The Toughest Job in Big Law?

, The American Lawyer

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Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

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  • Natalie Loeb

    I‘m wondering if the intention of this article is to; as John Cleese would say "blatantly state the obvious" , or to encourage or discourage those in this very important leadership role in law firms. Having worked with senior leaders inside and outside of law firms, my thoughts are: Yes, an incredibly difficult and challenging job particularly in this day and age. Yes, requires more than most when it comes to "caretaking of individuals with differing personalities and egos". And if/when these leaders take off blinders and look around they will notice many other successful and effective leaders who have led organizations through disrupting times with even more people, egos and technology at play. Many of those leaders would frame that job as one of the most "rewarding" they have ever done, rather than the "toughest" job they have ever done. And I see at the end of the article (if most people get there and I hope they do, that some people describe their job as "love, adore and addicted to". If they don‘t I am sure they are struggling remaining in that job. I have been in and around big law for over 25 years. More recently I have been spending time with the leaders in those firms. They are up for this. The mindset in which they approach it is extremely critical. For a start; Read Mindset by Carol Dweck.

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