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April 19, 2017, 11:43 am, 1739114

Procrastination may be genetic – wow! Now when will we get around to doing something about it….

“While procrastination seems like a character flaw, it evolved for a reason. “The genes progressed down generations because these people were still holed up in caves fearful of predators [saying], ‘My tools are not ...


April 18, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1738835

Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives ten signs of a toxic company culture. If you are seeing these red flags while looking for an in-house counsel job, beware! Here are a couple at the top of her list:

“The interview process is cold and bureaucratic. Official communications have no warmth or personality in ...


April 17, 2017, 7:43 pm, 1738550

The New York In-House Counsel Meetup is having another event on April 26th that offers free CLE – here are the details:

“The “Cloud” may have replaced the alphabet soup ...


April 12, 2017, 11:43 am, 1737327

Did you just get the word that your company has hired a new general counsel? The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how to get off to a great start with your new boss:

“When a new sheriff comes to town, it creates an air of mystery as well as anxiety ...


April 11, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1736819

As Jennifer Mercanti and Lisa Watson point out, leveraging intuition may be the difference between good and great lawyers:

“Lawyers regularly navigate complex situations that require thoughtful and strategic decision-making. While knowledge, experience and research are essential to this process, an important and often overlooked tool is inner knowing, or intuition…We ...


April 10, 2017, 11:43 am, 1736426

Alexis Baird, a Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, gives some tips on how you can job search on the sly using LinkedIn:

“There are a few things in life that bring about extreme levels of stress, and looking for a job typically makes the list—which also includes moving, wedding planning, and way at ...


April 5, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1735226

Boost your career without busting your finances – whether you feel you are stuck in a rut or not, some helpful suggestions:

“If you’re at one of those points where your career is a bit stuck in the doldrums, you may already be thinking that your professional life can use a ...


April 4, 2017, 11:43 am, 1734837

Don’t fear reviews, don’t fear negative feedback and don’t be hesitant to ask others what they think – the benefits are greater than their downsides:

“As humans, we care about what others think. This means we crave feedback from those around us, especially as it concerns our performance. But even though ...


April 3, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1734492

The dreaded greatest weakness question at interviews – Liz Ryan, CEO/founder of Human Workplace, gives a spin on a potential way to respond:

“The interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?” is one of most pointless and offensive questions you can ask a job applicant, but interviewers still ask it every day….Most of us have ...


March 31, 2017, 11:43 am, 1733804

Apparently the Great Recession may be coming to an end, or at least lawyers seem to think so with law firm rates rising faster than at any time before 2008:

“Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, the global market leader in transformational, technology-based solutions for legal management, today launches the 2016 Real Rate ...