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My Birthday: Looking Back

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My birthday is today. Yesterday, Nancy and I celebrated with our daughter and son-in-law at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel, Pyramid Room. Much to my surprise and joy, Ada, the hostess when I regularly ate there, and Kim, the waitress who frequently served me,  are still there after 20 years. You may know I measure my… Continue Reading

Lawyers: Tell Me About A Time You…

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I was looking at some of my old coaching files. In 2010, I coached 125 lawyers located in Canada, and from New York to California in the United States. In 2017, I’m coaching far fewer. I was wondering, have firms developed their next generation of rainmakers? With more baby boomers retiring each year, business succession has… Continue Reading

Success: Don’t Fear it

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Years ago, our daughter Jill and I exchanged a one word description of each other. I felt great when she described me as “Encourager.” I described her as “Determined.” Among many examples of Jill’s determination is her Jui-Jitsu efforts. I’ve coached and encouraged many, many lawyers over the last 12 years, and I mentored and… Continue Reading