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A Nasty But Effective Negotiation Strategy

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Being an effective negotiator is an incredibly important aspect of being a lawyer. Whether it be a contract ...

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Leave Your Comfort Zone

I was out of town recently and stopped in at a gym I had never been to before. It’s always an interesting experience to be in a new gym for the first time. Beyond just learning the layout of the ...

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You Should Cut Down A Tree

Over the Labor Day weekend, I labored. Particularly, I cut down a tree, by hand, with an ax. I’d wager that less than 5% of the people who read this blog have ever cut down a tree. I recommend it. ...

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How To Build A Life Of Excellence (Part 4)

At the beginning of this series I introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 3)

At the beginning of this series I introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 2)

Part 1 in this series introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question will ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 1)

Peter Drucker (1909-2005) was one of the most influential and forward-thinking management theorists in the world (and continues to be). His books and articles have influenced generations of business people. A favorite of mine is his classic Managing Oneself. Less of a book ...

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How To Lawblog: Establish Trust Through Honesty

At this point almost everyone knows what a blog is – even technophobic, resistant-to-change lawyers. People blog about everything – their neighborhood, recipes, sports, science, and more. And while it took lawyers a bit longer than most, (a few) lawyers started ...

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