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The Friday Five

Places to Find Free Pictures That Communicate

By | Jul.29.16 | 1 Comment

Okay, I’ll say it and get it out of the way: “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” Trite as the aphorism may seem, it has been proven true time after time that a good solid …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

By | Jun.24.16 | 2 Comments

Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress …Continue reading »


Productivity

Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting

By | May.05.16 | No Comments

There’s always someone in the crowd who insists “this meeting is a waste of time and money!” And another who puts pen to paper to add up hourly rates before pronouncing just how much money …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

How to Show Your Client You Don’t Really Care

By | Feb.12.16 | No Comments

Sure, it is no more important to show gratitude for a client on Valentine’s Day than any other day of the year. But, confronted with mountains of heart-shaped boxes and an avalanche of sweetheart sales, …Continue reading »


Balance

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 »