Through the Talent Management Consulting team, Major, Lindsey & Africa offers an array of services designed to make law firms and in-house legal departments more efficient and effective. We also offer executive coaching designed to help individual attorneys to be more impactful in their current or future roles.
All services are provided or supervised by an International Coach Federation-certified executive coach who has more than 35 years of experience as a lawyer, manager, consultant and coach.
Law departments and law firms must respond to rapid changes in business and the legal/regulatory environment. They must also maintain a culture that attracts and retains top legal talent. Major, Lindsey & Africa has more than 30 years of experience advising law departments. Jointly with our Managed Legal Services team, or through an individual engagement, our Talent Management Consulting team provides a variety of services to law department leaders, including:
Assessments provide insights into a wide range of talent management topics, including work style, fit for a specific role, fit with company culture, emotional intelligence and feedback from colleagues. They are extremely useful in coaching as well as part of the search process.
For use in a variety of situations, including as part of the selection process for senior roles, we offer the Hogan Assessments, which provide a rich set of insights into how an individual shows up under normal circumstances and under stress, as well as insights into that person’s values and motivations. This information is also very useful in ongoing developmental coaching once a person is hired.
Our talent management consultants are also certified in the Myers-Briggs, DISC, EQi 2.0 and a variety of 360 assessments offered by the Center for Creative Leadership. These assessments are appropriate for use as part of team-building workshops, organizational and law department evaluation, and other projects.
We offer a highly customized approach to coaching for leaders, managers and those who aspire to leadership positions. We work closely with coaching clients as thinking partners and hold them accountable to reach their goals. Coaching clients are typically:
"Major, Lindsey & Africa was a tremendous help during our law department's strategic planning process. MLA's team worked collaboratively with our legal team and our business leaders to identify the department's strengths, areas for improvement and future needs. The team helped to assess our talent and formulate a growth and technology optimization plan to meet the needs of our evolving company. Major, Lindsey & Africa was a true partner in every phase of the project."
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