“This book tells you all you need to know about how to get on.” The Times
“Relatively few books have been written with assistant solicitors in mind, about how to succeed at the business of being a lawyer… fewer still have devised a programme for so doing that runs alongside a book. This book does both.”Law Society (The Law Management Section)
5 star rating HR Magazine
In my book Juggling the Big 3 for Lawyers, I urge lawyers to synergize and work together on the basis that the group can achieve far more than any single individual—especially when the styles and expertise of the group members are complementary. While this seems obvious, I know that lawyers love evidence. So here it is:
Researchers have documented that the collective intelligence among groups of people who cooperate well extends beyond the cognitive abilities of the groups’ individual members.
So: no surprise there. But what may surprise you is that the study also found that the collective abilities of the group were highest in groups whose members had the highest levels of “social sensitivity”. (Social sensitivity has to do with how well a person is able to perceive other people’s emotions.)
So: how socially sensitive are the people on your team? And—possibly more pertinently—how socially sensitive are the people you’re recruiting?
Posted on 02/10/2010