Meditation as a Performance Tool

Lawyers work in a demanding profession. Stress levels are high. Burnout is rampant. Sacrifices made to advance our careers can have a pretty significant effect on our personal lives. We’re far from alone. Honestly, there are very few careers that aren’t stressful. We’re also not alone in what can feel like an endless struggle to increase our professional stamina and [...]

How to find and keep clients – CBA Practice Link June 2016

In case you missed it, in this article (reproduced below) from the June 2016 issues of CBA Practice Link, some of the local business development coaches and advisors (including me!) share some advice and ideas about finding and keeping clients. ______________________________________________ HOW TO FIND AND KEEP CLIENTS June 16, 2016 James Careless Now more than ever, lawyers are under tremendous pressure [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: Building relationships|Comments Off on How to find and keep clients – CBA Practice Link June 2016

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

In this TEDx talk, psychiatrist Robert Waldinger reports on lessons learned from the longest ever study on happiness, which has so far spanned 75 years and still continues. The summary of the three biggest lessons learned is fascinating to me because it dovetails perfectly with my philosophy on business development, which is that lawyers who continue to develop good, strong [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: Building relationships, My favourite TED talks|Comments Off on What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

“Law is a data field” – and other great frameworks to help you innovate

  Gail Cohen (@gailcohen) has been covering the legal profession in Canada as a reporter and editor since 1997, putting her in a prime position to access and engage thought leaders in our field throughout this period of transition and 'innovation' that we are facing. I often find myself asking Gail about things that are going on in law. One [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Amazing Lawyers, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on “Law is a data field” – and other great frameworks to help you innovate