Laura is a lawyer I coached when I was in charge of attorney development in my old law firm. One night when she and her husband were eating dinner with Nancy and me, Laura shared with us that at the end of each day after she put her two children in bed, she was absolutely
In a 2017 article titled: 7 reasons Americans are unhappy, I read:
Americans are more unhappy than they were before the great recession.
Then, I found a Washington Post article titled: Why the U.S. rating on the World Happiness Report is lower than it should be –and how to change it. I read:
Four years ago this week I posted a blog titled: If I write a novel about a law firm…I need your ideas. As you will see, on that day I was starting a novel writing class. In January of 2014, I began writing a novel.
Four years and nine drafts later, I have finally…
For many years I have said lawyers focus too much on what they do and not nearly enough on what their clients need. How can you learn what your clients need? Put simply, if you do some research and listen intently, they will tell you.
In law school, you were taught to
think like a
I recently received a copy of an email from a lawyer I am coaching to the others in her coaching group. She said:
I am not sure how many of you are reading Cordell’s book, but I just read a great tip in there that I thought that I would share with you. It is
We frequently visit a family with a daughter who will be a junior in high school in September. I have rarely seen her eyes as they are usually focused on her cell phone texting back and forth with friends.
I wonder what it will be like at a law firm when the current high school…
“Being the best in the world is seriously underrated.”
I loved this quote when I first read Seth Godin’s at book: The Dip.
What does it mean to be “the best in the world?”
First, it is being perceived as the best by your clients and potential clients. You can not become the best…
If you are a regular reader, you likely know that I organize book groups for lawyers across North America where the group picks a book from a set of my recommendations that is relevant to professional, business and personal development.
The lawyers in the club exchange their thoughts on each chapter of the chosen book…
Does your firm have any first year lawyers starting work today? I have an attorney development manifesto for you to consider.
What is a manifesto? I looked it up and here is what I found:
A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an