Skills


The Friday Five

Order Whisky for Your Boss — Like a Boss

By | Mar.17.17 | No Comments

You’re at a conference with the senior partner you want to impress. You’re meeting in the hotel bar, a swanky old-school joint. Lots of wood and brass. You’re both just supposed to go over the …Continue reading »


SOCIAL SKILLS

How to Order Wine and Not Look Like an Idiot

By | Feb.27.17 | 3 Comments

You’re at Fancy Restaurant with Super Important Client and the senior partner. There are three forks, two spoons, four glasses and a tiny little dish with a tiny little knife that you assume is for the …Continue reading »


Content Under Pressure

Writing Lean in 2017

By | Jan.09.17 | No Comments

Many of us make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more frequently or improve our eating habits. This year, I challenge you to improve your writing habits and learn to write lean. Mark Twain famously said, “I …Continue reading »


Public Speaking

Make Eye Contact to Engage Your Listeners

By | Aug.01.16 | No Comments

Every group of listeners — whether a big audience, a small group, a jury or a single senior partner — is a multi-eyed monster that a speaker must confront, eyeball to eyeball. The only way to …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

The Project Management ABC’s

By | Jul.27.16 | No Comments

A Curmudgeon’s Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity (“A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers“) got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new …Continue reading »


Skill Building

Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

By | Jul.19.16 | 1 Comment

It’s always interesting to me how many lawyers still think a successful law practice centers on knowing lots of legal principles. The reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s true that you know …Continue reading »


Stand and Deliver

Look Smart When Presenting with PowerPoint

By | Jun.15.16 | No Comments

Traditionally, most presenters see the same view of their slides that their audience sees. Don’t you long for the ability to view your own presentation notes at the same time? Although the ability to view your …Continue reading »


Friday 5+ Tech Tips

On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentations

By | May.27.16 | 1 Comment

For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

Use Body Language When You Negotiate

By | May.25.16 | No Comments

Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating …Continue reading »


Learning

Expand Your Mind: Go to Mainstream Conferences

By | May.17.16 | 2 Comments

If you are a solo practitioner, of counsel, or a partner at a law firm, you have at least two roles: attorney and entrepreneur. Your time and energy are split between performing client work and …Continue reading »