Author Archive


12 Ways to Get Your Head Straight

By | Oct.05.15 | No Comments

You know that feeling you get when, brilliant as you almost always are, the words refuse to organize themselves into anything more than just ordinary? When the to-do list on your desk threatens to rise …Continue reading »

Client Relations

Put Something Paperless in the Holiday Post

By | Sep.16.15 | No Comments

As the holidays approach, a smart lawyer begins to ponder greeting cards for clients and contacts. This year, an electronic greeting may be your best bet to impress without spending a bundle. Don’t worry, it’s no …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

How to Give Tough Feedback

By | Sep.04.15 | 1 Comment

I once worked with a midlevel manager who, when advised of someone’s shoddy work or bad behavior, would inevitably respond with a simple, “Okay, I’ll tell her.” And that was exactly what he would do: …Continue reading »

EASY AS 1-2-3

Staying Alive: 4 Ways to Survive the New Normal

By | Jul.20.15 | No Comments

It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is and maybe …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Not Just for Women: Kick Your Power Up a Notch

By | May.15.15 | 1 Comment

Sometimes women let circumstances and self-imposed obligations get between themselves and their big dreams, says Nancy O’Reilly, editor of the new book “Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life.” She believes the key …Continue reading »

You, On Social Media

Assess Your Online Image

By | May.05.15 | 1 Comment

Curious what social media can do for you in the professional world? Then, as a baseline, consider who the world sees right now when it looks at you through the online lens. What’s your online …Continue reading »

Attorney at Work Classic

How to Handle a Bully at Work

By | Apr.06.15 | 3 Comments

Unfortunately, bullying seems never to go out of style. If you find you are being bullied in the workplace, you’ll find help at hand in this “how to” from the Attorney at Work Archives. Yes, a law …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Conventional Wisdom Be Damned!

By | Mar.13.15 | No Comments

This Friday, let’s clear the decks and lay down some fresh thinking. You know, the kind that changes up the way you do things, results in better service to your clients, makes people in the …Continue reading »


Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

By | Mar.02.15 | 1 Comment

It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is …Continue reading »

Mental Health

Do Yourself a Favor

By | Jan.29.15 | 1 Comment

Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth …Continue reading »