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How to Manage Any Manager

We all have “bosses.”  In fact, one of the tricks to good client service is treating a wide array of people as your boss.  It works with business colleagues, clients, law partners and even, on rare occasion, spouses (a little humor goes a long way). However, not all of the real managers of us are more…

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Partnership … Eye on the Prize, Maybe

Michael Allen of the recruiting firm, Lateral Link, has written a good and sobering article about steps to take if you do not think you will make partner at your current firm. He advises, as does WOMN LLC, to constantly evaluate (we call it — Re-Assess) where you are and what you are doing. Mike more…

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DLA Piper Global Women’s Conference

The DLA Piper Global Women’s Conference, held in Chicago on Sept. 30, 2014, featured a panel led by Marla Persky on the subject of Onward and Upward: Demonstrating Success as a General Counsel and Beyond.  The panelists addressed a variety of issues including how to position yourself for GC opportunities, things to keep in mind more…

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Fake It ’til You Become It …

We all know that non-verbal cues affect how others see us, but did you know that our body language has an impact on our own feelings of power, control and ability?  Watch this TED talk to learn how a two-minute exercise can help you achieve success. Thanks to TED Talks and Amy Cuddy, brilliant social more…

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Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

At the July 2014 Annual Meeting Awards luncheon, NAWL’s new president Lisa Passante’s closing remarks really hit the nail on the head. Below is a snippet from her remarks: When I thought about what I would say today, knowing I would be following such an impressive line up of speakers, I knew I would need more…

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Best Law Firms for Women 2014

On August 5, 2014, Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” selected because of their family friendly policies, and business and career development initiatives that help women attorneys succeed and advance into leadership.  Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers have been evaluating firms more…

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Just Look to Nature …

The article, below is tongue in cheek, but really does contain good advice for being taken seriously.  Even female-named hurricanes have something to learn … or is it that we mere humans require the true learning?  Click on the link and enjoy! Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? Thanks, NPR! And women — as more…

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Confidence versus Competence

Here’s a great and relevant article in The Atlantic: The Confidence Gap between Men and Women  “Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it,” is the subhead on the piece by  Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. It more…

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Use Your So-Called ‘Dark Traits’ … in Moderation

Can manipulation, narcissism, and antisocial behavior be a good thing? Experts say, “yes” — if you’re aware of these traits and use them selectively and wisely. See this article in the Wall Street Journal online: What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us For instance, people with narcissism, who want to be the center of attention, often more…

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Why Women Get Interrupted, How to be Heard

Girls are trained from an early age to listen more than talk.  Is it any wonder that we get interrupted by others while in the midst of sharing an idea or suffer the indignity of others taking credit for what we just articulated? This article from Soraya Chemaly published in the Huffington Post – “10 more…

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