Tidying Up

Hands-on Help for the Disorganized Desk

By | Nov.16.15 | No Comments

Judging by the 50-plus weeks “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has been on The New York Times best-seller list, Americans have a new fascination with getting organized. By my observation, lawyers as a class are …Continue reading »

Show Us Your Desk!

What Do You Have on Your Desk?

By | Oct.21.15 | 4 Comments

By now you’ve probably seen the video The Evolution of the Desk. It got us thinking (and looking askance at our own desks!). If this is the space where we spend our days, it says so …Continue reading »

Productivity Tips

Brain Fun: Work Smarter, Not Harder

By | Oct.14.15 | No Comments

Good ideas come from all sorts of unlikely places. A Walgreens insert in a recent Sunday paper contained a list of ways to make our brains healthier and more productive. A few of the recommendations …Continue reading »

Nothing But The Ruth

A More Purposeful Life: Rethinking Time

By | Oct.08.15 | No Comments

How did we decide our days would be broken up into “weekdays” and “weekends” and “business hours” and “personal time?” If you are someone’s employee, these concepts make sense. But not necessarily if you’re an …Continue reading »

Nothing But the Ruth!

Starting the Day on a Happy Foot

By | Sep.14.15 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I listened to an episode of the podcast “Invisible Office Hours,” where the hosts, entrepreneurs Paul Jarvis and Jason Zook, shared their morning routines. They don’t begin their days by checking email and …Continue reading »

Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tools

By | Aug.28.15 | 1 Comment

In Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite law practice management and technology experts to share their favorite tips and tricks for tackling everyday quandaries that can prevent you from keeping your practice humming along smoothly. In the …Continue reading »

Productivity Tips

Distraction Junkie? Managing Your Worst Time Bandit

By | Aug.25.15 | 1 Comment

In his recent book “The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had,” Edward G. Brown presents a step-by-step lesson in recovering lost time — including how to prevent interruptions from sapping your …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Five Sources for Professional Help in a Pinch

By | Aug.14.15 | No Comments

When you’re pressed for time, you may feel there aren’t enough people or hours to get everything done. You can’t do it all — but whether it’s administrative, marketing or legal work, professional help is available …Continue reading »

Productivity Tip

The Simplest Steps to Beat Back Email

By | Aug.13.15 | No Comments

Email use continues its upward climb. The Radicati Group recently reported that email use is growing at 5 percent per year and will do so through 2019. Though growth is slowing, the existing volume makes …Continue reading »

Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Overwhelmed? Time Management Tips

By | Jul.31.15 | No Comments

What steps can you take to better manage your time so you’re truly more productive and less overwhelmed? For this month’s Friday 5+ Tech Tips, we asked the practice management experts for their best time management tip: a teensy tweak or trick …Continue reading »