Research has established that social and emotional intelligence increases leadership effectiveness, productivity, and profitability for an organization. Using the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)® , one of the most comprehensive instruments on the market today, this workshop helps participants to identify their emotional intelligence strengths, target their development opportunities, and create a development plan with actionable strategies for building EQ.
The Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile teaches participants to understand themselves and others while learning to appreciate the different priorities, preferences and values each individual brings to the workplace. Through this interactive workshop, which provides personalized insights and actionable strategies, participants learn how to manage their challenges and adapt to the style of others, strengthening teamwork and collaboration in the workplace.
Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is a group training and personalized learning experience that connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands. This application brings together best practices from 300 experts in over 150 organizations, the important work of prominent scholars, and over four years of additional research and development to provide participants with an actionable path toward more effective leadership.
In addition to leadership workshops, we offer training, coaching, and consulting on a variety of topics - a few examples are listed below. All of our programs are customized to fit your organization's culture and needs. Please contact us for more information.
Giving Feedback So It Will Be Heard
Using Feedback to Advance Your Career
The Art of Delegation
Building Your Brand Inside Your Organization
Coaching Skills for Effective Mentoring
Laying the Ground Work for Success
Take Charge of Your Career
Improving Career Satisfaction in Place
Exploring a Career Transition
Years ago, the question most frequently asked by associate candidates in interviews was, "How long is your partnership track?" Today, they are more likely to ask, "What is your culture like?" Today's new associates seek a collegial culture that supports informal training and mentoring and strong partner-associate relationships. They will invest their time and talent in serving your clients, but want to know that they will receive a return on that investment in the form of meaningful work experience guided by experienced mentors. We will help you to attract the best and brightest by strengthening your mentoring and coaching programs.
While structured training can provide instruction on practice area basics, communicate updates on the law, and identify best practices, the most effective learning happens through hands-on work on increasingly challenging assignments. But without effective assignment coordination, supervision, and mentoring, the benefits of work experience may be lost, or worse, poor habits can develop. Do not rely on classroom training or outside seminars to develop your associates. We will help you design an integrated talent management system that coordinates training, coaching, mentoring, and effective feedback practices.
Law students typically graduate with finely honed analytical skills, but little knowledge of how to use these skills to serve real-life clients. New associates can only learn these skills through mentoring and supervision by experienced attorneys. Yet, unless your firm demonstrates that it values associate development, experienced lawyers tend to de-prioritize training and mentoring activities. Without structure and intention, development efforts become hit or miss. We will help you to create a culture that values associate development, trains senior lawyers to be better mentors and supervisors, and delivers a return on these investments.
It is not enough to attract top associate candidates and develop them. Unless you retain them for a significant period, your investment can go down the drain. Poor supervisors can erode morale, negatively impact productivity, and ultimately, drive associates away, costing the firm hundreds of thousands of dollars in talent replacement and re-training costs. Provide training and coaching to your supervising lawyers so they can elicit their associates' best work, build strong relationships, and engender loyalty to the firm. We will show you how.
Many firms overlook the development support that mid-level and senior associates need as they approach partnership. Too often, attorneys who excelled as associates - delivering strong work product and high billable hours - flounder after reaching the partnership stage. Success as a partner requires new skills, including leadership, practice management, and business development capabilities. We will help you design a program that conveys your firm's partnership expectations and prepares your associates to meet them.
New lawyers develop most rapidly in an environment that provides meaningful work assignments, intensified mentoring, training on basic practice skills, and opportunities to observe senior lawyers in action. Without a structured program, however, first-years are often relegated to the most basic assignments, such as document review and legal research that, while billable, offer limited learning value. We will help you create a focused program that will accelerate their advancement and increase their value to the firm.
Research has proven that professionals who are engaged and 'all in' with their employers provide better client service, stay longer, and help make the firm more profitable. Engagement is heightened when associates know what is expected of them, have opportunities to learn, are encouraged in their development, and receive regular check-ins on their career progress. Find out how our lawyer consultation services can increase the associate engagement level at your firm.