People Management


How to Handle Disagreements in the Law Office

By | Oct.01.14 | No Comments

Question: Do you have any recommendations for dealing with disagreements between co-workers? I don't mean just staff. Sometimes it is even an issue among the lawyers in our firm. W[...]

Continue reading »

The Pain of the Gain: 10 Steps to a High Growth Rate

By | Jul.28.14 | 3 Comments

It's unavoidable. If the goal you and your colleagues have set for your firm is a high rate of growth, you are going to be banging your heads against a wall every day. So it’s im[...]

Continue reading »

Best Way to Handle Staff Performance Problems?

By | Jun.30.14 | No Comments

Question: What’s the best way to deal with staff performance problems? It seems like attempting to work them out during performance evaluation discussions between an assistant an[...]

Continue reading »

Is It Senior-Lawyer Wisdom or Just Weariness?

By | Jun.16.14 | 3 Comments

Oh, I admit I was a little hard on my colleagues, but in my defense, their idea was an old one we tried years ago to no avail. Still, I guess they felt I was a bit harsh in the [...]

Continue reading »

Ask the Experts

Law Firm Dress Code Too Much Trouble?

By | Jun.09.14 | 1 Comment

Question: With the warm weather, the annual "what to wear" debate is underway at our firm — and it's probably time to update and enforce a dress code policy. Do most law firms h[...]

Continue reading »

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

By | Jan.15.14 | 1 Comment

Ida Abbott's provocative new book gives men everything they need to sponsor — not merely mentor — professional women for leadership roles. Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Kn[...]

Continue reading »