In this episode, Michael McCready shares his experience as a lawyer and CEO of McCready Law, his approach to running a law firm like a business, the importance of creating a positive work culture, and the value of mentoring and training.
Gresh and Michael also talk about the use of technology to make business processes more efficient and the significance of understanding oneself as a leader. The interview emphasizes the idea that being a CEO is not just about individual success, but also about taking care of and empowering the team.
One of the key aspects that sets McCready Law apart is the emphasis on creating a positive company culture. Michael believes that lawyers should not be seen as stuffy or condescending, but as approachable individuals who understand the human aspect of the legal profession.
Michael McCready's journey as a CEO highlights the importance of building a successful business culture. By running his law firm like a business, focusing on creating an engaging company culture, and emphasizing mentorship and training, McCready Law has become a thriving practice. Balancing business principles with the practice of law and leveraging technology has allowed McCready Law to deliver exceptional service to its clients while building a passionate and dedicated team.
Aspiring entrepreneurs and CEOs can learn valuable lessons from Michael McCready's approach to building a successful business. By prioritizing company culture, embracing mentorship, offering training opportunities, and leveraging technology, any business can create a positive work environment, attract top talent, and ultimately achieve long-term success.
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Michael McCready Teaser 00:00
We take our cases very seriously, but we don't take ourselves so seriously, right? We want people to understand that we're humans as well, and it allows us to be able to be very empathetic to our client's situations.
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Gresham Harkless 00:43
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Michael McCready.
Michael, excited to have you on the show.
Michael McCready 00:51
Great. Thanks for having me, Gresh. Looking forward to it.
Gresham Harkless 00:53
Yes, absolutely. You're doing so many phenomenal things. So what I want to do is just read a little bit more about Michael so you can hear about some of those awesome things before we jump right into the interview.
A prominent lawyer throughout Illinois and Indiana, Michael has over 30 years of legal experience and is the Founder and Managing Partner of McCready Law. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer who supported everyday people rather than large corporations to help make a difference in the world.
Under his leadership, Michael has grown his thriving practice to over 50 employees in four offices, recovering more than a hundred million dollars for clients involved in auto work and personal injuries. He also serves as a mentor to younger attorneys while also prioritizing community involvement and philanthropic efforts.
The thing I love about Michael is we talked a little bit, he likes backgammon and also wine as well, too. If I got that correct, Michael. But I think whenever you're able to kind of balance really doing a lot of great work, but also being able to get back and make an impact, that's truly where I think you reach an incredible spot.
So Michael's super excited about all the awesome things you doing. Even more excited to have you on the show. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Michael McCready 01:55
Yeah. Thanks again, Gresh.