Time Spent Worrying has Skyrocketed

These are the results of the “Worry Poll” I ran on LinkedIn last week. I am deeply saddened to see that 59% of respondents said they spend 2-4 hours each day worrying. When I poll participants during my well-being trainings, 55-57% of lawyers and law firm professionals have consistently reported that they spend 2-4 hours each … Continued

What Could You Accomplish With Focused Flow Time?

Since January I have been hearing from PD & HR professionals across the country how anxious attorneys and business service professionals are, at all levels. This level of anxiety is oftentimes preventing professionals from focusing and being fully engaged at work. I have presented Time Management trainings every week this year. In the pre-program survey results, … Continued

Lessons From My Maternity Leave

By: Shannan Buckley Many of you know I’ve been out on maternity leave for the past two months after giving birth to my baby boy, Bram. I’ll be returning to work full-time next week!  Here are a few things I learned over the past few months that I’ll be bringing with me to the workplace.  When you … Continued

Who’s Taking Care of the Caretakers?

Although the worst of the pandemic may be over, law firm business services professionals need tools to manage their well-being so they can continue to support their attorneys and firms.  A few months ago, I wrote a LinkedIn post highlighting how many of the Recruiting, Marketing, PD, DEI and HR professionals I speak to at … Continued

What’s preventing you from achieving your 2023 goals?

You will overestimate what you can accomplish in one year and underestimate what you can accomplish in 10 years.  ~Tony Robbins 2022 was a great year and I am deeply grateful for the 30 placements we made and for the 25 firms that hired us to conduct training programs.  I have set goals every January … Continued

Insights from this year’s NALP PDI Conference

Last week I attended the NALP PDI conference in D.C. where 400 law firm and law school professional development experts shared ideas and discussed industry trends. I presented with Morgan Smith, Chief Talent Officer at Frost Brown Todd, on Recruiting & Retaining Team Members in a Shifting Landscape. Morgan and I met more than 25 … Continued

Why Our Work Values Are Critical to Our Happiness

What is the one thing you need to be happy at your job? Your work values need to be in alignment with your workplace and the people you work closest with. Each week I speak to professionals across the country, and what I’m hearing consistently is that employees at levels are lacking a sense of … Continued

How to Recession-proof Your Career

The only job security we really have exists from the trusted relationships we build.Having watched the economy go up and down since launching Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc. in 1996, and seeing firms and jobs disappear with each down cycle, my advice is to spend time solidifying your professional relationships now.Reconnect with the professionals you have … Continued

Three Answers That Hurt Interviews for Junior Candidates

By: Shannan Buckley  We’ve had an influx of junior roles this year, which has meant I’ve gotten to speak with a lot of really impressive new grads and early-career professionals. During these calls, I’ve noticed a few weak answers that keep popping up with even the strongest of candidates. “I’m really good with people!” I … Continued