual Performance for Law Firms

Last month I posed the question, “What if you didn’t hit budget in 2016?” This month, I want to look forward into 2017

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Posted In: Capital Structure, Leadership Support, Strategy

What if you didn’t hit budget in 2016?

As we continue to review and dissect 2016, something feels a little different to me.  My recent conversations with law firm leaders suggest

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Posted In: Development, Implementation, Strategy

10 Questions That Need Answers for a Successful 2017 (and Beyond)

At about this time last year, I wrote a blog about 10 Projects That Can Produce Big Results in 2016.  My goal was

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Posted In: Organizational Structure, Talent Strategy, Training & Coaching

Who Will Be Income Partners in the Future?

In July, I wrote a blog entitled Who Will Be the Owners of Law Firms in the Future. My goal at that time

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Posted In: Strategy

The “Soft” Drivers of Profitability

One of the many painful lessons learned by the legal industry from the recession is that the key to economic success is a

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Posted In: Leadership Training, Market Intelligence, Organizational Structure, Strategy, Talent Strategy, Training & Coaching

Who Will Be The Owners of Law Firms in the Future?

We are often asked what we think law firms will look like in the future. What will the leverage model be? Will the

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Posted In: Strategy, Talent Strategy

The Challenges of “Staying in Place” to Address Succession Planning

Over the past few months, we’ve dedicated much of our blog space to the significant challenges associated with succession planning in law firms.

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Posted In: Featured, Market Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organizational Structure, Strategy, Talent Strategy

The Impact of Succession Challenges in Smaller Markets

  Last month I wrote about the succession planning challenges that many firms are, or will soon face. Based on what we’re hearing

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Posted In: Market Intelligence, Organizational Structure, Partner & Associate Compensation, Strategy, Talent Strategy

Succession Planning Challenges – No Real Surprises Here

There is a well-deserved and surprising focus on succession planning within many law firms right now. The “well deserved” focus is justified because

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