10 Ways to Say 'No' That Won't Damage Your Business Relationships

by admin 15. January 2015 08:35
Saying no is always difficult, but doing so in a positive way takes a truly sensitive and tactful professional. Simple strategies like postponing a response or checking your calendar can project a sense of mindful deliberation. Read on to get your strategy down pat and your schedule freed up from clutter.

The More Time Dads Spend with Kids, The Happier They Are at Work

by admin 15. January 2015 08:10
Most women experience a pay cut when they have children either because they work less, take maternity leave, or choose to take on a lower paying, less demanding job. How does the "motherhood penalty" come to be, and how is it related to an opposite outcome for men? Read on to examine the comparison between motherhood and fatherhood and what it means for a career-minded family.

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Life & Balance | Organization and Time Management | Quick Look | Women at Work | Working Mom Advice

7 Ways Successful People Build Exceptional Professional Relationships

by admin 15. January 2015 08:09
We all can use that quick refresher to maintain the top-of-the-mind relationship-building strategy and mindset. These 7 simple tips come in handy especially when we're bogged down with work and we just need to take a breather and smell the opportunity to engage those around us. Read more!

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7 Ways Successful People Build Exceptional Professional Relationships

by admin 15. January 2015 07:51
We all can use that quick refresher to maintain the top-of-the-mind relationship-building strategy and mindset. These 7 simple tips come in handy especially when we're bogged down with work and we just need to take a breather and smell the opportunity to engage those around us. Read more!

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Mentoring, Networking & Business Development | Networking | Priorities | Quick Look

Junior Associates Don't Understand Our Firm's Chain of Command! Grrr...

by admin 14. January 2015 14:18
Dear Jane, I’m a mid-level associate supervising a few more junior associates on a big matter. One of them just told me she doesn’t understand why her drafts need to go through me on their way to the partner.  Sincerely, Why Would One Woman Do This To Another Woman? Dear Why Would One Woman Do This To Another Woman, Let’s give the more junior associate the benefit of the doubt and assume her intentions are benign. My suggestion is to have a conversation with her about the value you add to both her and the partner by making sure the drafts are in good shape befor... [More]

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The Common Traits of the Most Successful People

by admin 10. December 2014 11:29
Being emotionally attached to your work, being able to focus on the task at hand and having some resilience are just some of the traits successful people might have. But that's not to say those successes didn't work hard to get to that state of mind. Read on and see if any of the other successful traits are something you see in yourself or if you find something  you might need to work on.   

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Life & Balance | Mindfulness

10 Things to Do Every Workday

by admin 10. December 2014 11:08
We've all experienced that feeling you get when you weren't able to accomplish all your goals for the day. It can be daunting to go through the day with so much on your plate. Maybe one way to improve your sense of accomplishment is to set more realistic goals. Read on to learn how a list of 10 goals a day can work wonders to lower your expectations of yourself while also increasing your productvitity.  Read more!

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Organization and Time Management | Priorities

Two Career- & Family-Minded Parents Here! Are We Crazy?

by admin 8. December 2014 14:24
Dear Jane, My husband and I are both associates at large law firms – not the same firms – and we now have an almost two year old child and are thinking about having a second child. Both of us are very serious about both our careers and about parenting. When we look up at the partners at either of our firms, everyone has a stay-at-home spouse/partner. Sincerely, Can We Really Both Continue To Do This? Dear Can We Really Both Continue To Do This?, Please don’t let the lack of role models convince you that it can’t be done. You both need mentors who become committ... [More]

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Why You May Be Trying to Up Your Productivity the Wrong Way

by admin 12. November 2014 22:54
We all have our own way of managing our many responsibilities and setting the goals for the day, but let's face it, the perfectionist within says you can do better. Don't take it personally, but you can do better! We all can! Just give it a shot. Check out these useful tips in taking on your daily goals, sidetracking the inevitable distractions and coming this much closer to your rainmaking destiny! Read more.

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Obstacles and Accomplishments | Organization and Time Management | Quick Look

12 Rules of Highly Effective Networkers

by admin 12. November 2014 22:29
Whether we like it or not, we all need to make new connections to move forward. And maybe proper networking isn't necessarily about trying to make a sale or even perceiving a potential sale but rather, it is a habit that raises your potential for finding that next lead. Learn to establish the right positive networking habits. Think of these 12 rules as proper etiquette as opposed to networking habits, and growing your professional network may not be as daunting.

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Mentoring, Networking & Business Development | Quick Look

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