removing bottlenecks

Reducing Cycle Time By Removing Bottlenecks

  Imagine you’re leading a troop of twelve scouts on a wilderness trip. Your responsibility is to make sure that the children make it from point A to point B on their hike without anything terrible happening to any of them (like getting eaten by a bear!) You quickly discover that it doesn’t matter how […]

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How a Law Firm is Like a Donut Shop

  This article is based on Episode 27 of the Lean Law Firm Podcast, where I discuss an analogy that my co-author Dave Maxfield and I use during our live event.   Have you been to a Duck Donuts?  It’s a little slice of heaven for those of you not on a carb-free diet.  And […]

Are You Getting Bad Advice When it Comes to Legal Technology? You Getting Bad Advice About Legal Software?

Are You Getting Bad Advice When it Comes to Legal Technology?

  Not so fun fact: 88% of software implementations either fail outright, run over budget, or are significantly delayed. So if you thought that rolling out a new software platform at your firm is daunting, you’re right. The dangers to your project lurk both inside and out. Software vendors and consultants can have interests that […]

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Lessons We Can All Learn from Little League

  Last spring, my then 11-year old son was in a pressure cooker situation. He was on the mound in the bottom of the last inning of a Little League game. The bases were loaded, the score tied with no outs, and he was behind the batter with a 3-0 count (meaning three balls and […]

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How Do You Stack Up? Takeaways from our Lean Law Firm Workshop

  Don’t you prefer it when CLEs are two-way discussions instead of one-way lectures? That’s what my The Lean Law Firm co-author, Dave Maxfield, and I provided to a group of attorneys in a half-day collaborative workshop in Columbia, South Carolina. We split up our curriculum into small, digestible chunks, interspersed with exercises and discussions to […]

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Make This Thanksgiving Last the Rest of Your Life

  It’s no secret that Thanksgiving is a day to think about what you’re grateful for in your life. However, Thanksgiving is not the only day that I do this. In fact, I approach this gratitude business very seriously. I’ve woven a whole gratitude-harvesting daily mechanism into my life.  This has been going on now for about two […]

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Why I Left Facebook and Never Looked Back

  This month I celebrate seven months Facebook-free. I’m shocked by how I little I miss it.  In fact, I haven’t looked back. Turns out it was one of the most positive moves I made in all of 2018. I had been on the fence about whether to leave Facebook or not, but leaving seemed […]

bestselling book at aba techshow: the lean law firm

Bestselling Book at ABA TECHSHOW: The Lean Law Firm

  The book I published with my co-author, Dave Maxfield, The Lean Law Firm: Run Your Firm Like the World’s Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses, sold more copies than any ABA-published book this year or last at TECHSHOW. It turns out we may have introduced the right topic at the right time: Dan Katz mentioned […]