The mission of McMillin & Associates is to always help companies achieve tangible results - geared directly toward the company's strategic plan - that make a real difference in their operation.
Strong leadership and client trust are paramount in the legal field.
McMillin & Associates works with numerous legal powerhouses. Recognizing that they sometimes need outside counsel and assistance to move their senior leadership to the next level of performance, these firms called upon McMillin & Associates for help.
This case study represents the experiences of numerous international law firms who turned to McMillin & Associates for assistance.
McMillin met their needs with a customized approach, using techniques for maximum results. Beginning with the 360į feedback process with each lawyer, the McMillin team helped them discover their personal strengths and weaknesses. For most, this was the first time they had the opportunity to gain this awareness. With awareness comes the opportunity for change. To that end, McMillin & Associates then facilitated individuals to construct their own professional development plan. The McMillin team then followed up with individual coaching aimed at helping them implement their goals. In addition to monitoring each person's progress, McMillin also served as a resource for advice on specific situations.
The law firms were pleased to gain the unique insights provided in these exercises and reported a heightened level of positive changes as their people started working toward their personal strengths. With the valuable insights of how to better relate to their colleagues, they saw their leadership improve in their effectiveness.
What these lawyers especially liked about working with McMillin & Associates is their honest and direct feedback. Hearing the facts about the dynamics of their collegial culture enabled them to develop stronger relationships and resolve issues they have had difficulty with in the past.
Sports / Entertainment
The world of sports and entertainment management is a major industry. Senior managers in this business face several unique characteristics and challenges, however. These include interaction with creative performers and professional athletes, demanding travel schedules and adapting to working in a variety of different locations and venues.
When presenting leadership workshops for senior management in this industry, McMillin & Associates customizes its approach to address these specific challenges. The focus, as always, is to help the organization achieve its strategic goals.
As part of the workshops, participants conducted self-assessments to discover their individual management style. Armed with this knowledge about themselves, they crafted personal development plans, and the McMillin team facilitated and monitored the progress of each individual.
Despite the challenges of their industry, these senior managers said that, after working with McMillin & Associates, people from different departments in their organizations worked better together overall. They also reported some positive things -- volunteer days for employees, a suggestion box and new ongoing training programs Ė they initiated as a result.
Managers also noted that McMillin & Associates was easy to work with and related well to them. They added that the McMillin team didnít dwell on insignificant, but inevitable, group conflicts that were obstacles to tackling important challenges. They praise McMillin & Associates for their ability, instead, to cut through the red tape, isolate and focus on the organizationís core issues.
Furthermore, managers were impressed with the McMillin teamís solid commitment andpassion for people and their performance. Working with the team, they reported, was not only a fulfilling personal experience, but also improved their bottom line by making people more effective.