Lawyers need soft skills to thrive in the new economy says research
As the legal profession adjusts to life after lockdown Globe Law and Business launches a Special Report by Kim Tasso: Essential Soft Skills for Lawyers: What they are and how to develop them.
The Special Report:
• Explores research into importance of soft skills for modern lawyers
• Examines views of leading lawyers and human resource professionals on critical soft skills for lawyers through more than 20 interviews with (for example) Cleary Gottlieb, Keating Chambers, Mundays, Norton Rose Fulbright, Ropes & Gray and Thomson Snell & Passmore
• Investigates how lawyers develop soft skills and range of learning and development techniques available
• Provides overview of five essential soft skills for lawyers – Personal, communication, relationships, leadership and business development
• Draws on writer's experience coaching lawyers in soft skills including insights from learning & development professionals, small law firms and other specialists.
The importance of soft skills
• Stanford Research Institute reported that 75% of long-term job success depends upon soft skills mastery and only 25% on technical skills.
• Tested alongside 33 other important skills, emotional intelligence (EQ) subsumes most of them, including time management, decision-making and communication.
• EQ accounts for 58% of performance in all types of jobs and is the single biggest predictor in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence *
"Creativity is an essential part of complex problem-solving behaviour and was mentioned many times during the research interviews for this Special Report. It is also one of the areas where lawyers can 'robot-proof' themselves from the march of automation". (Kim Tasso)
To interview Kim Tasso or obtain a review copy, please contact Sian O'Neill.
Author: Kim Tasso - Red Star Kim Ltd
Publication date: Jul 2020
Format: A4 Softback
About Globe Law and Business
Globe Law and Business was established in 2005, and from the beginning, set out to create law books which are sufficiently high level to be of use to the experienced professional, yet still accessible. Most authors are drawn from Magic Circle and other top commercial firms, both in the UK and internationally.
Our titles are carefully produced, with utmost attention paid to editorial, design and production processes. This results in high-quality books which are easy to read, and a pleasure to own. We have recently expanded our portfolio to include journals and Special Reports.
* Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, TalentSmart, 2009