Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Law School Leadership In A Time Of Crisis

TED Talk:  Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe (click on YouTube button on bottom right to view video directly on YouTube to avoid interruption caused by blog's refresh rate):

Simon 2Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action:

"It doesn't matter what you do, it matters Why you do it." With a little discipline, anyone can learn to inspire. Start With Why offers an unconventional perspective that explains the reasons some leaders and organizations are more innovative, more profitable, command greater loyalties from customers and employees alike and, most importantly, are able to repeat their success over and over. 

Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t:

Imagine a world where nearly everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels safe and valued while they are there, then returns home feeling fulfilled. Leaders Eat Last is for those leaders and organizations committed to creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

(Hat Tip: Greg McNeal.)

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I don't particularly think the issue is leadership. The problem is that law school faculty and administration do not want to give up anything that matters to them (money, free time). There’s nothing particularly hard about lowering your price, you just have to be ready to make that concession. Thus, no special leader is required for the necessary change. For now, law schools and administration are striving for the same goal of maintaining the same compensation/work structure they currently have while surviving as an institution. Thus, the leaders are concentrated on tinkering with course offerings and new marketing strategies. So basically law schools are getting the leadership they want.

Posted by: JM | May 26, 2015 10:08:34 AM

Simon Sinek: "It doesn't matter what you do, it matters Why you do it."

Intentions are not enough. This quote needs expanding… with all good intent, of course.

Thomas A. Edison: “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.”

Harvey MacKay: “Good intentions aren't enough. People have good intentions when they set a goal to do something, but then they miss a deadline or other milestone.”

James A. Owns: “Don't ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity.”

Margaret Thatcher: “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.”

Posted by: Woody | May 26, 2015 7:11:53 AM