Rick Moranis vs the Superheroes: AKA What’s Wrong with Right Sizing?

Cheaper. Faster. Leaner. Better? Not so fast. As law firms face increasing pressure to deliver services to clients in the most cost-effective manner, there is much discussion about the best way to “right size” their organizations.  Right sizing (which, until recently, was better known as “downsizing”) has had major negative connotations among the workforce.  [...]

By |2020-06-22T12:48:16-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Rick Moranis vs the Superheroes: AKA What’s Wrong with Right Sizing?

3 Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Feel Comfortable Being Assertive

Imposter syndrome. Imposter phenomenon.  Imposter feelings. You’ve probably come across at least one of those three phrases in the last few years. (and don’t feel like an imposter if you spell it impostor with an ‘o’ - both spellings are correct!) A quick search shows that although “impostor syndrome” has been around for awhile,  [...]

By |2020-05-18T15:51:15-07:00May 18th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on 3 Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Feel Comfortable Being Assertive

Leading TODAY

Crisis: a time of intense difficulty. Yup, that definitely describes a pandemic. And the resulting economic ripples. And the resulting isolation, and fear.  And none of that is new information for you, who are doing your best to lead your organizations through this. We are so attached to control, to managing every situation, and [...]

By |2020-03-23T10:03:23-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Leading TODAY

Client Service Interviews

The regular surveys of client satisfaction are out again. It’s nearing the end of the first quarter, and the reports focused on how clients feel about their lawyers are reporting nothing we didn’t already know—clients don’t understand why attorneys are non-responsive. After all these years of the same results, why hasn’t it changed? I [...]

By |2020-02-21T14:17:11-08:00February 21st, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Client Service Interviews

The Culture Games

If you haven’t already been in discussions about your organization’s culture in 2020, expect that word to be common really soon. We have awareness to the culture of our communities, and certainly of the democracy of our country, for a long time. In more recent times, say the last 20 years or so, we [...]

By |2020-01-27T16:54:41-08:00January 27th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on The Culture Games

Don’t Just Exercise, Move

You probably know that you’re “supposed” to exercise. You might check the box by getting in your 10,000 steps, or actually meet the Department of Health and Human Service’s guideline of getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. Or maybe you don’t.  You know [...]

By |2019-09-28T13:24:11-07:00August 27th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Don’t Just Exercise, Move

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Are you the type of person to strike up a conversation with a stranger on an airplane? If so, then I’m not your favorite seatmate. Most often you’ll find me head down in my laptop working on an article like this one or preparing content for an upcoming speaking or training program. Recently, however, I [...]

By |2019-07-16T11:04:21-07:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Phigit-ing

Recently I enjoyed listening to David and Jonah Stillman on how the Gen Z workforce will contribute to the organizations they work for. The conversation of any generations habits starts with the monumental events of their youth. Significant events like 9/11, Challenger explosion, Pearl Harbor, assassination of Kennedy, are all examples of these events, and [...]

By |2019-03-26T11:48:34-07:00March 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Phigit-ing

Being Youthanized

Welcome to another year of discussion and confusion about managing a workforce comprised of more generations. Each generation next will be different than the one before.  Our job as leaders is to adapt while focusing on the future of our organizations. Where do we start? We are officially calling this youngest generation ‘Z’ and we [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:12:45-08:00February 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Being Youthanized