Stop the Insanity?

Is the legal profession in decline?  Are the pressures for more billable hours, higher profits-per-partner, and ever-more-massive global firms leaving lawyers demoralized and unfulfilled?  Arnie Herz thinks so, and has just started "legal sanity,"...

VoIP: Now or Never?

InfoWorld has a cover story on whether VoIP is ready for prime-time.  It’s comprehensive, and I highly recommend it for anyone considering such a move.  Among other topics discussed is, especially for law firms, the all-important issue of...

Giving New Meaning to 24/7

I for one am surprised this hasn’t happened sooner, but outsourcing administrative and staff functions—if not yet paralegal and even attorney functions—just got a high-visibility boost from the entry of Hildebrandt consulting into the sector. ...

But Enough About Me

Actually, in Resumes Are for Dummies, Brenda Sandburg of The Recorder wrote about Adam Smith, Esq. and the ever-vigilant Joy London of "excited utterances" pointed out the article. Joy goes on to say: "Bruce is right—"Bloggers gather a...

The Courage to Say, “I Don’t Know”

When one thinks of a "leader," traits that come to mind are decisive, resolute, and firm—as opposed to confused, doubtful, or uncertain.  The inimitable Warren Bennis begs to differ.  What’s needed most in an era of accelerating...

“The Difficulties Will Argue for Themselves”

Are lawyers by nature poor leaders?  This leadership coach thinks so.  The counts of the indictment: Leaders take risks; lawyers are notoriously risk-averse. Leaders are deeply curious, and listen more than they talk; sound like any lawyer you’ve met...
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