#124: Managing Associates

In today’s episode, I’m answering a listener’s questions about management issues. From training associates to managing the expectations of firm leaders, partners, and clients, there are so many nuggets in this episode. If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate managing others on a team, this is a must-listen!

Things you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What it’s like to manage up and down at the same time
  • Why you can’t be a people-pleaser if you want to be a good manager
  • The difference between a manager and a leader
  • Why transparency is so important to be an effective manager or leader
  • Best practices for giving feedback to associates, especially when they make mistakes
  • How to handle clients who don’t like someone on your team

Have a question you’d like me to answer? Email [email protected] and I might just cover it in an upcoming episode.

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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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