Five Ways to Recover from Anxiety

Stress, panic, anxiety, sadness, fear…. Once in a while, we can become so overwhelmed by our thoughts, feelings and emotions that we can’t even think straight. Sometimes these emotions creep up over time. At other times, they pop up in reaction to an event, with no warning whatsoever.  There is no quick fix, but here are some […]

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Election Day 2016: Bring Your Excitement, Not Your Venom

On this Election Day 2016, most of us have clients, vendors, suppliers, employees, supervisors, colleagues, family and/or friends on both sides of the aisle, Democrat and Republican. And some independents, too. Professional development tip: If someone’s giving you a hard time about the election today or acting over the top, there’s a simple response: Bring your […]

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Where and How Do You Find Wonder and Inspiration? A Photo Essay

As I enjoyed a beautiful day outside in perfect weather yesterday, I started reflecting on the times I am most creative and what inspires me: when time slows down and I am able to think expansively. It’s a goal of mine to have more of those moments in the coming year.

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Inspiration and Time Management: Can the Two Ever Be Reconciled?

Coaxing inspiration to fit into the ins and outs of modern life may be one of the hardest things that we need to do as human beings. It is akin to shaping glass – you need just the right amount of heat, skill and supple touch – and you need to risk that your project will be a bust. Yet the more you practice, the better your results will be.

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Working On (vs. In) Your Career

Working On Your Career vs. In Your Career – What is the Difference? If you have ever spent time in an entrepreneurial role, you have likely heard the phrase “working on your business” (versus “working in your business”). Working on your business means investing time in activities that will build the business over the long term,  such […]

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10 Weeks Until Year End – January 1, 2017 is coming!

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to achieve in 2016?

I know I haven’t yet.

Earlier in my career, I was obsessed with the smaller goals. Over time, I learned that the TRUE GOALS are to live your best life and make the greatest contributions to your work (writ large) and the world.

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8 Core Qualities of Successful General Counsel and How to Achieve Them

If you are currently in a GC role and want to raise your game (or emphasize your value proposition in an upcoming interview), or if you are looking to become a GC from a law firm or in-house counsel spot, here are eight qualities that you must cultivate to be a successful General Counsel.

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