During my career I have worked with over 1000 associates. I have encouraged them to quit thinking like an associate and to start thinking like the CEO of their career.

How do associates think? At the risk of over generalizing, I find many associates think about getting their hours. They do not think about their

I had just been asked to take charge of attorney development in my old law firm. The leader who asked me thought I would be a figurehead and that the administrative staff and outside consultants would do all the work. After meeting with our associates’ committee and learning our associates did not have development plans

businessmen 2.jpgI know two lawyers I will call Ryan and Sam (not real names). They are both junior partners in firms that are about the same size. They both bill about the same number of hours annually.

Ryan is thoroughly enjoying a successful career and fulfilling personal life. Sam says he is burning out and feels