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Well-Being

Take Some Travel Apps for a Spin

Perhaps you’re an insatiable traveler, never quite at home unless you’re not at home. Perhaps work regularly tears you away from the comforts of home, and you’re always looking for ways to make it less of a pain. Or maybe for you, planning the ...

The Editors - February 17, 2012

Valentine’s Day: What We’ll Do for Love

So, maybe this year you want to give a valentine that will seal the deal. Or heal a rift. Or simply say, "I love you!" If this isn't your first time at the valentine rodeo, you already know there are many, many things a valentine can say—and ...

The Editors - February 10, 2012

Sharpening the Saw

I have a friend who is a gifted planner. We often get together near the end of the year, and I find her scheduling her professional development activities for the upcoming calendar year, and her vacation. She finds that doing so means that both ...

Wendy Werner - January 30, 2012

Is It the Winter Blues or Something More?

I don’t know about you, but this time of year makes me want to stay under the covers and act like a hibernating bear. Yes, it's the winter blues. It takes energy and real motivation to get myself out of the cave, but once I do, I’m back to being ...

Marcia Pennington Shannon - January 24, 2012

It Doesn’t Go Without Saying

Here on the cusp of the biggest holiday week of the year, it seems nearly everything that needs to be said already has been: "Seasons greetings!" "Happy Hanukkah!" "Merry Christmas!" "Thank you!" "Best wishes for the new year!" "Don't forget ...

The Editors - December 22, 2011

Get Your Hands Dirty

Yes, you can make all your holiday arrangements while sitting down in front of your computer. Online shops, electronic greeting cards, restaurant reservations ... it’s all pretty clean and easy these days. But there are a few—and we’re among ...

The Editors - December 16, 2011

Giving the Gift of Doing Good

Giving the gift of doing good in the names of clients and other special someones for the holidays is a lovely way to say “Thank you!” for their business and support this year. And, while charitable gifting is worth doing in and of itself, as a ...

Joy White - December 12, 2011

Attention, Shoppers: A Lawyer’s Gift Guide

I published my first Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers in 2005 because the marketplace seemed to think the only gift worth giving a lawyer had to be adorned with the scales of justice, a gavel or an abstract of a Corinthian column. There are just ...

Dan Pinnington and Reid Trautz - December 5, 2011
etiquette

Table Etiquette for the 21st Century

Does the thought of a business lunch terrify you—even just a little bit? Do you have visions of making an etiquette faux pas at your biggest client’s dinner function? Does the well set table look more like a minefield than a ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - December 1, 2011

Business Development Burnout: The Last Straw

Our interview with the partner was scheduled for 2 p.m. She arrived at 2:45 p.m., apparently not knowing what she was doing in the room or why we were there (even though we had met and shared an agenda only a week ago). As we started to sit, she ...

Jeffrey Morgan - November 17, 2011