Law firms and lawyers often have difficulty with engagement and collaboration, as the focus in developing lawyers (and rightfully so) is on technical legal skills, intelligence and attention to detail. However, these areas and collaboration are often mutually exclusive. This engaging course discusses how law firms and lawyers can break this cycle and encourage teamwork, engagement and collaboration towards higher performance as both individuals and teams.
Mitya New is a passionate and leading global business educator with an impressive track record of experience in team leadership and transforming performance in matrix organisations. He also serves as faculty at leading business schools in Asia and Europe.
After over 15 years in CEO roles in both Asia and Europe Mitya founded Leading OrganisationsTM to leverage his global and multi-cultural leadership experience and focus on his passion in developing the performance both of individual leaders and leadership teams in large organizations.
During his career with Reuters (now ThomsonReuters) Mitya led the company’s businesses as Managing Director in Hungary, India and South Asia, Japan and the Nordic & Baltic region. In these roles Mitya successfully led large teams, often spread across a number of countries, to deliver P&L results. He headed and designed organisational transformation programmes in these businesses, as well as across Asia, that improved team capabilities in strategic output, leadership development, talent retention, and operational execution. He was also the Managing Director for Dow Jones in India, where he established and built the operation from the ground up, setting in place the strategy, people and operational foundations for the business.
Mitya was born in Indonesia, grew up in Hong Kong and is a native English-speaker. He also speaks German and Italian fluently and Mandarin Chinese well. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Britain, Germany and Scandinavia. In his spare time, Mitya is a passionate tennis and golf competitor.