Articles and White Papers

A New, Collaborative Model for Lawyer Professional Development

June 26, 2018

This new model for lawyer professional development — far better aligned to the present and future than the old, divided responsibility model — is offered as a starting point for a revolution in talent development.


Podcast Interview with Professor Scott Westfahl on the New Model of Professional Development

January 18, 2018

Scott Westfahl, HLS Professor and Faculty Director of Executive Education, speaks with Good2bSocial’s Tim Baran about the new model for developing lawyers – including the emergence of design thinking and creativity thinking principles, using networks for problem solving, and teaching law students to work in teams to promote innovation.


Podcast Interview with Dr. Heidi K. Gardner on Smart Collaboration

January 18, 2018

Collaboration will be more important tomorrow than it is today. During this Legal Marketing 2.0 podcast episode, Dr. Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at HLS Center on the Legal Profession, joins Good2bSocial’s CEO Guy Alvarez to discuss the research based benefits of smart collaboration in the legal industry.


Delegating Effectively to Develop and Motivate Others

December 7, 2017

In this article published in Law Practice Magazine, Professor Scott Westfahl and Anusia Gillespie discuss how delegating work within law firms satisfies both client and associate needs.


Industry-Focused Collaboration for Law Firms (LMA Podcast)

November 21, 2017

Legal marketers can help their firms implement industry sector strategies, but what does it take to be successful? In this episode, LMA President Jill Weber and Dr. Heidi Gardner discuss ways you can help your firms succeed with industry-focused collaboration.


Law Firms Must Transition To An Industry Sector Approach

November 2, 2017

In this article, author Heidi Gardner, distinguished fellow at the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, is interviewed by Anusia Gillespie on the necessity of a law firm’s transition to an industry sector approach, and the steps to get there.


Three Myths of Collaboration

October 11, 2017

View this Facebook Live session with Accelerated Leadership Program Chair and CLP Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Heidi Gardner. Watch here!


Podcast Interview with Professor Scott Westfahl on Finding Common Ground with Millennials

September 12, 2017

On the most recent episode of LeftFoot podcast, Professor Scott Westfahl speaks with host Nicole Giantonio about working with Millennials. How are they different from previous generations and how can their strengths be leveraged? Listen online or download from iTunes.    


The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

July 24, 2017

The issue. For over 15 years, 50 percent of law school graduates have been women, and yet women comprise only 18 percent of the equity partnerships at AmLaw 200 firms. This meager 2 percent increase from the number of female equity partners in 2006 — which could, with a bad few years, just as easily be reversed — reinforces the existence of a proverbial leak in the pipeline.[1] Yet as globalization and technology build the thunderclouds of disruption over our heads, the corporate legal profession resists meaningful reflection and change.


The Leadership Imperative: A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development in the Global Age of More for Less

July 6, 2017

Notwithstanding the increasing importance of technology, the practice of corporate law is—and is likely to remain for the foreseeable future—a human capital business. As a result, law firms must continue to attract, develop, and retain talented lawyers. Unfortunately, the traditional approach, which divides responsibility for professional development among law schools, which are supposed to teach […]