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Organize Your Brain with Mind Mapping

Nothing makes me happier than getting my head around complicated issues and feeling mastery over my chaotic, 21st-century life. And nothing helps me organize my scattered, Internet-addled brain cells better than mind mapping. Put simply, mind ...

Larry Port - March 24, 2011
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Decisions, Decisions

Fred sat at the end of the table, sweating and looking at the six of us as we waited expectantly for his decision. He hemmed, he hawed. And he asked to go over the options yet one more time. “It’s easy, Fred. Settle or sue. We’ve been here over ...

Otto Sorts - March 23, 2011

LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step Two

Last week, we covered the first steps of using LinkedIn to land a new job: Complete your profile and populate your account by inviting people to connect with you. Step two focuses on targeting the places you want to work, and connecting to ...

Wendy Werner - March 22, 2011

Be the Best Boomer You Can Be

Another U.S. baby boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. And if you run the math, it’s also the case that baby boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 1 every 7 seconds. Yes—you in the back there, hiding your issue of Rolling Stone behind the Wall ...

The Editors - March 18, 2011

LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step One

While 90 million users may seem paltry relative to Facebook’s 500 million, LinkedIn offers a professional promise Facebook can’t touch: It can actually help you find and land a new position. In this two-part series, Wendy Werner gets you set up ...

Wendy Werner - March 16, 2011

Cruise Myths Debunked

It’s Friday! Why not make today the day you finally do something about that vacation you keep putting off? Block out the time on your calendar, pull out the brochures and just make a decision. If taking a cruise has long been on your list but ...

The Editors - March 11, 2011
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How to Say “No”

Who knows why we do it, but most of us tend to say “yes” to things when we should say "no". You know the drill: Bring cupcakes? Sure. Handle this TRO for me? Well, okay. Speak at our conference? Yes. And before you know it, your calendar is full ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 10, 2011

What to Do When the Media Calls

Speaking with a reporter is always a crap shoot. But speaking with them is far better than avoiding them. While you can't control what the reporter ultimately writes, with a little advance work you can improve your chances of getting a positive ...

Leigh Ann Nicas - March 8, 2011

Your Own Stress Busters

In last week's Friday Five, we asked readers to share their favorite antidotes to stress and anxiety. Many did just that, and we’ve become extremely mellow here at Attorney at Work, sampling all of those wonderful ideas! This week, we’re sharing ...

The Editors - March 4, 2011

When You Lose a Client

It happens to every lawyer from time to time. Someone you thought was a good long-time client suddenly drops the relationship. Or, perhaps you compete for a new client and you’re not selected. It can happen for any number of reasons. Many of ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 3, 2011