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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The 2 easy things you can do to increase your team’s performance

In our experience it is not impossible to get to partner without the support of a great team to deliver your client’s work. (Does that match your experience?) However, if you are going to take the next step up to full equity partner, you need to have built a very strong team supporting you. After …

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Team away days… an 8 point action plan to get them right – Part 3

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a …

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Team away days… Where do they go wrong? Part 2

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a …

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Team away days… Are they just a waste of time and money? Part 1

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a …

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