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Four Things Your Assistant Can Do Better

If you share an assistant with two or more lawyers, he probably stays pretty busy. To prevent backlogs and priority conflicts, your assistant must become increasingly efficient to handle the workload. Think of the Japanese Kaizen philosophy. If ...

Deborah Savadra - May 11, 2011

Knock Out Burnout!

Does your old friend adrenalin no longer give you the burst of energy and focus you need? Is it not only that you aren’t motivated, but that you don’t care that you’re not motivated? Do you feel apathy and inertia oozing into every cell? Burnout ...

Sheila Blackford - May 9, 2011

Good For You

Even Ironman needs a little maintenance. So today’s Friday Five offers a handful of basic suggestions for ways you can keep things tuned up and running great. If not for yourself, for your clients and your family. It’s important. 1. Nutrition. ...

The Editors - May 6, 2011

How to Behave at an Event

Do you view networking as a necessary evil? Do you get tongue-tied at cocktail parties? Does making small talk at conferences rate somewhere between vacuuming the car and sitting in the front row of a heavy metal concert? Do we have some tips ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - May 5, 2011

Job Interviews: A Tale of Two Questions

Really, there are only two kinds of questions in any job interview. All questions will fall into either the “can” category, or the “will” category. Knowing this can help you better prepare for the interview, stay calm under pressure and, ...

Wendy Werner - May 3, 2011

Stamp Out Snoozing

We lead lives filled with constant bells and whistles. Unfortunately, not the kind that mean upgrades! Instead, I’m referring to the constant alerts that sound during your day, starting with the alarm clock signaling that a new day has begun to ...

Paul H. Burton - May 2, 2011
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Outlook’s InfoBar: Under Your Nose, at Your Command

Microsoft Outlook’s Message InfoBar is often overlooked. That’s unfortunate because it’s a wellspring of, well, info! Vivian Manning has tips for understanding what the InfoBar does and how to use it to save time and clicks.

Vivian Manning - April 27, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Talk

Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. But for others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter category — and most of ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 26, 2011
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Conference Call Etiquette

We all have our own inane conference call stories. It seems a medium designed for the ridiculous and irritating and fraught with, well, stupidity. While the technology continues to improve, our conference call behavior seems impervious to basic ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - April 19, 2011

Insider’s Guide to Career Connectors

Your career is your responsibility. But there are professionals who can put you in touch with opportunities. Some seek you out. You go looking for others. Here's the scoop on who does what, and how they get paid. (It's important to know!)

Karen MacKay - April 14, 2011