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

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

Kitces Report: Client Checklist On Document Retention: What To Keep And What To Shred

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: PwC Restructures for Future of Bots, Post-Covid Advisory Boom (June 16, 2021)

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: The Highest-growth Legal Practice Areas in 2021 and Beyond (June 15, 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)

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

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: Free Personality Assessment for You and Your Team (April 22, 2021)

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, AVC, Commercial Real Estate (Apr. 19, 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)

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)

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 (LexBlog): Will contest brings disciplinary woe to SC lawyer (February 18, 2021)

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)

Stanford Business (Feb. 14., 2021): Tips for Leveraging Your Professional Relationships, How Power Couples Make It Work, and More!

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!

Sharon Miki (LexBlog): How to Hire a Paralegal: A Complete Guide (February 3, 2021)

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 Schlafman, Aligning Your Calendar With What Matters Most (Jan. 22, 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)

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!

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, How to Increase Your Luck Surface Area

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

Stanford Business (January 31, 2021): Homogeneity at the Top; Why Banks Could Learn to Love Tougher Regulations; and More!

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!

HBR Hotlist: What to Do If Your Team Doesn’t Want to Go Back to the Office (Jan. 25, 2021)

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)

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!

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!

LexBlog – Jay Harrington: Scale: The Three-Step Formula to Grow a $1 Million+ Legal Practice (October 20, 2020)

Jay Harrington has published an article on LexBlog, titled "Scale: The Three-Step Formula to Grow a $1 Million + Legal Practice." The summary as is follows: Across the economy, entrepreneurs struggle to unshackle themselves from the constraints of time. A few succeed. Most fail. The only way to break free of the ticking clock is to … Continue reading LexBlog – Jay Harrington: Scale: The Three-Step Formula to Grow a $1 Million+ Legal Practice (October 20, 2020)

HBR Hotlist (October 26, 2020): How Apple Is Organized for Innovation; How Great Leaders Use Storytelling; Reconfiguring Your Sales Strategy During the Pandemic; and More

How Apple Is Organized for Innovation By Joel M. Podolny, Morten T. Hansen It’s about experts leading experts. COMMUNICATION Storytelling Can Make or Break Your Leadership by Jeff Gothelf Five ways to construct a compelling narrative around your ideas. LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE Today’s Leaders Need Vulnerability, Not Bravado by Amy C. Edmondson, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Here’s how to cultivate it. ECONOMY … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (October 26, 2020): How Apple Is Organized for Innovation; How Great Leaders Use Storytelling; Reconfiguring Your Sales Strategy During the Pandemic; and More

Evan Beach (Campbell Wealth Management): What Clients (Actually) Value Most In A Financial Advisor (October 19, 2020)

Evan Beach, of Campbell Wealth Management, has made available for download his article, What Clients (Actually) Value Most In A Financial Advisor, published in Kitces.com. The abstract is as follows: For many financial advisors, ‘proving’ their worth to prospects prior to engaging them as clients (by delving deep into the details of the prospect’s situation, … Continue reading Evan Beach (Campbell Wealth Management): What Clients (Actually) Value Most In A Financial Advisor (October 19, 2020)