Successful people take action, right? Leaders apply certain principals to get results. Top performers do certain things to rise above the pack. Successful law firm leaders tend to excel at rainmaking and/or practice management. Indeed, when we think about successful people, we naturally think about the things they do that… Read More.
From yesterday’s New York Times (3.12.13): “What he doesn’t realize is if he tried a different style, he’d get a whole lot more cooperation,” [Republican Senator] Coburn said, adding: “He’s really a neat guy. People don’t know that about him.” Irrespective of your large-P Politics, it’s a powerful (though… Read More.
Your Attitude Toward Yourself Not surprisingly, your attitudes about business development, marketing, and time management are shaped by how you see yourself and the world around you. And in turn, these flow from a complex mix of inherited traits, learned behaviors, unconscious beliefs, emotions, and a lifetime of experiences. You… Read More.
You’ve been waiting for Alex, your associate, to get back to you on the Smith file. You: “Alex, what’s happening with those interrogatories?” Alex: “I’m working on them.” You: “AAAANNND??” We hear it often: clients expressing frustration with a colleague or staff member who did not do what was expected. … Read More.
It’s perfectly natural that if we don’t know how to do something we otherwise think might be a good thing to do, we tend to delay doing it. We don’t want to risk screwing up, we don’t want to feel like we’re wasting time, or we don’t marshal the necessary… Read More.
There’s an excellent list of resources on Plain Language and the Law at PLAIN (Plain Language Association International). One of the best articles is LEGAL WRITING 201: 30 SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE READABILITY (OR, HOW TO WRITE FOR JUDGES, NOT LIKE JUDGES) Read it here: http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/Legal/legalwriting.pdf Setting aside the debate as to… Read More.