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Diversity in Personal Style

Posted in Announcements, Conflict, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Teamwork, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
Muir spoke at the Center for Legal Inclusiveness Summit  in Denver, Colorado on Monday, May 12, a well-run event drawing people from all directions, despite a spring snowstorm.  Muir’s topic was “Achieving the Advantages of Diversity in Personal Style,” a review of the narrow personal style profile that prevails in many legal organizations, the hazards … Continue Reading

The Manuscript Has Landed!

Posted in Announcements, Books, Emotional Intelligence
We apologize for the break in posting blog entries during the month of February.  That month was the runup to delivering a first draft of the manuscript for the book on emotional intelligence for lawyers that should be out later this year. Now that the manuscript has been delivered, let the blog entries resume!  … Continue Reading

Happiest of Holidays to You and Yours!

Posted in Announcements
We at Law People Management send our best wishes for the holidays and the new year to you, our loyal subscribers, and your families, friends and colleagues.  May you be blessed with the joy and prosperity that comes from community and connection. Research shows that emotional intelligence promotes both. Look for our book on emotional … Continue Reading

Muir Webinar on Emotions in the Office

Posted in Announcements, Communication, Conflict, Culture, Emotional Intelligence, Risk Management, Teamwork, Wellness, Work Satisfaction
Muir presented a Webinar September 12, 2013 to members of the Organization of Legal Professionals on “Crying Happens: Managing Emotions in the Office” tailored to recognizing and managing the emotional challenges in a legal office.  Comments included “wonderful” and “good stuff!&#… Continue Reading

Links Have Been Restored!

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For those of you who have suffered through the last few entries with links that didn’t work, please accept our apologies.  The new platform was evidently not formatting them properly.  We have been assured that all links should be working now.  Please let us know if you encounter corrupted links and we will make sure … Continue Reading

New Platform

Posted in Announcements
Welcome to our new operating platform fit for the next decade.  We look forward to your comments.  Please let us know if you have any problems with the functions… Continue Reading

Muir to Present at Yale Law School

Posted in Announcements, Assessments, Client Service, Conflict, Culture, Decision-Making, Emotional Intelligence, Law Education, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Profitability, Retention, Work Satisfaction
Ronda Muir, Esq., will present a seminar at Yale Law School on March 13, 2013 on "The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers–Strategies for a Successful and Satisfying Career."  She will review data from research with respect to personality assessments, positive psychology, conflict management, the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator and emotional intelligence showing the particular characteristics of lawyers that … Continue Reading

LPM’s Muir Cited Twice by NASJE

Posted in Announcements, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence
LPM’s Muir is honored to be cited twice in the June 2012 newsletter of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE), entitled "Judicial Balance: Lessons for Life and Law." The newsletter "helps you navigate the sometimes exhilarating and sometimes treacherous waters of being a judge, and makes it easier to find and enhance your fulfillment in serving … Continue Reading

The Diversity Myth Revisited

Posted in Announcements, Diversity, Productivity, Recruitment, Retention, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
Muir’s entry "What Do Women Want? Challenging the Diversity Myth" was republished in June’s Law Practice Today, the monthly webzine of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. The article will also be used in the workshop at the ABA meeting this July, entitled "LPM Diversity and Inclusion Workshop: The New Look of Law Practice Management."… Continue Reading

Muir to Present Webinar on Emotional Intelligence and Lawyering

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Client Service, Coaching, Communication, Conflict, Culture, Decision-Making, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Teamwork, Work Satisfaction
Ronda Muir of Law People Management LLC, Randall Kiser of DecisionSet, and Daniel S. Bowling III of Duke Law School will be co-presenting a Center for Competitive Management audio presentation on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2pm EDT entitled "Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence." The presentation will cover the relatively new science of emotional intelligence, its relationship to … Continue Reading

A Book on Emotional Intelligence and Lawyering: What’s Your Reaction?

Posted in Announcements, Emotional Intelligence, Management
Ronda Muir of Law People Management has concluded a contract with the ABA to write a seminal book on emotional intelligence and lawyering.  Before everyone scatters, could you please send your reactions to the juxtapositions of those two topics and any anecdotes that might be informative to info@LawPeopleManagement.com. All responses will be acknowledged and a select few will … Continue Reading

Happy Holidays and A Prosperous and Peaceful New Year!

Posted in Announcements, Conflict, Profitability, Work Satisfaction
No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus, but thankfully there is gratitude and hope, which I wish for all my subscribers during this holiday season and throughout the new year!  With these twin gifts come prosperity and peace–let us work together to make sure you are beneficiaries in the coming year of both.  The Law People Management Gang… Continue Reading

Posted in Announcements
Ronda Muir will be on a panel of former General Counsel to discuss “How General Counsel Evaluate and Hire Law Firms” in a webinar to be presented by the Center for Competitive Management (CCM) at 2pm EST on June 16, … Continue Reading

Muir to Speak at Women Lawyers Alliance Annual Meeting

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Client Service, Compensation, Culture, Diversity, Law Departments, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Succession
Muir will speak on Law Practice in the 21st Century:  What It Means for You at the Women Lawyers Alliance annual meeting in Chicago on Friday, May 20.  Muir will review the massive changes that law practice is undergoing globally in this new century and what it means to individual lawyers and their law departments and firms in … Continue Reading

Muir to Present Audio Conference on Partner Compensation

Posted in Announcements, Compensation, Leadership, Management, Succession
Muir and Norman Clark of Walker Clark will be co-presenting a Center for Competitive Management audio presentation on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2pm EST entitled "Partner Compensation–Defining the New Normal."  The presentation will cover: Key trends in partner compensation for 2011 Common and uncommon compensation plan options Who should evaluate performance and pay? Ways … Continue Reading

Muir Keynote Speaker for Hofstra Law School Boot Camp

Posted in Announcements, Emotional Intelligence, Law Education, Leadership, Professional Development
Muir will be the Keynote Speaker at Hofstra Law School’s Boot Camp on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  Her presenation “Emotional Intelligence—Your Secret Weapon for a Successful Law Practice”  will cover what the term ”emotional intelligence” means, the history of its discovery and development as a leadership skill, how lawyers score in emotional intelligence, how it … Continue Reading

Muir to Discuss Origination and Other Partnership Compensation Issues

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Client Service, Compensation, Culture, Leadership, Management, Profitability, Risk Management, Succession, Teamwork
Muir will co-present with Peter Zeughauser an audio conference hosted by Center for Competitive Management (CCM) on Thursday September 30, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 EST.  "Origination Credit and Partner Compensation for the New Legal Landscape" will include discussions of what origination is and how to measure it, what role origination plays in changing compensation systems, the impact of the … Continue Reading

Muir’s “The Diversity Myth” Published

Posted in Announcements, Diversity, Management, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
An article based on Muir’s blog entry "What do Women Want? Challenging the Diversity Myth" has been published in the ABA’s April 2010 webzine Law Practice Today. The issue focuses on effective diversity strategies in law practice management.  … Continue Reading

Muir to Lead Discussion on Lateral HIring and Integration

Posted in Announcements, Coaching, Communication, Compensation, Conflict, Culture, Decision-Making, Diversity, Ethics, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Teamwork, Work Satisfaction
From 2:00 pm to 3:15 EST on Thursday April 29, 2010 Muir will lead an audio conference discussion hosted by the Center for Ccompetitive Management (CCM) entitled "Lateral Partner Hires: Selecting and Integrating the Best Fit for the Firm," centering on the issues associated with hiring and integrating lateral partners. A record number of lateral partner … Continue Reading

Muir a Panelist at Women Lawyers Alliance’s Conference

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Client Service, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Work Satisfaction
Muir will be a panelist at the Women Lawyers Alliance’s (WLA) Inaugural Spring 2010 Conference: Rainmaking Equals Influence to be held May 13 and 14, 2010 at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is designed to help women achieve their full potential and will focus on equipping them with the skills to help … Continue Reading