October 14, 2015

At Last! A Call for Generalists

For years, thought leaders in law firm management have been telling lawyers that the days of the generalist are gone and that the most successful lawyers are those who specialize.  While this may be true in terms of the substantive practice of law, a recent Harvard Business Review article suggests that today, generalists often play a critical role in business organizations – in leadership and management. In Leading People When They Know More Than You Do, Wanda T. Wallace andDavid Creelman point out that most executives in knowledge-driven businesses grew up in an era of “specialist management.”  In law firms, […]