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About the Book
Leadership for Lawyers is the first book of its kind written by a lawyer for lawyers, judges, law firm administrators, and others in the legal profession to help them become more effective leaders.
The book explains various theories of leadership, provides practical advice on how to become a better leader, and shows how increasing leadership development education and training could significantly improve the legal profession as a whole.
With one chapter specifically devoted to women and leadership in the legal profession, this book is designed to improve the ability of women to advance to leadership positions in the profession.
Rubenstein shows lawyers why leadership is so vital for every successful legal organization. He takes the reader on a guided tour of the leadership literature of the past fifty years. He identifies the various brands of leadership that authors and business men and women have been teaching and practicing, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each. He shares success stories of leaders who have practiced leadership skills in order to steer their firms and companies to new heights. This book is a must for every partner in the firm, and every associate who strives to make partner.
What Others Are Saying
"A must-read for anyone interested in understanding not only the reasons for developing members of law firms and legal organizations into effective leaders, but the principles and best practices for doing so."
-- Thomas C. Grella - Managing Partner McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA, Asheville, NC
"Leadership for Lawyers contains important information for the lawyer who wants to work on the practice as well as in the practice. Herb Rubenstein points out that the industrialization of law firms with the principal goal of net profits requires new skills for the lawyer who wants to be a leader within the law practice. Simultaneously, every lawyer has a life outside the office where leadership skills are important.
This comprehensive book can help the reader identify and select what is the appropriate leadership style and role for the reader from a large variety of leadership styles and roles described in the book. While this book will not tell you how to become a leader, it will help you define what you need to be a leader both in and out of your office."
-- Jay G Foonberg, Noted Lecturer and author of How to Start and Build a Law Practice
"Leadership for Lawyers is an important and provocative book on a vital dimension of a life in the law."
-- Ben Heineman, Jr., VP of GE, Senior Counsel Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
"Leadership for Lawyers challenges the collective conscience of our profession in order to inspire and lead each of us to become better at who we are and what we do as lawyers."
-- Frank Sasinowski, Director Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.