Firm leaders can learn from good parenting styles in their quest for perfection, says Dr Bob Murray 

Is there such as thing as the ‘perfect’ law firm leader or the ‘perfect’ parent?

One of the things science has shown us is that we humans need other humans to give us time and attention. That’s what makes us feel supported and valued; and has to be part of perfection in terms of both parenting and managing.

However, we frequently settle for less than perfection in both areas. In many ways, that’s just as well since the search for total perfection often robs us of the flexibility that allows us to cope with the very imperfect social environment in which we live.

And besides, in most areas of life each one of us has a different idea of what perfection means. It’s often tied to the...

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