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Ackert delivers industry-leading business development solutions and expert training to service professionals and their firms.

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Ackert delivers industry-leading business development solutions and expert training to service professionals and their firms.

    Market Leaders Podcast - "Beyond the Optics of Diversity" with Gia Altreche

    Market Leaders Podcast - "Beyond the Optics of Diversity" with Gia Altreche

    Join David Ackert as he interviews Gia Altreche, Director of Business Development & Marketing at Newmeyer Dillion, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to hear them discuss:
    • How to position DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion) initiatives within your firm to affect meaningful change
    • How institutions can provide systemic support to BIPOC lawyers and other professionals
    • The importance of continual self-education as part of individual approaches to inclusion

    • 23 min
    Market Leaders Podcast: "Establishing Efficiency and Innovation Standards" with Kelly Harbour

    Market Leaders Podcast: "Establishing Efficiency and Innovation Standards" with Kelly Harbour

    Join David Ackert as he interviews Kelly Harbour, Director of Client Relations and Innovation at Goulston & Storrs, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to hear them discuss:
    • How she overhauled the data and tracking systems at Goulston to institute the SALI system, and how that translated to speed and flexibility in addressing new matters
    • How establishing clear standards improves matter management for both lawyers and clients
    • The ongoing developments of the SALI system, and how it’s shaping industry conventions

    • 12 min
    Market Leaders Podcast: Integrating Talent Strategy with Business Development with Brittaney Schmidt

    Market Leaders Podcast: Integrating Talent Strategy with Business Development with Brittaney Schmidt

    Join David Ackert as he interviews Brittaney Schmidt, Chief Talent Officer at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to hear them discuss:

    • Her journey from chief marketing and development officer to chief talent officer
    • Tips for managing stress and uncertainty during the pandemic
    • Her framework for holistic business development training across the cohorts at her firm
    • How she applies external client development principles to talent management

    • 19 min
    Market Leaders Podcast - "The Keys to a Successful Lateral Integration" with Anand David

    Market Leaders Podcast - "The Keys to a Successful Lateral Integration" with Anand David

    Join David Ackert as he interviews Anand David, Global Head of Lateral Partner Recruitment & Integration at Hogan Lovells, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to learn:

    • The relationship between talent acquisition and your strategic plan
    • How clients can improve diversity at law firms
    • How to define (and contextualize) the metrics of lateral integration
    • How culture drives integration success

    • 19 min
    Market Leaders Podcast—Bolstering Business Development Culture & Revenue at Law Firms w/ Mandy Hicks

    Market Leaders Podcast—Bolstering Business Development Culture & Revenue at Law Firms w/ Mandy Hicks

    Join David Ackert as he interviews Mandy Hicks, Director of Marketing and Communication at English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to hear them discuss:
    • How Mandy Hicks used PipelinePlus training and tracking software to shift mindsets and increase revenue at her firm
    • How she secured buy-in from practice group leaders
    • How to use role-modeling to inspire teamwork among lawyers
    • An effective approach to benchmarking, scoring, and advancing the firm’s strategic plan

    • 20 min
    Market Leaders Podcast: "Innovations in Legal Technology" with Joe Patrice

    Market Leaders Podcast: "Innovations in Legal Technology" with Joe Patrice

    Join Join David Ackert as he interviews Joe Patrice, Senior Editor at Above the Law., in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

    Tune in to hear them discuss:
    • Why lawyers have been slow to adopt technology
    • The technologies that are gaining traction at law firms
    • The latest legal innovations, as well as new additions to classic products

    • 12 min

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