You don't have to be the Managing Partner to be a great leader. I have clients at various levels within their firms that are demonstrating great leadership. One of the critical components of becoming a great leader is how you build your team. It comes down to...read more
Recently I've been working with two very different clients that have exactly the same challenges-incompetent staff. One is a partner at a national firm, and the other is a small firm owner. If you follow my writing you will note that I have been a very vocal advocate...read more
When my clients ask me for advice around recruiting I always advise them to consider attitude as the no#1 attribute to look for. I am not discounting academics, or technical ability, but let's be clear, they can be learned. Attitude is far more difficult to teach and...read more
Over the last 10 months I've had the pleasure of working with one of the best clients I've had in the 14 years that I have been coaching. So why is this client so good? He was open and eager to receive help and guidance from the beginning. Even through the busy times,...read more
As I am a business coach, this post is focused on your business relationships. However, you could easily take these tips and apply them to your personal relationships as well. Before you take the time away from your practice and go to the expense of attending that new...read more
If 2018 was a challenging or tough year for you, it's time to press the restart button. But if 2018 was a good or growing year, it's time to put the pedal to the metal. Whatever the case may be for you; my friends, clients and colleagues, I wish you the very best for...read more
My gift to you this Christmas is some advice I've shared with my clients for years-NIKE! No more procrastinating-NIKE!. No more creating distractions-NIKE! No more excuses-NIKE! No more talking yourself out of it-NIKE! You don't fail when you try. You only fail if you...read more
This post is a collection of some of my favorite quotes with respect to business and life. I hope they inspire. “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” Thich Nhat Hanh “The primary wisdom is intuition.” Emerson “All successful...read more
This is a guest blog from a colleague of mine, Mayur Gadhia, CPA, CA Are You Prepared for the Change to Accounting for WIP on Your Taxable Income? Historically, paragraph 34 (a) of the Income Tax Act (the “Act”) allowed designated professionals like lawyers,...read more
Law firm leadership is often talked about and has been for some time. Yet we still find very little progress on this front. If you’ve read my column before you will note a very practical, common sense and simple approach that I take with my clients. Keep it simple,...read more
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