Ellen Ostrow talks about why it is difficult for women to advocate for themselves in the workplace (and why it is critical to do so.) She offers some good tips for being assertive without becoming hostile.
Here is the link from my earlier post on how to supervise former peers. You don’t need a WSJ subscription to read this version.
Lawyers, like most professionals, receive little training in how to manage others. But even a junior associate has to know how to manage a secretary and delegate to paralegals. In today’s edition, the WSJ observes (subscription required) that even in corporate America, soft skills training is often simply “trial by fire” or “on the job”. … Read more
What’s the best way to leave a job you don’t like? Hint: don’t say f.u. to your boss even if you are thinking it. You may need him as a reference some day. For lawyers, the benefits of a graceful exit extend beyond maintaining your references. Lawyers from prior firms can become good referral sources … Read more
An article appeared in the WSJ on why 50.3% of all managers and professionals are female but women still comprise fewer than 2% of Fortune 1000 CEOs and just 7.9% of Fortune 500 top earners. Carol Hymowitz of the WSJ reports that Catalyst (a women’s leadership organization) analyzed more than 40 studies of men and … Read more
A blogger reminds us (check 10/15/05 post) that face time is an important part of developing your client relationships .
Volunteering is a great way to build potential business relationships and enhance your career (while feeling good about doing good.) Here are some good tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer efforts.
Ellen Ostrow, a career consultant in D.C. who does a lot of work with lawyers, publishes a career newsletter that is very good. You can read her archive on her website and subscribe for free for future issues. The latest issue has a very good article on delegating. I didn’t see the newsletter on delegating … Read more