It’s hard to run a law firm. So much is asked of you, and you have only so much time to accomplish it all. Maybe you don’t always know the answers, but you’re afraid to show weakness. How do you delegate and trust people to get the job done right? J.L. King has the answers.
J.L. King, II, is an experienced civil trial lawyer in Georgia. He primarily represents catastrophically injured victims and the families of individuals who have died as a result of negligence. Before he chose this focus, J.L. worked for one of the premier insurance defense firms in the southeastern United States.
On this week’s episode, Maria speaks with J.L. about his small-town upbringing, how you can be a good lawyer and a good marketer, being a good delegator, why things don’t always have to be perfect, and the ins and outs of managing your staff.
- You can’t be the best at everything. Recognize your limitations. Even the most successful people have things they aren’t good at. They accept it and learn where to put their focus to best benefit the company. There’s no shame in asking for help.
- Consider part-time employees. Staffing can be highly stressful. Hiring, firing, and questions about overstaffing and understaffing can all be overwhelming. Consider hiring someone part-time who can fill a gap or jump between departments when needed. They can be a help at the most stressful moments.
- Delegate. Delegate. Delegate. Hire people that complement your weaknesses. Not good at marketing? Hire a marketing manager. Not good at writing? Hire a copywriter. Trust those people with their tasks, and don’t micromanage. This kind of trust can take a lot of weight off your shoulders.