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
I am old enough to remember the urban legends spoken by our dearly beloved elders. "You kids have it so easy these days. Back in my day we had to trek through blizzards for ten miles wearing boots that barely covered our feet." I'm sure you've heard older partners say...read more
If you are a well-seasoned lawyer with years of experience facing the end or near-end of your career, consider what follows. After years of putting blood, sweat and tears in (so-to-speak), it would be a shame not to fully capitalize on your highly valuable knowledge...read more
I am a fan of keeping a running 'to-do' list updated each day. Not only do I use it myself, I suggest this to all of my clients. Things will come at you from all directions, that is a given. But if you start with a plan for your day, when you are sidetracked, you have...read more
Many of my clients struggle with this question when taking a look at ways to grow their practice or firm. Whether you are in solo practice or heading a large international firm, my answer remains the same. Here is how I help them determine the difference. A “cost” is...read more
Are you leading a team, practice group or your firm? Try this. Get everyone focused on one thing-your clients. Make it the mission of your team or group 'client 1st always'. When you get everyone focused on the same goal or outcome, then collaboration, cooperation and...read more
Would you sub in for a neurosurgeon friend who's off on sick leave? How about take a tooth out for a neighbor? I hope not. That would be as silly. That would be like one of them walking into court and representing one of your clients. Or drafting a make or break...read more
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