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.
For the Leader in You
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.
Have you ever wondered why some teams just rock? It’s not just that they have fun, but they surmount every problem with a sense of ease and excitement. And everyone is a valued member of the team. And, face it, you’re envious.
Many entrepreneurs and managers are frustrated because their staff members don’t get the job done with a high degree of excellence and attention to detail. And they worry that little things like typos, and big things like not getting back to clients quickly enough, will cost them their reputation and clients or promotions. Does this sound familiar?
Are you tired of work feeling like a four-letter word? Everybody says that you’ll enjoy your work and be more successful if you maximize your strengths, but how do you do that? You have a job that seems to offer no opportunity at best, and feels dead-end at worst.
Are the holidays adding to your stress? All the extra commitments—friends, family, and colleagues all seem to want more from you. I guess that’s good, but how do you actually enjoy all of this “fun” without losing your mind?
Do you go to events—internal or external—and struggle to get the conversation off to a great start? Are you tired of answering the ubiquitous “how are you doing?” with an even more ubiquitous (read: boring) “busy,” “not much,” or “same old stuff”? Don’t squander the opportunity to make an impression!