Curmudgeon's Perspective

God and Taxes: Controlling the Conversation

By | Jan.06.15 | 1 Comment

It may surprise some to know that I hold some very strong opinions. One of the burdens of having strong opinions is knowing when to share and when not to. Really, is it conceivable that …Continue reading »

A Curmudgeon's Perspective

The Myth of Multitasking in the Legal Labyrinth

By | Jan.24.13 | 2 Comments

The other day I overheard my grandkids talking about me, and lawyers in general. The older one was trying to explain what it is lawyers do by repeating a comparison I’d once made between myself …Continue reading »

Getting Found on the Internet

Try These Google+ Tactics

By | Jan.22.13 | 1 Comment

I confess that I am annoyed when people call Google+ a ghost town. I have to bite my tongue and crack my knuckles to avoid furious screaming and typing “You’re doing it wrong!” But wait. Wait. …Continue reading »

holiday rewind: The best of Attorney at Work

Giving the Gift of Doing Good

By | Nov.22.12 | No Comments

For my birthday a friend had a tree planted in my honor in my home state of Ohio. (A tad amusingly, the friend’s last name happens to be Sycamore, but be that as it may….) …Continue reading »

Taking Care of Yourself

You’re Being Bullied: Now What?

By | Sep.19.12 | No Comments

Yes, a law firm can be a pretty difficult place to work. You’ve gathered together and granted power to people with expensive educations in … well, winning. And that can be less than conducive to productive …Continue reading »

The Dis-Associate

But Your Mother Said You Were a Lawyer …

By | Sep.10.12 | 4 Comments

No one takes their baby to a gynecologist for a routine checkup. No one goes to a cardiologist for an ankle sprain, or to a dentist when they have chest pains. So why, I ask, do distant …Continue reading »


The True Meaning of Partnership

By | Jun.27.12 | No Comments

When I began consulting, it was my plan to focus on working with corporations. But one of the first calls I received was from the managing partner of one of the international accounting firms. When I …Continue reading »

The Dis-Associate

Did You Say ‘Yoots’?

By | Jan.26.12 | 1 Comment

I arrived early for the deposition but somehow, in his mind, I was late. I was also young. This angered him. I went to shake his hand, but his arm never moved. Rather, he looked …Continue reading »

How to Behave in the Online World

By | Jan.19.12 | No Comments

Does it seem to you that everyone but you knows exactly what they’re up to in the blogosphere? The tone to strike. The etiquette of retweeting. When to “like” something. Even something as basic as …Continue reading »

Men and Women

Can’t We Just Do Lunch?

By | Jan.03.12 | 2 Comments

You don’t need a coach to tell you that taking a partner or client to lunch is a good idea. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a success strategies or business development book that doesn’t recommend …Continue reading »