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.
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.
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—are uber confident? Nothing seems to faze them and they always seem calm. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out of control. The question is: how do you step up your confidence to be like them?
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—are always high performers? They never break a sweat and nothing seems to faze them. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out-of-control. They are more resilient and less reactive. The question is: how do you amp up your performance?
Are you tired of struggling to engage meeting participants? No one talks. Participants (using that term loosely, because of course there isn’t any participation!) look around whenever you ask for input. You are frustrated and tired of being the only one with ideas or even talking.
Maybe you are fed up with your colleague—he’s so rude! Or maybe you’re tired of dealing with Mr. or Ms. Sensitive. Either way, my bet is that you’re frustrated and wondering not just what’s wrong with your colleague, but what to do about it.
Are you at your wits’ end trying to deal with staff who don’t get along? The near-constant stream of he-said, she-said is not just exhausting, but it detracts from your team’s focus on the work. Worse yet, you feel like you’ve got to spend your time being a kindergarten cop. Not fun.