Training Your Attorneys to Interview Effectively

I have conducted interviewer training for 98 law firms nationwide.    I believe that training your attorneys to interview effectively is more important today than ever!  Why?  Because there are traits, such self-motivation, desire to work hard and be of service that are vital to being a great contributor in our new work world. Back … Continued

Why Is Decluttering So Hard, Yet So Important?

I have spent the past five weekends purging twenty-one years of stuff to prepare our Westchester home for sale this spring.   The decision to sell stems from the fact that our three kids, who were one, two and eight when we moved from the city to suburbia, are all grown and living on their own. … Continued

Hiring the Right Talent

A great resume does not predict great performance. Many of your firms will begin recruiting law students early this year, and some are still adding lateral associates, but are your attorneys conducting impactful interviews by being prepared, purposeful, and present?  I have trained attorneys at 89 law firms on how to interview. Here’s the 7-step … Continued

Living Your Values in 2024

Our values are critical to creating the life we really want. They act as an internal compass, guiding our decisions and helping us focus on our priorities. When envisioning your life in 2024, I encourage you to identify your top values, and think about how you can align your daily actions to live your values.   Below are some … Continued

End of Year Joy Tips

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong! This is one of the last concepts I learned during my immersive year studying with Tony Robbins. It sounded good, but at first, I really didn’t understand how it was possible.   How can we get all our work done and still have fun?   As we head … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving in These Challenging Times

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I still remember my family’s first Thanksgiving eight months after we arrived from Poland. I was in first grade and came home to tell my parents who barely spoke English that we had to celebrate and needed to buy a turkey. They didn’t know what I was referring to because … Continued

Do Your Senior Associates Have the Tools to Truly Mentor Associates?

Engaging associates to perform optimally in our new hybrid workplace is challenging. But proximity doesn’t guarantee trusted work relationships, personal investment does. Mentors, both formal and informal, are key to helping associates thrive at your firm.    Along with training associates in the skills and client service mindset needed to perform optimally, we also need to train … Continued

The Power of Habits

This month I have continued to present How to Thrive trainings to new associates. I focus on teaching them to establish good work habits early in their careers. Habits are very powerful, and they can serve us or hurt us. Our brain creates habits because they are efficient. Let’s call them neural shortcuts. Think about driving a … Continued

Jake Wisnik’s return to Poland

Our youngest son Jake left for Poland on September 2nd to work as a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow.  His yearlong assignment will be to work at the JCC in Krakow, where he will help to support Jewish life revival, care for Holocaust survivors, and feed hundreds of Ukrainian refugees daily. Jake first … Continued