The Holidays can be a very stressful time of year from various events to making sure you have gifts for everyone to work demands to kids and their schedules and everything else that puts demands on your time. As the current year winds down it’s important to make sure you set aside time to recharge and take care of yourself. Here are 10 ways to recharge during the Holidays:
A SWOT analysis is a simple yet highly effective strategic tool to evaluate your organization. For your legal organization, you will evaluate the Strengths, the Weaknesses, the Opportunities, and the Threats. Completing this analysis helps you set your strategic plan (and budget priorities) for the coming year.
A thriving organization where your team is brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused isn’t one where competition is so fierce that people are pitted against each other in some sort of race to survival. A brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused organization is one where people genuinely want to help each other and their clients.
This is Part Two of our Interview with Jay Harrington, the author of "The Essential Associate". The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.
In Part One of our interview with Jay, we covered legal career, career arc, writing, and marketing.
The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.
Here's what's trending in the legal industry: (1) General Counsel find that smaller law firms provide better service and are more innovative, (2) the traits and skills necessary for future lawyers, (3) a Gender Bias suit filed against a BigLaw firm, (4) the General Counsel is supposed to be a role model and moral leader, and (5) Legal Operations Chiefs are working with inadequate Legal Technology. And More!
It is not good enough to be a good lawyer. There are LOTS of good lawyers. On the flip side there is not an abundance of good General Counsels. Think of any professional sport. There are LOTS of good coaches BUT there are NOT a lot of good Head Coaches. The days of a General Counsel being a great lawyer that just weighs in on legal matters are long gone. The modern General Counsel is the CEO of their function and must be viewed as a key business strategist within the company and, especially, the C-Suite.