I am still thinking about blogging today. Recently the Harvard Business Review posted a blog titled: The Moment Social Media Became Serious Business I was fascinated reading what Harold Adams Innis said about the reduction in the cost of communication in 1951, long before anyone was blogging. What he said applies to blogging today.
I can’t coach pessimists. I just can’t help someone who searches for a reason why he or she will not succeed. I love coaching optimists. Yet, at what point does an optimist have to also be a realist.
I was always optimistic. I believe I owe my success in part to my optimism.
Would you agree that little girls are encouraged to dream big dreams and be ambitious, but when women grow up, at least some of them, hate to even talking about ambition?
When I was a busy lawyer, I didn’t really think much about how men and women view ambition differently. But, since I’ve been coaching, …
I recently received an email from a lawyer who participated in the 7 Weeks Video Coaching Program. She wrote:
I just wanted to share with you that I utilized your lesson from Module 6 in my interactions today with a client who seems to be a hard-charging, DRIVER personality type. I paused
It’s vacation season. Have you planned your vacation?
Where do you want to be in your career five years from now?
What is your plan to get there? What do you want to do during the last 6 months of 2015 to get a great start?
When I was practicing law I frequently asked young…
I read a short article in the Harvard Business Review: What Makes an Effective Executive. It occurred to me that it also is what makes an effective lawyer and business developer. Here is the list.
- They listen first and speak last
- They ask: “What needs to be done?”
- They develop action plans
- They take
After spending 25 years saying that all professions are similar and can learn from each other, I’m now ready to make a concession: Law firms are different.
He then identified why law firms are different:
Among the ways
What is the client development skill you should be working on?
I will be sharing thoughts on storytelling this weekend with the women lawyers who will gather in Fort Worth for our Third Annual Outstanding Women Lawyers Roundtable.
If you are surprised I would pick that skill to work on, take a look at…
I frequently hear young lawyers say that “work-life balance” is very important. Almost every lawyer who is seeking work-life balance wants to spend more time with his or her family. I understand that and I believe it is important. My point is you will never have work-life balance practicing law.