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Building Better Teams of Lawyers

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Blog, Marketing, Mentoring, Professional Development

Creating and managing successful teams engages a set of skills that many lawyers must work to improve. The good news is that Duhigg has given lawyers a roadmap on how to create and manage more successful teams. As clients increasingly demand teams of lawyers, whether inside the same firm or across firms, teamwork is increasing in importance. Now is a good time to consider the ideas in Smarter, Faster, Better to see if you can be a better team leader and team member.

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Keeping Your Lawyers Motivated

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

How different would your work environment be if new lawyers were given projects with lots of freedom to make choices about accomplishing the project? Imagine if they received feedback from a mentor on how each of the choices fits within the larger case and client context? You could be helping your new lawyers develop one of the most important skills needed – self-motivation.

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How To Make Your Legal Workplace Attractive To Millennial Lawyers

Posted on May 15, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

Some ideas to make your legal workplace more attractive to millennial lawyers.

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Stop Searching For Yoda

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

The problem is that there are no Yoda’s in the real world. Too often I see newer lawyers looking for their legal Yoda. They want to find the one mentor who can do it all for them. The mentor who will teach them how to be a great lawyer, sponsor and promote them on their career path, all while encouraging them and keeping them happy and upbeat. They want to find one mentor who can excel at all four of the mentoring functions.

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Why You Are Not Just A Lawyer

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Mentoring, Professional Development, Uncategorized

I am not just a lawyer. Neither are you. The sooner you realize that the faster you can move towards your own professional success. The reality is that most attorneys are not only lawyers; they are entrepreneurs as well.

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Friends, Work Friends, and Other Relationships

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

Take a moment this week to map out your friendship circles and your broader network. Do you have a solid core of inner friends that you can rely on if you change jobs? Have you built a group of work friends so that your job is enjoyable? If either area is deficient, how can you build it up?

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Networking The Right Way

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 in Blog, Marketing, Mentoring, Professional Development

One of my favorite books of all time is Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. I recently re-read the book.

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Could You Be “10% Happier”?

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

I am generally interested in ways to make life better. Most ideas for how to make life better seem to focus on big life changes. There is a prevailing sense that the path to a better life is arduous, involves huge changes followed by big results.

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Why We Like To Procrastinate

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

Do you find yourself procrastinating often? Do you procrastinate even when you know that it will create stress for you down the road? Often our own procrastination leads is the source of stress for others. Why do so many people procrastinate?

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Deepen Your Mentor Relationship

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Blog, Mentoring, Professional Development

My colleague was lamenting a fundamental change in how students have been approaching their mentor relationships. We agree that students have always been interested in mentoring because they want to get ahead in their careers. I am sure that building their professional skill set, and their professional networks, has always been a top priority.

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