Do you match a better job offer an employee receives?

In almost any business setting, including a law firm, your employees might get a better offer elsewhere at some point. For some employees, they might not even seek out the job offer. In other words, if you have a law firm with great employees, many of these employees will be sought after. They will be…

Your employees will need to learn from their own mistakes

It would be nice if you could simply tell your employees what to do and what not to do. It would be great if they would always take this advice happily. After all, if you are a law firm manager or owner, you have inevitably made many mistakes (and also learned lots of things) over…

Employees want to get paid more, while clients want to pay less

Running a law firm can result in having to balance various competing interests. One of the most interesting quandaries that a law firm can face is realizing that employees almost always want to get paid more, while clients are almost always looking to pay less. This is one of the most interesting catch-22’s that are…

What’s the motive behind your employee’s actions

When you are running a law firm, there are often going to be times where employees are falling below your expectations. Employees can fall below expectations in a number of ways. You could be worried about the quality of the work being performed by your employee. For one reason or another, the employee could just…

The importance of setting an optimistic tone

Running a law firm can certainly be an enjoyable experience in many ways.  It can be satisfying when things are going well.  For example, it’s a great thing when you feel like your firm is providing representation to clients that delights them. It is always great times when a law firm is doing well from a…

The importance of balancing professional and personal

For those of you who are law firm partners, managers or supervisors, balancing the professional and personal in the workplace can oftentimes be difficult and blurry.  On one hand, you need your employees to respect you as a law firm partner, manager or supervisor.  On the other hand, many law firm partners, manager or supervisors…

Avoiding an affluenza mindset in your law firm

Has anybody not heard about the “affluenza” teen at this point?  This is a story that has been all over the news. If you haven’t heard, a teenager killed four individuals while drunk driving in 2013.  Ultimately, he was put on probation for 10-years when a defense witness testified that he suffered from affluenza.  As…

Law firms should reward loyal and selfless employees

One of the most common questions many have is how employees should be rewarded and promoted within the law firm.  For some, this is a real source of debate and they don’t know the answer. At the end of the day, the answer to this question is easy.  The answer is loyalty to the firm…

What Cardinals’ baseball can teach you about running a law firm

After the 2011 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had a big decision to make.  They had to decide whether to sign Albert Pujols to a long-term and expensive contract or ultimately let him walk because: (a) the price was too high when compared to the impact they thought he’d provide for the team based on…