How to Get That Dreaded Thing Done!

What work are you dreading doing this week? Overcoming procrastination is something that comes up in every time management training I present. I want to offer you some practical tips and tools for getting the important things you’ve been avoiding done, and a deeper understanding for why we procrastinate.  First, I want to dispel that myth … Continued

Why Vulnerability Is a Superpower

Today I’m giving a talk on Why Vulnerability Is a Superpower at this year’s #EmpoweredWomen event in Chicago. Although I’ve presented hundreds of times, this talk is hard. Sharing my personal story feels very vulnerable! My main messages include: Why we need to train ourselves to associate vulnerability with opportunity How often our biggest obstacles to success … Continued

How Well Do Your Work Values Fit Your Firm Culture?

The reason why the majority of professionals are looking for a new role after changing jobs during COVID is because of a culture misfit. That is what we found in recent LinkedIn poll. I wasn’t surprised that 53% of respondents reported looking for a new job again after joining their current firm having only met … Continued

How to Help Your Team Members Thrive During Stressful Times

I’m worried about business services professionals in law firms. Every day this week I’ve gotten calls from law firms across the country asking if we could take on their search for a recruiting manager or coordinator. They are understaffed and summer associates arrive in a few short weeks. This talent shortage is prevalent throughout all business … Continued

Why Belonging Is Vital to Our Well-Being

I attended my 29th NALP conference in New Orleans last week. There were many great sessions, but there was something I left feeling that was the best part—a sense of belonging! After two-plus years of dealing with the pandemic, and very few in-person events, being with professionals I share a purpose and history with was truly … Continued

Are Your Summer Associates Prepared for Success?

There’s a conversation I’ve been having with heads of recruitment and PD and with law firm coaches. What they’ve been sharing with me is that many of the junior associates they hired during the pandemic are really struggling with being proactive, asking for work as well as feedback. Although these are issues that have come … Continued