All firms have it. Leadership hopes it will fix itself, but it won’t. Dealing with underperforming partners is one of those topics that make managing partners and firm leaders cringe. No one wants to have “the talk” with the underperformer. To be an effective leader and to move your firm forward you must address this situation no matter how uncomfortable it makes you.
At the end of the this playbook event, the audience will be able to:
- Understand the cost of underperformance
- Identify the reasons for underperforming partners
- Create a framework to improve the individual’s practice
Legal Talent Development Expert
Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is an international legal talent development expert with over 25 years of experience in success coaching for attorneys and executing high impact programs for law firms. She has created and implemented firm wide initiatives that help attorneys, and their firms maximize productivity while maintaining engagement. Known for engaging and educational programs, Dr. Abrahams is a sought-after keynote speaker, program facilitator and law firm advisor.
As a talent development leader, she has handled every aspect of an attorneys’ firm life from onboarding and integration, through mentoring and substantive training to succession planning and exit interviews. Dr. Abrahams wrote three books published by the American Bar Association, contributed to three other books, and has pinned over 120 articles related to professional and business development in the legal profession.
Dr. Abrahams’ experience includes client relationship building, business development techniques, communication skills, and management/leadership development training. She has conducted over 300 seminars on a wide variety of topics for esteemed audiences at the ABA, ALA, NALP, local bar associations, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, University of Virginia, University of Chicago and Duke Law Schools as well as others.
She was appointed to the Professional Development Committee of the Law Practice Division of the ABA and served as the chair of the Professional Development Advisory Committee of the Association of Legal Administrators.
Because of her love of teaching Dr. Abrahams served on the faculty for a decade at the Center for Management Development at Florida International University. She also served as an adjunct professor in the doctoral program “Organizational Leadership” at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Abrahams has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Miami and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.