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Patrick McKenna: How new managing partners can avoid being 'blindsided'

Newly-elected managing partners should decline the position if they are not given months to prepare for it, Patrick McKenna tells Manju Manglani

23 April 2015

Newly-elected managing partners should decline the position if they are
not given months to prepare for it, Patrick McKenna tells Manju Manglani

Many new managing partners are
not prepared for the realities of what it takes to be successful in
the role. Indeed, the vast majority end up being "blindsided by all kinds of issues
that they had no idea they would be facing,"
says Patrick McKenna.

Author of the recently-published
The Changing of the Guard: Selecting
your Next Firm
Leader1 and a
seasoned management consultant,
he has witnessed many cases of new managing partners struggling under
the weight of unreal...

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