Category Archives: Succeeding at work

4 ways to manage your attention span

 You are the boss of your attention span. You are the boss of your attention span. Yet how you manage when your world is pinging you to read texts, tweets, emails, and Instagrams is a measure of your professionalism. Whether … Continue reading

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Office policies — not all in the employee handbook

Most employers won’t deliberately trick you, but there are hundreds of tiny office policies that aren’t in the employee handbook. Office policies Whether you are naming a document or requesting a check for a filing fee, your office has policies … Continue reading

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Grant Writing: a skill for all lawyers

Grant writing is a skill for all lawyers. Every lawyer should be adept at this particular kind of persuasive writing for both enlightened self-interest, and for the public good that grants can support.  Whether you work in public, private, or … Continue reading

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There are no unsuccessful experiments…

Whether you are considering a career change, taking on a new project, learning a new language, or otherwise re-arranging your life, you are about to engage in an experiment. Will it turn out just like you planned? If not, how … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Relationships with Support Staff

The Five Stages of Relationships with Support Staff will make or break your career. Lucky professionals work with talented staff who generously share their technical skills and institutional memories. Rudeness and lack of respect for staff can spell DOOM. Stage … Continue reading

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