This episode is about resilience. To explore this topic, I speak with Dr. Larry Richard (J.D. Ph.D) - a world leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behaviour. This episode defines resilience, considers why lawyers are typically not resilient, offers tips on how to improve their resiliency and shares some insight for in-house leaders. We also perform some myth-busting about the trope of the perfectionist lawyer.
You can find out more about Dr Larry Richard by visiting his website: https://www.lawyerbrain.com/, or read his bio below
Dr Larry Richard is the founder and CEO of LawyerBrain LLC (www.lawyerbrain.com), a consulting firm that serves premier law firms and corporate legal departments in the areas of leadership, change management, teams and collaboration, talent selection and development, feedback, motivation and lawyer resilience and well-being.
Dr Richard is recognized as the leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. In addition, Dr. Richard is one of the leading experts in helping law firms and legal departments to improve organizational functioning, resolve organizational conflict, and restore morale. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he was a litigator for ten years before earning his PhD in psychology from Temple University. Since then, he has gathered and analyzed personality data on thousands of lawyers, and consulted with hundreds of legal providers on a wide range of complex behavioral issues.
Prior to founding LawyerBrain, Dr. Richard chaired the Leadership & Organization Improvement practice at Hildebrandt International, the legal specialty consultancy for 7 years. Previous to that, he was a partner at Altman Weil, another prominent legal consultancy.
Known for his ability to distill cutting edge scientific principles into actionable recommendations for improving lawyer performance, Dr Richard is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and a sought-after keynote speaker, as well as a highly sought after consultant to leaders of law firms and corporate legal departments.