Goal Setting / Performance Mastery

Why You Want a Mastery Mindset

Leadership / Well Being

What Do Lawyers Want?

Resolving Conflict

The 5 Conflict Styles: What’s Your Go-To?

Don’t Lead Like a Grumpy Lawyer

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Check out this photo of the snarling cat–when you look at it, does it bring to mind anyone in particular you know? I think we’ve all encountered someone who leads like this, and maybe in the past two months, that person has even been us. Sometimes we may find ourselves in that place and know…

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The Stress/Values Connection

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How Your Values Can Decrease Stress If you’re anything like me, then as time passes in the “new normal” of pandemic lockdown, you’re not experiencing less stress, you’re experiencing more stress. At least, I am. I want to share with you a key tool for stress management, one that I’m leaning into during this time…

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6 Perspectives on Covid-19

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How are you thinking about the 2020 Coronavirus? What’s your perspective on our current situation? Are you just weathering the storm or are you looking for new opportunities and new growth in the midst of the challenges? Let’s talk about today’s challenges from the perspective of Acceptance. Many people are not fans of this word…

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Levels of Listening for Lawyers

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As you may know from your own experience, there are many different ways to listen.  Here, we’ll assume you really are listening (versus ignoring or just selective listening).  In essence, there are three levels of listening. The first one is:  Transactional Listening This is listening for the facts or content being transmitted by the words…

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Why Lawyers Avoid Conflict And What It’s Costing Them

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Are you surprised that lawyers tend to be people that avoid conflict? Are you one of them? It turns out that there are reasons why lawyers tend to avoid conflict.  An avoidance “strategy” can be useful but it can also cost you a lot. Observe yourself this week to see if your conflict style has…

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4 Types of Goals You Have in Any Conflict (and why you may need to think twice about what you really want)

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Imagine it’s 5 pm and you’re working on an ASAP deadline.  THAT client calls you up demanding major changes in billing—because hey, it would be easier for him.  As usual, you don’t have the time to negotiate—your frustration and stress level rises. You manage to delay the conversation until tomorrow, but while commuting home you…

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The Key Performance Equation Part 4: Attorney Case Study

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As we wrap up our Performance Equation video series, we want to walk you through a specific case study outlining how you might use the Key Performance Equation to improve a performance at your workplace. This is a fictional case study, but we think this one might sound familiar and will give you an idea…

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The Key Performance Equation Part 3: Decreasing Interference

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Let’s review the Key Performance Equation from Part 1 of this blog series. Performance EQUALS Potential MINUS Interference.  (Performance = Potential – Interference) In part 2, we talked about increasing potential to increase performance.  In this video, we’re discussing decreasing interference as a means to increasing performance. So, what counts as interference? Interference is anything…

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The Key Performance Equation Part 2: Increasing Potential

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If you’ve watched our video “The Key Performance Equation Part 1”, then you’ve seen this before: Performance EQUALS Potential MINUS Interference.  (Performance = Potential – Interference) And you may remember that one of the ways to increase any performance is to increase your overall potential. In this video, we’re going to define what we mean…

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The Key Performance Equation Part 1: The Clear and Strategic Way to Improve any Performance

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Check out this definition of “performance” from https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ “The fulfillment or accomplishment of a promise, contract, or other obligation according to its terms. Part performance entails the completion of some portion of what either party to a contract has agreed to do. With respect to the sale of goods, the payment—or receipt and acceptance of goods—makes an oral sales contract, otherwise unenforceable because of the Statute of Frauds, enforceable…

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