The author is one of those rare executives who not only understood competent administration, but also high-level strategic thinking. It is a rarity to find both characteristics existing in a person. His breadth and depth of understanding operations and strategy is unique among law firm leadership. He has always been a prolific writer and his thoughtful erudite writings have been greatly enjoyed over the years. His breadth of understanding and knowledge regarding administration and leadership is as fulsome as anyone could be. But it is his down to earth advice about "what to do" that adds immensely to the value of his writings. No wasteful jargon, self-aggrandizement's, but simply good clear commentary and advice.
Clear, down to earth and practical advice on a wide range of topics such as leadership, innovation, strategic planning, financial management, legal project management, among other topics, is difficult to find in one book. This book should be on everyone's bookshelf who has a managerial or leadership role in a law firm. In fact any lawyer who wants to better understand effective operations and management in a law firm should possess a copy. Readers will quickly begin to underline and highlight many areas that will benefit them in their work in a law firm and the book will quickly become dog-eared.
About the Author
Who is Stephen Mabey?
Stephen Mabey is a CPA, CA, and the Managing Director of Applied Strategies, Inc. His credentials include:
•A Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management
•Over 100 articles on law firm management published in legal periodicals in the United States & Canada;
•More than 25 years in a senior management role with 200+ lawyer multi-office law firm; and
•Over 11 years providing advice and counsel to small and mid-size law firms.
He has advised on a wide range of law firm issues, including - strategic planning, leadership, succession planning, business development, capitalization of partnerships, lawyer & staff engagement, marketing, key performance indicators, competitive intelligence, finance, mergers, practice transitioning, compensation, organizational structures, and partnership arrangements.
His clients use phrases such as to describe him "His advice and the solutions were tailored to our unique needs and business context"; "It's as though he "got us" right away and didn't waste our time (or our money) on the unnecessary stuff"; "Stephen was invaluable in helping us steer through a difficult time of transition within our firm";" He has helped our firm immensely over the past number of years, and we are most appreciative of his contribution it's like have a CEO on retainer"; "Steve possesses that rare ability to bluntly deliver tough and practical business advice while maintaining his personal warmth and good humor"; "Stephen has been invaluable in assisting with and guiding us through our strategic planning process. His broad knowledge and experience, combined with his engaging and inclusive facilitation style, promotes thoughtful and productive discussion among our partners "; and Steve always pushes the leading edge in terms of new ideas and new ways to carry on business".
Steve can be reached by email – email@example.com or phone at 902.499.3895