Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2008

Leading from the Side

by Thomas J. DeLong


Harriet Cornwall, a partner at the law firm of Kensington Palmer, LLP, is made lead over a fellow group of attorneys. Put in charge of guiding her colleagues in their annual goal-setting initiative, she notices four that need special attention. Cornwall must address their poor performance and goals as a colleague rather than as a manager.

Keywords: Goals and Objectives; Managerial Roles; Performance Evaluation; Partners and Partnerships;


DeLong, Thomas J. "Leading from the Side." Harvard Business School Case 409-023, July 2008.