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Category Archives: Legal Careers

Rain: The Fountain Of Youth

Earlier this month I spoke about rainmaking with a group of lawyers. I had not previously met most of these lawyers. Before my talk, the attendees and I were saying hello over coffee. One of the lawyers identified her current … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to be a Rainmaker?

It is sometimes a legitimate choice not to be a rainmaker. Some reasons are practical: not enough time, you have an academic or government job or work at a corporation that seems like it will be around for a while. … Continue reading

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Ambition

Should a lawyer feel embarrassed about being ambitious? Like intelligence, ambition has no inherent moral qualities. However, unlike intelligence, ambition is not morally neutral. Ambition is a kind of a character trait, capable of enhancing or ruining every ambitious person’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude’s Benefits

With something akin to a view from a biplane, I recently witnessed legal work on a large transactional deal from several perspectives.  Over a number of weeks, a few lawyers I know called to discuss their work on the same … Continue reading

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Making A List, Checking It Twice

An often sung holiday song informs us that Santa has an ability to distinguish the naughty from the nice.  However, even Santa is not omniscient.  Not only does he make a list; he checks his list twice.  Lawyers need to … Continue reading

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Business Development Takes Time. (Start Now.)

I was in Greece for eight days last month.  Lately Greece is a fitting place to think about employment concerns.  Knowing several political journalists, including one in Athens, I gleaned some big-picture economic insights.  But the person whose story most … Continue reading

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Building Your Support Team – Help from Unexpected Sources

I recently asked a sports reporter which team he had rooted for in an important game. He told me he wanted the team that had lost to have won because its players were consistently nicer to reporters. In sports, the … Continue reading

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It Only Hurts When I Move

That is how a post-surgical lawyer recently described his pain to me.  It was funny, and we both laughed.  Of course it hurt; it was surgery. Lawyers are always moving, but often surprised when it hurts.  The best lawyers regularly … Continue reading

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Insights from Jonah and the Whale

When Jonah got out of the whale, he did not go back for his hat. This past weekend The Book of Jonah was read for Yom Kippur services in synagogues around the world.  There are many lessons one can glean … Continue reading

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Ever Notice How People’s Major Virtues Can Also be Their Major Faults?

Legal training creates rigorous, interesting minds. It creates professionals who are careful, nuanced and layered. Still, the characteristics many lawyers have that create precise and sometimes perfect solutions to their clients’ problems can hinder career development. The best lawyers could … Continue reading

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