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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Networking from six feet

Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantine are impacting our ability to physically connect with others, but they don’t mean our networking efforts have to cease. Having a vibrant network is essential to keeping your law practice healthy. When networking from six feet, ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: My 2019 Reading Challenge

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” Jean Rhys In January 2019, I set my annual reading challenge. This year’s goal was to read 52 books. ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: My 2019 Reading Challenge

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” Jean Rhys In January 2019, I set my annual reading challenge. This year’s goal was to read 52 books. ...

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What Would You Like to Have Known Then?

By Katherine R. Nelms As a seasoned paralegal, I get asked pretty regularly, “What would you like to have known then what you know now?” Honestly, I don’t remember what I didn’t know then. I graduated from a local technical ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: A Sabbatical is Good for the Soul

It is widely believed that Harvard University was the first institution in the U.S. to offer a system of sabbatical leave, when they established a program for faculty in 1880. While many university systems offer sabbaticals, it is less prevalent ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette People often struggle with networking, not only because of meeting new people, but also having to navigate rules of professional behavior they don’t usually worry about. At the banquet table should you drink from the glass on the ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Next Generation Leadership

What does law firm leadership look like? Too often, it’s an outdated model where reward goes to the most senior, regardless of contribution. Where leaders look for perks rather than developing servant leadership concepts.  Firm partners hold tightly to decision-making ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: My Summer of Wellness

Law environments are stressful and challenging places to work. Fortunately, there is more awareness of wellness programs and solutions than ever before. Here are a few that are helping me manage stress this summer. I am loving my Teknion height ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Find Your Passion

I thought I’d give you an update on finding my passion. You will recall that last year, Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services was born, partly because I read a book. The book, “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, ...

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My Favorite Things

  This month I thought I’d gather some of my favorite thoughts to share.   My Favorite Blog I’m going to recommend Seth’s Blog by Seth Godin. Seth has been blogging daily for a decade. He is the author of ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Design Your Life

  I’m starting a business and I’m a little nervous! I’m also very excited. Let me catch you up on what’s going on with me. And I’m going back to the beginning, because I think you may find the story ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Go Strong

    Do you ever wonder why you make certain choices? Why you do what you do? Why you like certain things? Why you are better at some things than others? According to Gallup’s CliftonStrengths (formerly known as StrengthsFinders), there ...

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Overheard at the Water Cooler: Create Confidence

Would it surprise you to know that confidence matters to your success? And that In fact, confidence is more important than competence? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman are the authors of a 2014 book, The Confidence Code, that set ...

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