• Published On: November 21, 2023By Categories: 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 (our skepticism, our aversion to [...]

  • Published On: November 14, 2023By Categories: 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 prioritize. Of course as I’ve [...]

  • Published On: October 9, 2023By Categories: 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 to this fact. It wasn't [...]

  • 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 vacations. 🏖️ If you have [...]

  • 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 where academic accomplishment was highly [...]

  • 38 minutes. How thinking like a lawyer can impact your marketing, your mental health, and your career.

  • How does thinking like a lawyer get in the way when  you are trying to build your law practice?  What about when you are trying to get the members of y our team to align [...]

  • There has been a steady stream of reporting recently about layoffs at big firms. While we are not yet in 2009 territory yet, clearly there is some good talent now looking for their next opportunity. [...]

  • As a rule, we lawyers are competitive 🤼‍♂️. We like to win our cases ⚖️. We like to get the best terms for our clients when we are negotiating their deals. And we like to [...]

  • Change is hard 🧱 . A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a client about the frustration 🤦🏻‍♂️ he was having with an administrator in his firm. It was quickly apparent that this administrator [...]