Leadership Lessons From Battlefield to Boardroom

Leadership Lessons From Battlefield to Boardroom

Domain: Marketing Management and Leadership

The legal industry is at a tipping point. Pricing, project management and practice management professionals need to bring innovative solutions to help their law firms remain relevant. To drive this change, they must seek out knowledge and have strong communication skills to become effective leaders within their firms. During the keynote address, retired U.S. Army colonel Steve Merkel will share the skills that have helped him become an effective leader and build high performing teams on the battlefield and inside a law firm.

Steve served in the United States Army for more than 30 years and led teams of all sizes both in peacetime and in combat – ranging from a few subordinates to well over 4,000. Most recently, he served as chief of operations of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Steve now serves as the chief operating officer for Barnes & Thornburg LLP based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve has found the similarities between the military and legal profession to be surprising and profound. You will walk away from this session with actionable steps that will help you become an effective leader within your law firm during a time of constant change.

Topics Include:

  • Examine what traits and skills lead to effective leadership
  • Provide tangible tips for leaders to develop effective leadership characteristics in themselves
  • Discuss three key characteristics of a high-performing team and how leaders can foster them

Steve Merkel, Chief Operating Officer & Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Member Price: $59
Prospective Member Price: $79

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