There’s a lot of noise being made about new lawyers going solo straight out of law school. Considering the dismal market for legal jobs, many new law grads are headed towards solo practice out of necessity. A large number of the people I graduated with headed deliberately into solo practice, with no desire to [...]
Whenever I come across the writings of Peter Drucker, I almost never fail to be impressed by his insight. It’s no wonder he was one of the most influential and forward-thinking management theorists in the world (and continues to be). If you’re a lawyer or law student and have never heard of him: shame, shame. [...]
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 the table nodded in assent. ‘Then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter [...]
When someone mentions Cornell to a lawyer or law student, I would imagine most of them immediately think of Cornell’s excellent Legal Information Institute, which maintains the most robust and well designed catalog of US law freely available online. However, they also offer one of the more robust collections of open project management templates online. Like I mentioned a [...]
I wanted to highlight a bit about developing the initiative necessary to make changes in our environment and personal habits. Often times people mis-manage their time in all areas of their life – personal, work, housework, emotionality, physically, etc. Or worse, they are not even aware that they need to be actively managing certain areas of their lives. Management is [...]
Wharton Professor Peter Cappelli talks about ways younger supervisors can manage older workers productively. H/T to Entry-Level Rebel.
If you’re a new associate, more than likely you also have a staff. For many who went straight through school, this could very well be the first time you have people working for you. Questions may arise: how to treat them, how to address them, and most importantly how to delegate tasks to them. Proper [...]
Pop Economics has a post up on negotiating a raise today, which some might find useful. However, I wanted to focus on something else that is listed in the post: a power framework. It references the work of Dr. Frank Petrock of the LEAD Institute, and his work on the effective and necessary use of [...]