Is there enough training for lawyers to be people managers?
Experienced Lawyers.....do you feel that Private Practice firms provide the requisite training for Senior Associates, and Partners, to be good people managers?
I have had a number of conversations recently where new Senior Associates feel they do not have the training they need to do the hardest job of all - managing people.
And it is a regular occurrence where a lawyer will provide me with feedback that their reporting Partner is a great lawyer, but doesn't have much time for them or is not in tune with their wants and needs (be careful that these wants and needs don't cross the line into entitlement...). This is a significant factor which leads to increased staff turnover.
Do you think there should be more training available for lawyers?
The resounding answer from most lawyers is "yes" - because they get none at all. Something has to change!