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Holiday Party Small Talk

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It’s that time of year again. The dreaded holiday party season. Lots of time with strangers and acquaintances you’re barely familiar with. That weird Ricky guy from HR. And you have to make small talk and interact with all of ...

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How To Break Things In A Law Firm

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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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Churchill’s 5 Elements Of Persuasive Speaking

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, famed British Prime Minister during World War II, was not only a noted statesman, but also a gifted student of oration and history. Churchill wrote numerous pieces on history, the English language, and how to develop the ...

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How To Delegate And Manage Staff For New Lawyers

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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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How To Build A Life Of Excellence (Part 4)

Build A Life of Excellence

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)

Build A Life of Excellence

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)

Build A Life of Excellence

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)

Build A Life of Excellence

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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No Growth Without Risk

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This month, there are law students graduating from law school all around the country. If you’re one of them, you’re graduating into one of the worst legal job markets ever. If you already landed a job, congratulations! Bust your ass ...

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