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Dream chasers: Developing an entrepreneurial law firm culture

Managing partner Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia shares how he developed an entrepreneurial culture at Oxford & Beaumont

27 April 2012


Key takeaway points:

  1. Challenge your team to constantly challenge the status quo. Ask yourself and your team regularly: what is wrong with the firm?

  2. Have no sacred cows. Other than your values, everything should be up for debate.

  3. Create systems that ensure you are listening to and capturing the voice of your team. Build into those systems the ability to express concerns anonymously.

  4. Never be scared to take risks. If you have high achievers that buy into the decision, you will figure it out, whether it works out or not.

 

I consider myself an entrepreneur first and a lawyer second. At the age of 14, I started a greetings card business and, at 18, Ghana’s first youth television show. In 2006, I was part of the team that built from scratch United Bank of Africa Gha...

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