team performance

Inheriting a new team – how to decide which team members to keep?

When you get made up to partner, either through a promotion or a lateral move, it is not uncommon to inherit a new team, or a dysfunctional group of people who happen – more because of a HR structure chart – to belong to the same team. Your long term success as partner is driven …

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Most popular (and effective) tactics to fix a struggling team

In last week’s blog post I talked about the need for partners to successfully manage and lead their team. However, what happens if you inherit a struggling team? After all, the professions are full of dysfunctional teams and non-team players. In this article, Jon Baker discusses how to fix the struggling team, once and for …

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How to keep your team happy when they are stressed out with tough deadlines

No-one said that being in the professions would be easy! However, when you get to manager in a practice you get given the equivalent of a ‘hospital pass’. On the one hand you need to keep your clients and partner happy. Then you also need to keep your team happy and motivated, often by asking …

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