In this episode, Alay and Joan discuss: 

  • Focusing on balance in work and in life.
  • The culture of a firm. 
  • Creating a “unicorn” law firm. 
  • Tips on identifying culture. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Be a sponge for knowledge – never stop learning and growing and understanding yourself. 
  • Hire diversely – you do not want all of your employees to be exactly like you.
  • Employees want to be part of the vision and decision-making process. They want to feel like they have a stake in the firm.
  • You need trust from your clients, but you also need trust from your employees. Both are required to build a successful firm. 

 

Tweetable Moments:

  • “It was about attracting the right kinds of people at the right time, and then structuring the firm right.” —  Alay Yajnik
  • “She’s hiring the folks to fill these roles…to make sure she’s counterbalancing her strengths and weaknesses.” —  Joan Sebring
  • “If you have a vision for the organization, include your employees in that vision and some of those decisions. They want to be part of the success because they’re along for the ride with you.” —  Joan Sebring
  • “If you are trying to build something special, that does something for its employees and has a purpose and a vision, culture is a factor that you need to consider.” —  Alay Yajnik

  

 

About Joan Sebring:

Joan Sebring is a Certified Practice Advisor with Law Firm Success Group. Joan earned her B.S in Accounting from King’s College and her M.B.A. from Adelphi University. Joan loves all things water-related: surfing, sailing, SCUBA, snorkeling, and offshore big game fishing.

 

Areas of Expertise:

Starting a Law Firm

Business Development

Administration

Management

 

 

Referenced Episode:

https://www.lawfirmsuccessgroup.com/law-firm-growth-with-renee-ross/ 

 

Connect with Joan Sebring: 

Website:  https://www.lawfirmsuccessgroup.com/team-members/joan-sebring/ 

 

 

Connect with Alay Yajnik: 

Website: LawyerBusinessAdvantage.com

One Page Strategic Plan: LawFirmSuccessGroup.com

Email: Alay@YajnikGroup.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alayyajnik

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