To say 2020 has been a challenge, is a gross understatement. It’s been a challenge for everyone, even the toughest, most independent-minded. Most of us are doing just fine. We aren’t at risk of losing our homes, or having to choose between a car repair and feeding our families. Really, things are just fine. We are doing what we need to do to protect our health and financial security. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves as we combat the sense that we’re not doing enough, or maybe not the right things.Continue Reading
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COVID-19 continues to test everyone’s efficacy and wellbeing. It creates different challenges, fears, and stress. Your success is determined by the degree to which you are resilient or reactive, and act in a manner that belies fears and stress. This is “self-actualization,” living to your highest potential because of an ability to operate well when faced with difficulties, able to choose not to succumb to fear. You are optimistic, resilient, effective, and solutions-oriented when faced with difficulties. Now is the time to upgrade your personal operating system so you are energized and confident when you consider upcoming challenges.Continue Reading
We know you are resilient. More resilient than most, in fact. However, the challenge provided by COVID-19, whether it’s the stress of working from home or caring for patient and personal wellbeing, is unprecedented. This is hard. Now is NOT the time to work harder; it’s the time to upgrade your personal operating system so you are energized when you think of the upcoming challenges.Continue Reading
Whether you are thinking of Winston Churchill or Rahm Emanuel, they both advise that “you never let a serious crisis go to waste,” meaning that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. And, even in the face of adversity, life can be pretty good. The physical distancing caused by COVID-19 certainly provides us with challenges, but therein lies the opportunity.Continue Reading
Have you ever thought about chucking your job or career? Is 2020 your year!? I’ve been there—I jumped off the career cliff in 2002 and have been happily following my passion in the form of a career ever since.
Have you ever noticed how some lawyers are unflappable while others broadcast stress? We’d all like to be or work with the former—not so much the latter. Now let us consider how lawyers’ behavior, and in particular, firm leaders’ behavior, affects culture.
You’re a part of the executive team; your colleagues ask you for advice. That is… most of the time. It’s not that you’re left out; it’s just that the CEO and your other team members don’t quite view you as an essential trusted advisor.
Twenty twenty is going to be a big year. At least, you hope so. Whether it’s a promotion, new job, or other exciting opportunity, you want to be ready to successfully grab that brass ring — your brass ring — so that 2020 is, in fact, a great year for you. You don’t want to blow it, but are you ready to make the necessary impression, or will nerves derail your success?
Are you tired of struggling with how to be direct without being called a J-E-R-K? Or perhaps you don’t struggle, but you’ve been told you need to tone it down? Or—and this is quite possibly the worst for you—you don’t give feedback so that you can avoid the intense discomfort? Whichever applies to you, the bottom line is: all you want is to be able to communicate your message without drama, discord, or defensiveness.