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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Invalidating Work/Life Balance?

Posted in Culture, Diversity, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Recruitment, Retention, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
This past August a court dismissed an EEOC discrimination suit against Bloomberg contending that the company had systematically discriminated against pregnant women or those who recently returned to work from maternity leave. The judge, New York district court judge Loretta Preska, saw the EEOC’s essential charge to be that  Bloomberg, as a company policy, did not provide work/life balance for its employees, which… Continue Reading

That Old Crying Feeling

Posted in Culture, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Management, Productivity, Risk Management, Work Satisfaction
The following entry won the BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is a free weekly email newsletter that links to the best articles on the Web for lawyers and law firm administrators.                                                         House Speaker John Boehner teared up when introducing two newly elected Republican congressmen during a closed party meeting on September 15th,… Continue Reading

Practical Practice Management Skills: The Delegating Dilemma

Posted in Client Service, Coaching, Culture, Decision-Making, Management, Productivity, Professional Development
One of the more challenging skills lawyers need to master is the ability to delegate–to younger partners, associates, and non-lawyer staff, and in this marketplace, to third party providers, like document reviewers and e-discovery firms.  And even to clients.  But there is a lot of internal resistance in many lawyers to mastering that skill.  Perfectionism, wanting to stay in control and… Continue Reading