Lawyers as Leaders

Apr 8, 2014 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Just because we can get someone to do what we want them to do and because we can somehow hold them hostage that does not mean we are a leader.

Legal Career Killer No. 1 – Making Assumptions

Mar 24, 2014 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Our preference as attorneys for making assumptions over asking questions is a form of unconscious self-sabotage.

Wise Counsel for Counselors

Feb 21, 2014 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Many people cannot see themselves accurately.  The number for whom this is true is jaw-dropping.  At times, it appears we are on

True or False? Lawyers are master communicators

Jun 24, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Recently a CEO of a three-hundred-attorney law firm confided to me his belief that lawyers are terrible communicators. To gauge the veracity of this theory, I conducted an informal poll.

I Am Not the Lawyer with the Problem. It’s You.

Apr 29, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

It is only by embracing, as opposed to deflecting, shortcomings, that you will be able to become a better legal practitioner.

What Gets You in the Mood for Law?

Mar 29, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

When not feeling up to a task whether it be completing a challenging assignment, calling a difficult client, or attending a boilerplate networking function, we frequently make the mistake of busying ourselves with a more appealing obligation.

Communication Techniques That Great Counselors Use To Get Results

Mar 15, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

When it comes to having difficult conversations, the majority of people don’t, and lawyers are no exception. Here are some tips to help have those conversations.

Getting the Law Practice You Deserve from a Phone Booth

Feb 12, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Strange as this may sound, something as random and seemingly inconsequential as a good old-fashioned telephone booth may be just what you need to improve your career.

Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions and Exceptional Lawyers

Jan 29, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

If you have room for improvement, there is nothing like a heaping bowl of feedback to help you bridge the gap between your achievement and your goals.

What Kind of Lawyer Are You Actually?

Jan 8, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Is the kind of lawyer that you are practicing as currently the same kind of lawyer that you are actually?

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