What’s Wrong with Perfect? In Today’s Changing Environment, A Lot

What’s Wrong with Perfect? In Today’s Changing Environment, A Lot

Perfectionism is a tendency with which many of us have an intimate familiarity. In our personal lives, we acknowledge that demanding perfection from those around us, such as our spouses or children, is detrimental and can harm our relationships. In ourselves, we tolerate perfectionism as part of who we are, sometimes embracing it and other times reflecting (or needing to be reminded) that “to err is human.” Yet perfectionism in our professional lives, particularly in our approach to deliverables, is often regarded as an acceptable norm. As an extension of that, perfectionism embedded in a firm’s culture...

Make 2017 the Year to Get Smart

Make 2017 the Year to Get Smart

Just a handful of today’s law firms boast a truly sophisticated CI function; one capable of contributing at a high level to the firm’s most vital decisions: where to open a new office, whether a new service offering responds to existing client needs, what are the vulnerabilities in a competitor’s position (and how to capitalize on it), what innovations are capturing client dollars, which strategic priorities demand the greatest investment of resources in the short- and long-term, etc. Yet it is here where CI offers the most promise for the future. Why not make 2017 the year to take your law firm’s CI to the next level?