Nick is one of the leading UK advisers to law firms on leadership, management and strategy. He was a founder member of The Law Society’s Law Management Section and served as Chairman for two years and he has a special interest is law firm governance, partnership performance criteria and partner development.
I have met Nick and he is really a top notch consultant and this comes through in the podcast.
This is high end stuff and I would recommend all partners in law firms listen to this. Charon asks deceptively simple questions and the answers are very insightful and really relevant to law firm management in these competitive times.
The start begins with Charon asking what does a management partner do?
Nick gives a three fold answer namely cash, overall vision and ensures that the firm punches its weight in the market place.
Nick indicates that managing partners are "not so at good at management activities" and observes that the "softer stuff does not get so valued" but as Nick alludes to, one of the ways around is that very important management tasks in given in "bite sized chunks"
Great stuff and Charon & Nick explore about if management partners can be good rainmakers and about the issue of human capital management in law firms.
Charon even manages get Nick to make a reference to Rioja. Cheers Charon.