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Take Your Life Back

Recently I’ve heard about and noticed an increase in the number of managers and partners who are losing their sense of professional fulfillment. They are tired, overwhelmed and generally aren’t happy. What’s going on? If you’re like them, a large part is because...

The Lead Sled Dog

Whenever you face competing pressures, you need to know what your lead sled dog is to determine what you should do. The term comes from the dog teams that pull sleds through the snow. The lead dog is the one that determines the direction and pace for the rest of the...

Think Time

As a partner or manager, your thinking is more important than your doing. But you get so involved in your doing that you sacrifice your thinking time for doing time. The result is that you procrastinate the difficult and challenging problems because you haven’t spent...

Serious Professionals

All professionals struggle with the same constraint: time. It seems that there is just too much to do and not enough time to do it. If you listen to time management gurus, they try to convince you that if you do all the right things the right way, you will be able to...

Example of Goal Power

While driving last week, I heard a radio interview of a person who set a goal in January of 2009 to lose weight. A lot of weight. He set his goal of losing 90 pounds in the year 2009. He named it “90 in ‘09.” Catchy, don’t you think? The results? By December 31, 2009,...