When It Comes to Sleep You Can’t Trick Mother Nature

By |2019-10-10T15:24:58-04:00May 16, 2019|Executives, Productivity, The Legal Intelligencer|

If I told you that I have a product that will give you more energy, help maintain a healthy weight and improve your mood and performance at work, would you be interested? Might you pay money to get it? The [...]

Being a Lawyer Can Be Lonely—But It Doesn’t Have to Be

By |2019-10-10T15:25:07-04:00February 25, 2019|Executives, Lawyers, Productivity, The Legal Intelligencer|

When I was a young lawyer, I mentioned a hobby of mine in front of my boss, something I did in my free time. My boss, the managing partner of the firm, narrowed his eyes and said, "free time? You [...]

A Novel Way to Create Change in the New Year and Beyond

By |2021-01-14T16:28:30-05:00January 2, 2019|Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Personal, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

In the early days of 2019, you may be asking yourself, with respect to the previous year, what just happened? What kind of year was it for me? How do I want this year to be different? What changes might [...]

Mentors, Mentees and What to Wear for a Successful Career

By |2019-10-10T15:25:25-04:00November 14, 2018|Business Development, Executives, The Legal Intelligencer, Women Initiatives|

I reconnected with an early mentor recently when an old piece of business brought us back together again. At the time we worked together, I appreciated his guidance—he showed me how to improve my writing, cross-examine an expert witness, pick [...]

Apply Lessons Learned at the Gym to Your Career

By |2019-10-10T15:25:31-04:00October 25, 2018|Personal, Productivity, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

In many ways, the gym is a microcosm of work, family and life. The way you interact while working out can have a big impact on your personal and professional life. Here are some things I’ve learned at the gym: [...]

Pro Bono Work: Helping You Gain Skills While Doing the Right Thing

By |2019-10-10T15:25:37-04:00September 26, 2018|Business Development, Career Coaching, Coaching, Executives, Lawyers, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

October is pro bono month and the Pennsylvania Bar Association will observe the National Celebration of Pro Bono Week from Oct. 21-27. The Rules of Professional Conduct encourage, but do not require, attorneys to offer pro bono representation or to [...]

Those Habits That Are Working Against You Need to Go—For Good

By |2019-10-10T15:25:45-04:00August 22, 2018|Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Personal Development, Productivity, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

Did you ever stop to think that our daily actions are a simply a collection of habits formed at various stages of our lives and rarely, if ever, re-examined to see if they are working for or against us? At [...]

From Piles to Files-How Getting Organized Can Transform Your Business

By |2019-10-10T15:25:51-04:00July 25, 2018|Business Development, Executives, Lawyers, Personal Development, Productivity, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

Recently, I was on the phone with a fellow coach who asked about my personality type from an assessment taken in the past. I didn't recall, so while still on the call, I quietly walked over to my filing cabinet [...]

Networking: Why Is It So Important and Can You Get Better at It?

By |2019-10-10T15:25:56-04:00June 20, 2018|Business Development, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

Networking has been defined as "a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest." That doesn't sound so bad, does it? Support? Sharing? Interests in common? Why then, do so many professionals shudder [...]

Cycling Through Life’s Career Highs, Lows and Uncertain Times

By |2019-10-10T15:26:02-04:00May 30, 2018|Business Development, Career Coaching, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

You know the feeling—you just got a new job, client or case and you're all charged up. Ignited by the challenge, you are optimistic, goal oriented, focused and excited. During a phase like this, you are unstoppable and always looking [...]

Too Many Choices! From Staplers to Blue Jeans, Try to Keep It Simple

By |2019-10-10T15:26:07-04:00April 25, 2018|Productivity, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

Adding options increases expectations people have about how good they will be and, Schwartz says, that produces less satisfaction with the results, even when they are good. I recently needed a new stapler because my old one broke. I thought [...]

Silence Is Your Secret Weapon: Use It to Gain Insight

By |2019-10-10T15:26:12-04:00March 21, 2018|Lawyers, Personal Development, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

If you want to get more information, better intelligence and clarity, consider allowing silence to play a supporting role in your communication style. It can be used to great effect. I will never forget a coaching conversation early in my [...]

The ‘Philly Special’: A Lesson in Leadership, Teamwork

By |2019-10-10T15:26:17-04:00February 21, 2018|Coaching, Executive Coaching, Personal Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

On the field of life, leadership and team work look a lot like they do on the field of sports. It's all about creating a culture where diverse opinions are actively encouraged, dialogue is ongoing and no idea is ridiculous. [...]

Secret to Success: Your Business Needs a Purpose and a Plan

By |2019-10-10T15:26:25-04:00January 4, 2018|Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Executives, Productivity, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

Are you looking for ways to simplify decision-making for your business or your life? Instead of agonizing endlessly, would you prefer having standards that automatically and organically eliminate some options while highlighting the efficacy and appeal of others? Do you [...]

Grit: The Secret Ingredient of Success in Your Career and Beyond

By |2019-10-14T12:47:15-04:00November 30, 2017|Coaching, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

The first time I heard the word "grit" was in the title of a 1969 movie, “True Grit,” the story of 14-year-old Mattie Ross, who hires Rooster Cogburn, a tough, aging, alcoholic U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer [...]

Stress Is On the Rise: Take Steps to Manage It

By |2019-10-14T12:47:22-04:00October 30, 2017|Coaching, Executive Coaching, Professional Development, The Legal Intelligencer|

The other day, I began typing the word "coping" into a Google search and before I could even finish, Google began to populate search results which included coping with Hurricane Harvey, coping with the mass shooting in Las Vegas, with [...]

The Informational Interview That Changed My Life

By |2022-06-06T08:12:54-04:00September 20, 2017|The Huffington Post, The Legal Intelligencer|

The Informational Interview That Changed My Life When clients reach a career ­crossroad, I often suggest informational interviewing to scope out a prospective new role, firm, ­industry or career path. That suggestion is almost always met with resistance. The most [...]

Leadership: How to Win Others Over the Old-School Way

By |2022-06-08T14:47:37-04:00August 29, 2017|The Legal Intelligencer|

Every year, new books on leadership come out and the business world hungrily buys, reads and digests them. Book summary companies provide compressed descriptions for busy executives, professional service providers and entrepreneurs. It is estimated that between 1986 and 1996, [...]

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