Review of "Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas"

Professor Stephen Mayson has written a thoughtful review of my book in Modern Legal Practice Journal, and raised some interesting questions about the future of professional service firms.

He says: ‘Professor Empson’s articulation and explanation of the concepts and dynamics of leadership provides a wealth of analytical tools for understanding the often subtle and sophisticated use of influence, as well as the keys to practising (and appreciating) non-political politicking.’

You can read the full review below, reproduced with permission from Globe Law and Business (

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