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Want to Get More Done? Think Big and Act Small.

Want to Get More Done? Think Big and Act Small.

Lawyers work hard. It’s what they do. The good news is that hard work can be deeply satisfying. It feels good to do a job well done. Accomplishment gives us meaning. Hopefully this resonates, because it’s a feeling you’ve experienced before. But it’s not just me making this assertion about the connection between hard work […]

How to Deal with Underperforming Lawyers

How to Deal with Underperforming Lawyers

The challenges of a shrinking and intensifying competitive legal marketplace demand that firms address under-performing lawyers quickly and decisively. Business development coaching has increasingly been adopted to help these lawyers get back on track. But, is the traditional model of business development coaching effective? And, if not, what’s missing? Others often perceive lawyers that struggle […]

20 Frustrating Things Lawyers Do While Delegating

20 Frustrating Things Lawyers Do While Delegating

Solo lawyers who want to scale their law practice must delegate. Yes, as a lawyer you have the brainpower to do pretty much whatever you set your mind to do. That’s the problem. You are doing too many things that are outside of your genius zone, which is practicing law, in case you forgot! Delegating […]

How to Become a Motivational Leader at Your Firm

How to Become a Motivational Leader at Your Firm

A leader should not only guide others to ensure great professional success, but also inspire, influence, and most importantly, motivate their employees. Here is a guide by Brian Tracy on how to become a motivational leader at your firm. The Leader as Role Model It’s been said, “Leadership is not what you do, but who […]

5 Absolute Musts For Effective Law Firm Intake

5 Absolute Musts For Effective Law Firm Intake

Whether you are a large corporate law firm or small personal injury firm, your intake process is often the first interaction potential clients have with your firm. In a competitive niche like legal services, first impressions matter. The first intake call can mean the difference in not only signing clients who find you online, but […]

Being a True Giver When Networking

Being a True Giver When Networking

Over the past 10–15 years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people actively focusing on networking. Increasing competition, along with more widespread attention on building a strong network, is encouraging businesspeople to flock to networking functions in droves. This is as true for the legal profession as for any other. However, […]

Make Time for Business Development With TIME-SHIFTING

Make Time for Business Development With TIME-SHIFTING

For the 25 years I’ve been coaching lawyers, their #1 excuse for not being more serious about business development (BD) has been “lack of time.” During our planning sessions, after you declare your goal, I ask how much time you’ll commit each week to achieve it. This is the “no matter what,” “never fall below,” […]

SEO SPECIALISTS Share Their Best Tips for Lawyers

SEO SPECIALISTS Share Their Best Tips for Lawyers

This is the question we posed to more than 50 SEO specialists who have done SEO for lawyers. Their answers will provide you with good direction whether you’re formulating your own law firm SEO strategies or just looking for general advice. If you want to improve your own website rankings or your clients’ website listings […]

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

A dangerous epidemic continues to wash through the business community, especially among professionals selling services. In fact, the problem is so prevalent that I gave it a name— “The Juswanem Syndrome.” Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? I’ll explain what it means in minute. But first, let’s set the scene … As I mentioned many times, […]

Are You a Networking Rock Star or Rookie?

Are You a Networking Rock Star or Rookie?

If you’ve read my book The Attorney’s Networking Handbook, you probably know that I am a big fan of effective networking. I use the word “effective” because networking done improperly is just a huge waste of time. There are so many dimensions to networking that we can’t possibly cover them in one column, so I […]

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