In my prior articles in this series, we explored two leadership concepts - the first being the behaviors that you should exhibit to be a leader worthy of following, and the second being the activities that will affect the degree to which you are able to influence others.To be honest, though, most of the partners or owners that I encounter don't want to talk about how they can be a more effective leader. Instead, they want to know how to motivate others in their firm to exhibit leadership behaviors and undertake leadership activities. That will be the focus of this and a subsequent article - to explore methods for developing leaders in your practice.

To begin the leadership development process, we always ask the firm's top partners and owners to focus first on their own leadership behaviors and activities at work, because they are far more likely to impact the behaviors, activities and outcomes of their fellow partners, managers and staff when they are walking the walk, so to speak.

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