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Soft Skills: How to Hack Your Greatest Superpowers

Bull Garlington | The most important soft skill of them all.

Bull Garlington - February 6, 2023
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Navigating the Professional Holiday Party

Teddy Snyder | If you hate parties on principle, it’s time for an attitude adjustment. On to maneuvering the shoals of in-person events.

Theda C. Snyder - December 8, 2022
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Tiptoe Through the Holidays

A few practical ways to handle holiday stress (without the mess) from Shawn Healy, clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.

Shawn Healy - November 23, 2022
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How to Say ‘No’ When ‘No’ Is What You Want to Say

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton | Who knows why we do it, but most of us tend to say “yes” to things when we should say "no."

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - September 28, 2022
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A Hybrid Work Model: Solving the Challenges of Remote Work

As hybrid work models take hold and employees — especially associates — ask for more flexibility, firm leaders are testing out new ways to keep people happy and engaged. Here’s what one legal technology company has learned about balancing ...

Olivia Mockel von dem Bussche - August 24, 2022
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How to Give Good Feedback Without Feeling Like a Bosshole

Feedback is the fastest, least expensive way to change behavior quickly in the workplace. Here's how to do it.

Dina Eisenberg - June 18, 2022
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Lawyer Networking: Are You a Spoke or a Hub?

Sally Schmidt | Lawyer networking is like a bicycle wheel.

Sally J. Schmidt - June 15, 2022
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Seven Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Clients’ Stress

We can't alleviate all the stressors felt by our clients in the course of their legal matters, but when lawyers, law firms and clients work together, the stress can be reduced and effectively managed.

Jamie Spannhake - May 28, 2022
lawyer-client relationships

Five Things Lawyers Hate to Hear Clients Say

Gerry Riskin | Although certain things clients say are sure to get your dander up, I respectfully suggest you put the sword away and resist the impulse to parry and thrust.

Gerry Riskin - May 28, 2022
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Six Tips for Being a More Persuasive Lawyer

Gray Robinson | Unfortunately, the art of persuasion isn't taught in many law schools. Here are six fundamentals.

Gray Robinson - May 28, 2022
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