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The Leader Shift in Law: Shifting Gears to Lead in the 21st Century

During this exclusive Podcast, Netlaw Media is delighted to present ‘London Law Expo 2017’ Keynote speaker Jeff Nischwitz – President, The Nischwitz Group

In an exclusive interview ahead of his key Keynote presentation on ‘The Leader Shift in Law: Shifting Gears to Lead in the 21st Century‘, Jeff discusses

  • As the original Author of ‘Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law – what gaps did you identify within the sector at that time that led to the creation of this book?
  • Many would say this is still extremely relevant today, have you seen a noticeable change in the culture of leadership and the approach within the sector?
  • Looking at leadership today, you discuss the concept of integrated leadership ‘LIVINGSHIP’ in your new book ‘Unmask’ – what are the key differences in your outlook?
  • How does ‘LIVINGSHIP’ enhance engagement and performance?
  • With law firms experiencing a seismic shift within the leadership of their organisations, what do you perceive as the necessary traits for individuals to lead in the current climate?
  • What are your predictions for the next generation of leaders
  • What should we expect from your keynote discussion at The London Law Expo 2017?

Jeff Nischwitz – President, The Nischwitz Group.

From successful large law firm partner to founder of his own entrepreneurial law firm, Jeff Nischwitz successfully built a client base while practicing law and building a law firm. Jeff has “walked the walk” as a large firm partner, as a solo practitioner, and as the founder and leader of an entrepreneurial business law firm, which provides him with a diverse and practical perspective on the business of law and law firms.

Jeff’s first book, Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law (ABA 2007) offers innovative and practical advice on building an exceptional law firm, including leadership essentials in the business of law.

“Jeff’s book (Think Again!) is the gold standard of how a firm should be managed and how lawyers should endeavor to promote their practice.  I consider your book to be an invaluable resource for law firm managers.” Michael Foster, Jackson Kelly, PLLC.

“This hot-off-the-press title is the best new book to be published on growing and running a law firm in several years. It’s insightful, comprehensive, and unusually well written. It’s a must read.” Bill Jawitz, Jawitz Legal Consulting.

“In my view, if your firm only takes advantage of one new reference source or planning tool this year, this book is the one to select. It will encourage you to take a brutally honest look at what’s working and what’s not within your firm and to exercise your professional muscle to make change happen. … It’s one of the most valuable books I have read in my 20 plus years as a practice management consultant and coach.” Nancy Bylerly Jones, Lawyers USA.

Jeff is also the author of two other leadership books: Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader (Motivational Press 2014) and Arrows of Truth: Simple Shifts for Personal Transformation (Eagle Heart Press 2017).

Jeff’s business experience as the Vice President of Business Development for CBIZ, a national accounting and professional services firm, and his role as the Chief Growth Officer for another Cleveland law firm provides Jeff with a unique insider’s perspective on the leadership in the legal profession.

Jeff Nischwitz is the Founder and of The Nischwitz Group (, a training, consulting and coaching company that helps lawyers and law firms accelerate their results. Jeff works with law firms and law firm leaders in four core areas: business development training and coaching, team and leadership development, client experience, and law firm succession planning and future leader development. Jeff is also a national speaker on the topics of professional business development, team effectiveness and execution, building client centric law firms, transformational leadership and succession planning.

Jeff graduated from Ohio Northern University (B.S. Business Administration 1981, magna cum laude) and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D. 1984, magna cum laude). Jeff works at the intersection of law, business and leadership and helps his clients lead differently and more with more impact in the 21st Century.


Roger Kennedy, Professional Radio Presenter and Journalist

Roger Kennedy is a professional Radio Presenter and Journalist with over 25 years experience working full-time for top UK radio stations.

Over the years Roger has presented live and recorded programmes on a wide range of specialist topics, including Motoring, Business, Personal Finance, Consumer Electronics, Holidays, Legal Issues, Medical, and many more. He has also been Head of Programming, Features Producer and Programme Controller at several different radio stations.

For 4 years Roger presented Decision makers, a weekly Business and Finance programme, covering all subjects to do with personal finance and running a business. Roger would get advice on the programme from top Bankers, Solicitors, Entrepreneurs and Politicians. Guests included such names as Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, William Hague and Tony Blair.