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How To Break Things In A Law Firm

There is often a gap between the way things function and the way things ought to function. Law firms in particular are susceptible to this problem. Law firms are bastions of doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This is because lawyers are ...

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How To Delegate And Manage Staff For New Lawyers

If you’re a new associate at a law firm, more than likely you’ll also have staff. A paralegal or a legal assistant. There might be runners and clerks. As a lawyer, you’re above them in the hierarchy of things, even ...

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Mow Your Law Firm’s Lawn

Over the weekend I cut the grass. It was mundane. I’ve got an old lawnmower. The self-propulsion is shot. Our yard is around 3/4 of an acre, and on a hill, so mowing the lawn takes some time and is ...

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Organize Dissent

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., famed chairman of General Motors in its heyday, has been attributed with saying the following at a top committee meeting: ‘Gentlemen, I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here.’ Everyone around ...

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How Not to Be An Annoying Young Manager

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHLpa2cR_U&feature=player_embedded] Wharton Professor Peter Cappelli talks about ways younger supervisors can manage older workers productively. H/T to Entry-Level Rebel.

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