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Time Management

Productivity Tips for the Modern Workplace

In Part One of his series on productivity in the modern global workplace, Paul Burton shares six strategies for leveraging distributed work environments.

Paul H. Burton - September 5, 2018

Run Your Practice More Mindfully on a Legal Pad

A legal pad makes an excellent coaster — and, yes, you're using one to level your desk right now. But it might be the secret weapon for running your firm.

Bull Garlington - August 28, 2018
How to Do More of What You Love and Manage Your Practice Better

How to Do More of What You Love and Manage Your Practice Better

Sponsored | Watch the on-demand webinar "7 Time Management Tools for Legal Professionals," presented by Cynthia Sharp.

Thomson Reuters - August 17, 2018
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Urgent versus Important: Where Should You Focus?

Much time is wasted by our inability to focus our attention and effort on what is truly important. Whether due to distractions (email alerts, shiny objects, interruptions), difficulty prioritizing or basing decisions on how we feel (physically ...

Shawn Healy - May 14, 2018
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Taking Control: Time Management Tips for Busy Lawyers

You have at least three phone numbers (home, office, and cell), at least two email addresses (work and personal), and at least two social media accounts (Facebook and LinkedIn). You can be texted, tweeted, emailed, snail-mailed and even faxed. ...

David Ackert - February 5, 2018

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

Recently I posed this question to lawyers: “Why are you at the office until 10 p.m.?” Many lawyers fail to structure their days in a manner ...

Jay Harrington - December 26, 2017
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Make 2018 More Productive With This HBR Strategy

A few months back, Harvard Business Review published a terrific article titled "In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage." The authors reference numerous sources, from Yoda (Star Wars) to Eric Schmidt (Google) to David Rock ...

Paul H. Burton - December 6, 2017

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

Making any Microsoft Office application easier to use often involves tweaking the interface to suit your work style. Here's one of the quickest, easiest and most powerful tweaks you can make: tricking out each application's Status Bar.

Deborah Savadra - October 18, 2017

10 Hacks for Beating Procrastination

Ninety-five percent of us procrastinate. That's what professor Piers Steel reported in his book "The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done." So, the question isn't whether we procrastinate. The ...

Paul H. Burton - October 9, 2017

Compartmentalize and Integrate: Five Ways to Handle It ‘All’

I am a lawyer and a parent. I also try to have a social life, volunteer, take care of my pets, and run a household (not completely by myself, thank goodness). Recently, a friend — also a lawyer and parent — and I were discussing the challenges ...

Jamie Spannhake - August 18, 2017