Leading in a law firm is different.

Between managing clients, formulating winning legal strategy and doing their own work, partners often have little time left to actually manage their people.

Imagine this scenario for partners:


  • They work with people whom they can rely on—who are as committed as they are to do the job well.

  • They have time to focus on their highest and best skills, rather than having to continuously wade in the minutiae.

  • Their teams consistently deliver results that make clients happy—and hire the firm repeatedly.

  • Work stress feels manageable, and they find it easier to sleep at night.

  • Associates love to work for these partners—finding their days appropriately challenging and invigorating.

The good news?

All of this is possible.

Bad news? It does require some effort.

 Partners may have to unlearn some outdated management skills that are no longer effective and relearn leading-edge, best practices that work for today’s associates.

Leveraging Joychiever’s Hierarchy of Engagement, the Leading with Impact eLearning program offers a framework of 12 techniques that increase engagement while decreasing burnout. This program goes beyond foundational managements skills, such as delegation and feedback, and focuses on next-level approaches to create a culture that increases retention.

Recommended Program Structure

While the eLearning program can be available to partners to take on their own timetable, we recommend a more structured approach.

Partners are going to want to talk about these best practices. Some of them challenge the status quo so partners will need an opportunity to dig in and debate some of these ideas before they will adopt them. Other concepts will be new so having a forum for discussion will help them to assimilate these ideas more quickly.

We recommend a 5-meeting experience where partners watch eLearning modules (approximately 30-40 minutes) and then attend a 60-minute cohort meeting with other partners.

Meeting #1

  • Introduction

  • A glimpse into the engagement problem

  • Well-being, burnout and engagement

  • The Framework

Meeting #2

  • Emphasize time over value

  • Allow workload and deadlines to lead to exhaustion

  • Enable always-on pressure

Meeting #3

  • Capitulate to the strain of stress

  • Downplay the criticality of rest and play

  • Depreciate the importance of most joyous strengths

Meeting #4

  • Allow routine to lead to boreout

  • Focus on flexibility rather than autonomy

  • Overlook the advantages of encouraging authenticity

Meeting #5

  • Fail to appreciate and recognize often enough

  • Neglect to cultivate connection

  • Undervalue the power of purpose

  • Next Steps

Program Features

17 practical video lessons

88 tips and best practices to manage more effectively

A facilitation guide for each meeting

Firm-branded launch materials

Five pre-meeting email teasers to induce participation

Before and after survey to assess skill development

I want to help partners in my firm develop successful team associates.


To learn more or to book Tracy LaLonde for your next event, contact info@joychiever.com