Focus on Time, Not on Tasks

Focus on Time, Not on Tasks

As I noted a couple of days ago, Forbes recently published a ridiculous listicle of tasks to complete every morning. Do this, do that, run down the checklist. I ridiculed it because (a) it was drop-dead obvious things to do that people should have incorporated into...
Are You A Hunter Or A Farmer?

Are You A Hunter Or A Farmer?

In David Maister’s book, Managing the Professional Firm, he makes an observation that most professional firms fall into two categories: Farmers and Hunters. Farmers: …like [farm] communities, these firms deliberate about what crops to sow, arrive at a...
3 Steps To Owning Your Mistakes

3 Steps To Owning Your Mistakes

  One of the great, unspoken realities of being a new lawyer that is never mentioned in law school is that you are going to screw up – badly. And then you’re going to have to explain it to your supervising attorney. You’re going to miss a deadline,...