Living an Integrated Life

Living an Integrated Life

We’d all benefit from more hours in the day. This is especially true for entrepreneurs. When I was getting my firm off the ground, it was a near round-the-clock undertaking. When I wasn’t working on the business I was thinking about the business. It was an obsession,...
You’re Approaching Your Business Relationships Wrong

You’re Approaching Your Business Relationships Wrong

What’s holding you back from making the most of your network? “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou You probably read that quote and thought, Surely, a poet like Maya Angelou wasn’t talking about business relationships....
Removing the Anxiety from Your M&A Deal

Removing the Anxiety from Your M&A Deal

An M&A deal is a huge project, regardless of the size of your business. Some companies shy away from the prospect of a merger or acquisition because it seems too daunting. They fear their ongoing business will grind to a halt, or that all their time and effort...
When is the Right Time for Your M&A Deal?

When is the Right Time for Your M&A Deal?

Just because the forecast on M&A this year is promising doesn’t mean you can or should make a deal. Sometimes the market won’t align with your business cycle. If you are thinking of negotiating a sale of your business or a merger/acquisition this year, make sure...
Mentorship: Exploring the Reverse Mentor Concept

Mentorship: Exploring the Reverse Mentor Concept

What we can learn from changing the status quo I’ve really enjoyed this series on mentorship. You might have noticed that in general, I prefer serial writing. It’s because while I love sharing my thoughts and insights, the exercise also gives me some clarity and room...
Mentorship: How to be the Best Mentee

Mentorship: How to be the Best Mentee

You get out what you put in As discussed last week, a mentor with the right approach is necessary for constructive and productive mentorship. Yet, even more responsibility falls on the mentee. The fact is, many mentees approach mentorship for the wrong reasons. Their...
Mentorship: Being a Great Mentor

Mentorship: Being a Great Mentor

A mentor is more than just a font of wisdom. My first and greatest mentor was my father. His wisdom is something I carry with me always. “Make yourself as indispensable as possible to your boss, but remember nobody is indispensable,” is career advice he gave me that I...
The Right (and Wrong) Way to Solicit on LinkedIn

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Solicit on LinkedIn

I recently posted a simple question – and brief explanation – about how people handle LinkedIn connections who immediately solicit you. I must have touched a nerve, because it went a bit viral. You can check out the post here. As you can see, it seems like I’ve...
Why You Should Create a Vision for the New Year

Why You Should Create a Vision for the New Year

Get rid of the resolutions and think bigger. You know the routine: make resolutions, break resolutions. Then we beat ourselves up over our inability to change, and by the time we’re done wallowing it’s June and none of our goals for the new year are on track. We...
How Law Firms Can Embrace Diversity: Part Three

How Law Firms Can Embrace Diversity: Part Three

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire In the last two posts, we discussed the problems that allow the lack of diversity in law firms to persist and why we should care. It’s clear that they are largely entrenched systemic issues. To...