July 31, 2019

Today, we bring together all the survival skills for lawyers we’ve discussed over the past five months: developing emotional resilience, beating long-term stress, staying grounded during difficult cases, balancing professionalism and compassion, and letting go of anger...

July 29, 2019

Dwight Eisenhower created a system for processing the immense amount of decisions he had to make and tasks he had to perform as a wartime leader and then as U.S. president. The Eisenhower Matrix (discussed by fellow columnist Bull Garlington in a post here) consists of...

July 26, 2019

A few years ago, an accomplished business executive hired me to help him write a speech. His challenge was to engage the audience and make his comments memorable while appropriately conveying his company’s mission.

Tell Me a Story …

As we were considering options, I aske...

July 23, 2019

Here’s one of the most valuable lessons I learned in my early days as an entrepreneur: If you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. There are always things you can be doing to bring in more business.

Many lawyers have a natural slowdow...

July 11, 2019

Full disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of professional codes of conduct, in large part because I think they end up hindering the professionals who have to adhere to them, rather than helping the people they are intended to protect (lawyers and consumers, in this case)....

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