Monday, December 20th, 2021

Thoughts on Why

“Some men see things as they are, and say why. I dream of things that never were and say why not. – Robert F. Kennedy

Why are some firms not having a serious people shortage and others are desperately looking for people?

  • It might be about your brand and reputation.
  • Are you the cool firm in town or are you the old school firm?
  • Do you have team members who you should have let go about five years ago?
  • Do you have abusive clients who you can never simply “pull the plug” on?
  • Do you close the week between Christmas and New Years?
  • Do you fully fund and support team members efforts to pass The Exam?
  • Do you aggressively delegate work downward or just keep doing it yourself?
  • Do you have (and reward) a qualified, professional firm administrator?
  • Do you invest in coaching and training for your firm administrator?
  • Do you provide the needed training so managers can actually manage and excite their direct reports?
  • Do you struggle with managing remote employees?

Early January is a good time to do a management review of your own firm? Gather your leaders and identify the pros and cons of working for your firm? Where are the pain points? What have you been ignoring for years?

  • "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
  • Bil Keane

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