Women leaders in law

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” Maya Angelou I have been wanting to write something in celebration of International Women’s Day and many will notice that I’m a bit (a lot) late with this little piece. The reason for my …

Leadership in law

Leadership is a lot of things and is not a lot of things. People have different ideas of leadership and it can often be a negative experience with an employer/boss that teaches us what we feel leadership really is and what it’s not. If we desire leadership in our own futures, it may also inform us what kind of …

Authenticity

authenticity (noun) the quality of being real or true Recently I gave a presentation to some lovely people that involved some talk about authenticity. Granted, it was in the context of marketing, but the message was/is, in my view, still very important. In the beginning steps of learning more about myself, both my personal and professional …

Reflecting on mistakes

Mistakes have an indeterminable value, despite whether you make them yourself or not. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself Eleanor Roosevelt Reflection is a beautiful and powerful thing. There is a gut-wrenching feeling that one can experience that is unique to a mistake of your own …

Value of time spent

Is there someone in your workplace or law land world that you don’t really get or struggle to work with? Do they make your work difficult or are they always at odds with you? I think it’s safe to say that it happens to all of us. What you do to work with these people …

Curiosity is a good thing

You know some of the most interesting and insightful things I learn come from the oddest of places. It also comes from being curious. Asking questions. Listening to others. I read the book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. In …

The thing about job titles

… is that it’s just a title. Job titles do not describe the work that you’re actually doing and what value it has to you and your development. Take the title “Administrator”. I’m not necessarily speaking of an Administrator in the legal industry, but any type of industry. What is an Administrator? Do they “administer” stuff? What …