• As attorneys, we share many qualities that make us effective in representing our clients. Our skepticism, aversion to risk, sense of urgency, competitiveness, and pessimism, can all be good for [...]

  • By Published On: November 21, 2023Categories: attorney career satisfaction, lawyer wellbeing, lawyer wellbing

    This past year, I've been writing and speaking a lot about lawyer personalities (see e.g.  here and here.)  My basic argument is that the things that make us good lawyers [...]

  • By Published On: November 14, 2023Categories: attorney career satisfaction, legal marketing

    For many lawyers, carving out time for marketing activities is challenging. When there is billable work to do, spending time on things that don’t immediately generate revenue is hard to [...]

  • By Published On: November 5, 2023Categories: career success in the law, law firm management, leadership

    What is executive presence, why is it important to your career advancement, and what can you do to build it? Those were some of the topics I discussed with John [...]

  • By Published On: October 30, 2023Categories: law firm marketing, legal marketing

    I don’t collect artwork. Aside from the expense, I like things I can easily share with other people . . . like memes. And since I joined the ProVisors business [...]

  • By Published On: October 9, 2023Categories: attorney career satisfaction, leadership

    Trust is the bedrock of effective leadership. If those you lead don't trust you, they won't willingly follow you. Setting politics aside, Kevin McCarthy's recent experience stands as a testament [...]

  • The timing of Rosh HaShana , the Jewish ✡️ New Year, has always made a lot of sense to me. In September 🍁🍂, most of us are done with summer [...]

  • Education is in my blood. My father was a math professor, and my mother was a school psychologist. I was also raised in an affluent Jewish suburb in New York [...]

  • By Published On: September 2, 2023Categories: career success in the law, interviewing, law firm management

    Amy Katz and Nancy Reiner of the international search firm Major Lindsay and Africa have joined me for a great conversation about interviewing. Whether you are heading out on interviews [...]

  • By Published On: August 28, 2023Categories: business development for attorneys, legal marketing

    Marketing is about differentiation and differentiation is the first step in building a law practice. Having a personal brand makes it easier to differentiate. If you want to be memorable, [...]