Getting organized is a major key to stress management. So is regular exercise. But if you suspect you’re battling something greater, if you’ve done what you’re supposed to do and still the day starts and ends with gloom, take a look at the Lawyers with Depression site to see if it hits home, and consider seeing your doctor.
When you have a live, breathing, belching machine of a law firm, it’s tough to step back and take a look and come up with suggested adjustments to your operations, much less execute on your observations.
As the obsessive consumer of productivity and self-help literature that I am, I’ve decided to share with everyone the main recurring theme I read over and over again. It’s a short list….
At this time of year it seems like everyone has a “bad customer service” story. I get to mix it up a little and report a really good one. The guys at the Apple store in Boca Raton, Florida – Steve (manager) and David K. (“Genius”) in particular – really helped us out. It was […]
In one instance, Nasa blamed the loss of the Columbia, in part, due to critical information buried in a horrendous PowerPoint presentation.
Time is precious, and when you engage in your activities, whether work or other, productivity is increased and stress is reduced if you have the capatility of completely immersing yourself in whatever you’re doing. This state of happy productivity was termed “Flow” by a psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihaly (pronounced “JONES”). Flow is “a state of […]
We’re happy so see others raising awareness about some of the truly great operatinal techniques Agile brings to the table. Readers of this blog know of our enthusiasm for The Daily Standup and Retrospective meetings, both of which we discuss in our free e-book Legal Productivity and originate in Agile.
Guess what: According to the majority of practice management experts we spoke to, odds are you’re managing your trust accounts incorrectly. And this makes you at risk for disciplinary action. Join me and the fine folks at the Alaska Bar this afternoon/evening depending on where in the world you are. I will be guest lecturing […]
Email batching, then, is the first step to Email Nirvana. Step two is unsubscribing. Check out the article for steps three and four.
Mixed among my old copies of FPS: Football and Diablo, I came across a few notes on advice I was given during my time as a young lawyer. Stuff I used to jot down, specifically with the intention of someday looking back upon it. Now, with more than a few years of work under my belt, it was fun to see how some of these gems held up (or not) over time. Here’s a few to start – 2 not-so-good, 2 really good.