Productivity


Getting a Grip, Part 2

Loss of Control? Four Solutions for Your Legal Business

By | Jan.14.16 | No Comments

A law practice in chaos is nearly every lawyer’s biggest fear. (As if you need to be told, right?) In the first post in his three-part series “Getting a Grip,” Dustin Cole explained how a …Continue reading »


5+ Tech Tips

Networking Tech Tips: How Do You Stay Connected?

By | Dec.31.15 | No Comments

This special edition of Tech Tips caps off our two-week networking series, “Connect the Dots.” Upgrading your networking skills is always a good idea, but what about your technology? We asked our legal technology and marketing …Continue reading »


Connect the Dots!

How Evernote Helps You Network in a Crowd

By | Dec.28.15 | No Comments

Last spring at ABA TECHSHOW 2015, Philippe Doyle Gray presented his method for using Evernote to manage contacts, especially during events. We asked him for an update on how to do that — and here …Continue reading »


More Money Next Year

Nine Vital Numbers for Your Law Firm’s Health

By | Dec.14.15 | No Comments

Lawyers typically hate numbers like cats hate water (or cucumbers). Business words like “profit” are often shied away from, too, due to the decorum and ethics of the legal profession. Folks, I beg you. We have to end …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Efficiency Killers in Your Law Firm

By | Dec.04.15 | No Comments

Your firm’s main phone line rings and you reach to pick it up. It’s force of habit. But if you’re a partner, it can lead to lower profits for your firm. The difference between a thriving …Continue reading »


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 »