Wayne Pollock, founder of CoPo Strategies, has made available for download his article, “New Jersey Supreme Court warns lawyers about their “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” advertising”, published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: There’s a lot to love about New Jersey. Its fantastic produce. Its plentiful scenic lakes, mountains, state parks, and … Continue reading Wayne Pollock (LexBlog): New Jersey Supreme Court warns lawyers about their “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” advertising (July 16, 2021)
Carissa Tham, a content strategist at a legal-based technology firm, has made available for download her article, “How to Become a Virtual Lawyer”, published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: In recent years, lawyers are increasingly benefiting from the flexibility of remote work. As mindsets towards traditional brick-and-mortar legal offices evolve, being a virtual … Continue reading Carissa Tham (LexBlog): How to Become a Virtual Lawyer (July 13, 2021)
Writing Can Help Us Heal from Trauma by Deborah Siegel-Acevedo Three prompts to get started. MANAGING PEOPLE Help Your Employees Who Are Anxious About Returning to the Office by Amy Gallo Seven do’s and don’ts for managers. PSYCHOLOGY Why You’re So Anxious About Going Back to the Office by Alice Boyes And how to make … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (July 12, 2021): When to Take On Tasks That Are Outside of Your Job Description; Reasons In-Person Work Makes Your Life Easier; A Bigger Office Isn’t Always Better; and More
Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation by James R. Detert “It’s not personal” usually means it is. MANAGING YOURSELF Time Management Won’t Save You by Dane Jensen Focus on the root causes of why you’re so busy — not trying to schedule your way out of it. LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE 4 … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (June 28, 2021): Phrases to Avoid in Difficult Conversations; The Dangers of a Nice Company Culture; Root Causes of Why You’re So Busy; and More
Michael Lecours has made available for download his article, "Client Checklist On Document Retention: What To Keep And What To Shred", published in Kitces Report. The Executive Summary is as follows: Despite the ongoing shift to an increasingly digital world of automatic electronic verification of everything from transactions to identity, the reality is that today, … Continue reading Kitces Report: Client Checklist On Document Retention: What To Keep And What To Shred
Bloomberg Tax outlines the details of PwC's decision to combine their tax prep and audit services, as well as discussing the implications of this shift for accounting firms in general. The article begins as follows: Big Four accounting firm PwC LLP’s announcement that it will package its tax prep and audit services together under a … Continue reading Bloomberg Tax: PwC Restructures for Future of Bots, Post-Covid Advisory Boom (June 16, 2021)
Lisa Dimyadi has made available for download her article, "The Highest-growth Legal Practice Areas in 2021 and Beyond", published on the LexBlog. The abstract is as follows: Thanks to the fluctuating demand for legal services throughout the pandemic and subsequent recession, many areas of law experienced shifts in their growth trajectories. This sudden change jumpstarted many new … Continue reading Lisa Dimyadi: The Highest-growth Legal Practice Areas in 2021 and Beyond (June 15, 2021)
The Real Value of Middle Managers by Zahira Jaser In the era of remote and hybrid work, their role as connectors is more important than ever. Here’s what they need to succeed. ECONOMICS Research: When a Higher Minimum Wage Leads to Lower Compensation by Qiuping Yu, Shawn Mankad, and Masha Shunko A recent study found … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (June 14, 2021): The Real Value of Middle Managers; Negative Impacts of a Higher Minimum Wage; Cultivating Trust as a Leader; and More
Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater and author of the bestselling book, Principles, has made available a free personality assessment that anyone can take advantage of. Our entire team, individually, took the personality assessment and shared results. It was great fun and enlightening for all. Its easy and takes only about 40 minutes to go through … Continue reading Ray Dalio: Free Personality Assessment for You and Your Team (April 22, 2021)
Fred Wilson, author of the popular blog, AVC (A Venture Capitalist), writes today about the likely future of commercial real estate. He believes most businesses will likely need about 60 percent of their office space needs. His recommendations are as follows for companies with expiring leases: Take temporary space for next year or two.Shop around … Continue reading Fred Wilson, AVC, Commercial Real Estate (Apr. 19, 2021)
Benjamin Artz, Amanda Goodall, & Andrew J. Oswald have published their Harvard Business Review article, titled "If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work" (December 19, 2016). The article begins as follows: “People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s … Continue reading HBR: Benjamin Artz, Amanda Goodall, & Andrew J. Oswald: If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work (December 29, 2016)
Karen Rubin has published an article on LexBlog, titled “Will contest brings disciplinary woe to SC lawyer." The article begins as follows: A ruling handed down last month by the South Carolina Supreme Court provides object lessons on several aspects of the lawyer discipline system and how to stay out of trouble. In its order and opinion, the … Continue reading Karen Rubin (LexBlog): Will contest brings disciplinary woe to SC lawyer (February 18, 2021)
Voice Diane Von Furstenberg: The Most Important Relationship You’ll Have Is the One With Yourself "You can lose everything, but you never lose your character." Listen In Connection Eight Tips for Building, Maintaining, and Leveraging Your Professional Relationships "One of the biggest mistakes people make is to bifurcate their personal and professional relationships." Read More … Continue reading Stanford Business (Feb. 14., 2021): Tips for Leveraging Your Professional Relationships, How Power Couples Make It Work, and More!
Teresa Matich has published an article on LexBlog written by Sharon Miki, titled “How to Hire a Paralegal: A Complete Guide.” The article begins as follows: Do you need to hire a paralegal? Many lawyers consider hard work to be a badge of honor, but doing all the work yourself isn’t always the smartest play—or the … Continue reading Sharon Miki (LexBlog): How to Hire a Paralegal: A Complete Guide (February 3, 2021)
Steve Schlafen, a certified coach, angel investor, facilitator, speaker, former operator and VC has written a very nice article about using your calendar to accomplish what you really want in life. He gives a step by step process, which is quite good. His article begins as follows: Let me fill you in on a secret: … Continue reading Steve Schlafman, Aligning Your Calendar With What Matters Most (Jan. 22, 2021)
How Tesla’s Charging Stations Left Other Manufacturers in the Dust By Hemant Bhargava, Jonas Boehm, Geoffrey G. ParkerTheir early infrastructure investments paid off.STRESSHelp Your Team Beat WFH Burnout by Bobbi ThomasonNot every employee will tell you how they’re doing or what they need.MANAGING YOURSELFFinding Direction When You’re Feeling Lost by Manfred F. R. Kets de VriesA five-part framework to … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (February 1, 2021): How Tesla’s Charging Stations Left Other Manufacturers in the Dust; Help Your Team Beat WFH Burnout; Finding Direction When You’re Feeling Lost; and More!
Jason Roberts, a serial entrepreneur and coder, in a blog post writes about how to increase your luck surface area. His post begins as follows: If there's one thing I've discovered in recent years it's this. The amount of serendipity that will occur in your life, your Luck Surface Area, is directly proportional to the … Continue reading Jason Roberts, How to Increase Your Luck Surface Area
HealthThis Is Not a Joke: The Cost of Being HumorlessHumor has tremendous benefits for physical health, mental well-being, and your bottom line.Read More PsychologyHow to Express Yourself and Truly Connect With Others OnlineIn this podcast episode, we unpack the psychology behind our communication via social media.Listen In Corporate GovernanceHomogeneity at the TopNew research drills down on C-suite … Continue reading Stanford Business (January 31, 2021): Homogeneity at the Top; Why Banks Could Learn to Love Tougher Regulations; and More!
What to Do If Your Team Doesn’t Want to Go Back to the Office By Liz Kislik …but company leaders are insisting on it. HEALTH This Two-Minute Morning Practice Will Make Your Day Better by Neil Pasricha A research-based approach to building a positive outlook. WORK-LIFE BALANCE Take Your Lunch Break! by Ruchika Tulshyan Let’s leave sad desk lunches … Continue reading HBR Hotlist: What to Do If Your Team Doesn’t Want to Go Back to the Office (Jan. 25, 2021)
How to Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible By Christine Porath, Mike Porath Five strategies to combat toxic negativity. PERSONNEL POLICIES Our Work-from-Anywhere Future by Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury Best practices for all-remote organizations ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE Write Down Your Team’s Unwritten Rules by Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy Creating an “It’s okay to…” list will help your employees feel less anxious. LEADERSHIP … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (Nov. 2, 2020): How to Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible; Our Work from Anywhere Future; What It Takes to Lead Through Exponential Change, and More!