HBR Hotlist (August 29, 2022): Managing Up When Leadership Is Stuck in the Weeds, How Much Should New Hires Focus on Building Peer Relationships?, Don’t Let Hierarchy Stifle Innovation, and More

Managing Up When Leadership Is Stuck in the Weeds by Ian Gross and Samir Ranavat How to reset the conversation and start getting things done. ONBOARDING How Much Should New Hires Focus on Building Peer Relationships? by Le Zhou and Elizabeth M. Campbell It’s an important component of effective onboarding—but too much can backfire. INNOVATION Don’t Let … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (August 29, 2022): Managing Up When Leadership Is Stuck in the Weeds, How Much Should New Hires Focus on Building Peer Relationships?, Don’t Let Hierarchy Stifle Innovation, and More

Attorney at Work: Accepting Crypto Payments for Legal Services (July 5, 2022)

Todd Carney, in his Attorney at Work article, discusses the possibility of law firms accepting crypto payment. His article, “Accepting Crypto Payments for Legal Services”, begins as follows: Over the past few years, many law firms have started cryptocurrency practice groups. But are these law firms accepting crypto as payment? Some are. The acceptance makes sense because, … Continue reading Attorney at Work: Accepting Crypto Payments for Legal Services (July 5, 2022)

Kitces: How To Take More Vacation: An Advisor’s Guide To Balancing Work And Time Off (June 27, 2022)

Kitces has made available for download their article, “How To Take More Vacation: An Advisor’s Guide To Balancing Work And Time Off”, published on Kitces. The Executive Summary is as follows: Taking time away from the office can have many benefits for advisors, from the personal (e.g., spending time with family and exploring new places) … Continue reading Kitces: How To Take More Vacation: An Advisor’s Guide To Balancing Work And Time Off (June 27, 2022)

Ray Dalio: The Changing World Order Country Power Index (2022)

Ray Dalio has published an article, "The Changing World Order Country Power Index", which discusses the strengths and weaknesses of several countries' decision making systems. The abstract is as follows: As a global macro-investor for over 50 years, I’ve spent a lot of time studying what makes countries healthy and unhealthy, and observing how the … Continue reading Ray Dalio: The Changing World Order Country Power Index (2022)

MIT News: The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks (April 26, 2022)

Kate Silverman Wilson, of the MIT Press, has made available for download her article "The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks", published on MIT News. The article begins as follows: Together, the MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library announce the launch of the “Open Casebook” series. Leveraging free and open … Continue reading MIT News: The MIT Press and Harvard Law School Library launch new series offering high-quality, affordable law textbooks (April 26, 2022)

HBR: Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks (January 29, 2020)

Erich C. Dierdorff, of Harvard Business Review, has made available for download his article "Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks", published on the Harvard Business Review blog. The abstract is as follows: There is certainly no shortage of advice — books and blogs, hacks and apps — all created to boost time management … Continue reading HBR: Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks (January 29, 2020)

HBR Hotlist (May 16, 2022): The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding.; Cautionary Tales from Cryptoland by Thomas Stackpole; and More

The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding.By Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Reyna Orellana, Ten ways employers can create jobs young people actually want to grow in. BUSINESS AND SOCIETYCautionary Tales from Cryptoland by Thomas StackpoleA Q&A with software engineer and Web3 critic Molly White. EMPLOYEE RETENTIONThe Downsides of Making a Counteroffer to Retain an Employee by … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (May 16, 2022): The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding.; Cautionary Tales from Cryptoland by Thomas Stackpole; and More

Karen C. Burke: Sorting Out Partner Payments (September 3, 2021)

Karen C. Burke, of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, has made available for download her article, “Sorting Out Partner Payments”, published in the University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper, No. 22-12. The abstract is as follows: Congress enacted section 707 in 1954 to address the tax treatment of payments by … Continue reading Karen C. Burke: Sorting Out Partner Payments (September 3, 2021)

Investment News: New ways to communicate are complicating compliance (March 10, 2022)

Robert Cruz, of Investment News, has made available for download his article "New ways to communicate are complicating compliance", published on Investment News. The abstract is as follows: When the pandemic shuttered offices around the world, forcing everyone to work from home, some organizations transitioned with few problems. And while others adjusted more slowly, most … Continue reading Investment News: New ways to communicate are complicating compliance (March 10, 2022)

LexBlog: Online Client Intake: The Ultimate Guide for Attorneys (March 15, 2022)

Nichole Naoum has made available for download her article, “Online Client Intake: The Ultimate Guide for Attorneys”, published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: Lawyers are on the front lines of all legal matters—resolving disputes, making court appearances, and juggling demands of the justice system.With looming deadlines and other work-related pressures, it’s easy … Continue reading LexBlog: Online Client Intake: The Ultimate Guide for Attorneys (March 15, 2022)

Attorney at Work: Practice Area Switcharoo: Become An Expert in Anything (March 14, 2022)

Theda C. Snyder, in her Attorney at Work article, discusses seven steps to successfully switch your practice area. Her article, “Practice Area Switcharoo: Become An Expert in Anything”, begins as follows: Are you happy in your practice area? Maybe you’ve read posts about fast-growing practice areas that would be more to your liking. Seven Steps to Switch Your … Continue reading Attorney at Work: Practice Area Switcharoo: Become An Expert in Anything (March 14, 2022)

Kitces: The Power Of Follow-Up Questions: How Advisors Can Build Rapport With Prospects And Clients (February 9, 2022)

Kitces has made available for download their article, “The Power Of Follow-Up Questions: How Advisors Can Build Rapport With Prospects And Clients”, published on Kitces. The Executive Summary is as follows: Asking good questions is an essential tool for financial advisors. From building rapport with prospects, to gathering information needed to create a plan, and … Continue reading Kitces: The Power Of Follow-Up Questions: How Advisors Can Build Rapport With Prospects And Clients (February 9, 2022)

HBR Hotlist (January 31, 2022): Design an Office that People Want to Come Back To; The Four Pillars of Successful Digital Transformations; When a Major Life Change Upends Your Sense of Self; and More

Design an Office that People Want to Come Back to by Andrea Vanecko, Jonathan Ward, Robert Mankin How one company redesigned its headquarters during the pandemic to meet its employees’ evolving needs. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION The 4 Pillars of Successful Digital Transformations by Nathan Furr, Andrew Shipilov, Didier Rouillard, Antoine Hemon-Laurens A framework to help leaders decide where to invest. PERSONAL … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (January 31, 2022): Design an Office that People Want to Come Back To; The Four Pillars of Successful Digital Transformations; When a Major Life Change Upends Your Sense of Self; and More

NTA Blog: Hello, Is Anyone There? Taxpayers and Practitioners Continue to Experience Frustration Over Lack of Adequate Phone Service (February 1, 2022)

The National Taxpayer Advocate has made available for download their article, “Hello, Is Anyone There? Taxpayers and Practitioners Continue to Experience Frustration Over Lack of Adequate Phone Service”, published on The National Taxpayer Blog. The abstract is as follows: IRS phone service was inadequate prior to the pandemic and spiraled from there, with calls reaching … Continue reading NTA Blog: Hello, Is Anyone There? Taxpayers and Practitioners Continue to Experience Frustration Over Lack of Adequate Phone Service (February 1, 2022)

HBR Hotlist (December 6, 2021): The Omicron Variant: How Companies Should Respond; How to Reach Out to a Recruiter; Remote Work Should Be (Mostly) Asynchronous; and More

The Omicron Variant: How Companies Should Respond by Jeff Levin-Scherz and Patricia Toro Guidelines to help leaders make decisions — even when we don’t have all the information. JOB SEARCH How to Reach Out to a Recruiter by Marlo Lyons You don’t need to wait for them to come to you. VIRTUAL TEAMS Remote Work … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (December 6, 2021): The Omicron Variant: How Companies Should Respond; How to Reach Out to a Recruiter; Remote Work Should Be (Mostly) Asynchronous; and More

Abby Garber, Denise Mudigere, and Kate Minnich (Holland & Knight): Maintaining Privilege with Non-Lawyer Experts Under Kovel (December 2021)

Abby Garber, Denise Mudigere, and Kate Minnich, of Holland & Knight LLP, have made available for download their article, “Maintaining Privilege with Non-Lawyer Experts Under Kovel” published in the Dallas Bar Association's publication, Headnotes. The article begins as follows: The backbone of most tax litigation is the preservation of attorney-client privilege and other protections. The … Continue reading Abby Garber, Denise Mudigere, and Kate Minnich (Holland & Knight): Maintaining Privilege with Non-Lawyer Experts Under Kovel (December 2021)

Forbes: Statutory Authority for Charging Order Against Professional Association Addressed in Berns Custom Homes (September 20, 2021)

Forbes has published an article, “Statutory Authority for Charging Order Against Professional Association Addressed in Berns Custom Homes”, which discusses charging orders with regards to professional organizations. The article begins as follows: Attorney Richard G. Johnson got into a squabble with Berns Custom Homes, Inc., over some renovations to Johnson's home. The matter went to … Continue reading Forbes: Statutory Authority for Charging Order Against Professional Association Addressed in Berns Custom Homes (September 20, 2021)

LexBlog: Selling a Law Practice: 8 Things to Know (September 7, 2021)

LexBlog has made available for download their article, “Selling a Law Practice: 8 Things to Know”, published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: As a law firm owner, you may consider selling a law practice for many reasons. And there’s a lot to consider to properly put a value on a business that … Continue reading LexBlog: Selling a Law Practice: 8 Things to Know (September 7, 2021)

Lauren Rogal: Executive Compensation in the Charitable Sector: Beyond the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2019)

Lauren Rogal, of Vanderbilt University Law School, has made available for download her article, “Executive Compensation in the Charitable Sector: Beyond the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, published in Vanderbilt Law School's Faculty Publications. The abstract is as follows: This Article examines charity executive compensation in light of the reforms enacted by the Tax Cuts … Continue reading Lauren Rogal: Executive Compensation in the Charitable Sector: Beyond the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2019)

Ashish Rana (LexBlog): 8 Tax-Saving Strategies Suggested by Experts for SMBs (July 21, 2021)

Ashish Rana, Senior Manager in the Accounting and Taxation Department at Cogneesol Inc., has made available for download his article, “8 Tax-Saving Strategies Suggested by Experts for SMBs”, published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: Running a small business has an expense of its own. For an entrepreneur, every dime counts! For a small business owner, investing … Continue reading Ashish Rana (LexBlog): 8 Tax-Saving Strategies Suggested by Experts for SMBs (July 21, 2021)