White space?

I’m always looking to improve my blog, and one of the areas I look for inspiration and guidance is on other blogs, particular those with a big audience. One of the most popular is called “Zen Habits“, a blog about using zen principles to simplify life and slow down which has been going since 2007.Continue reading “White space?”

What’s your agenda?

My friend Ross, an in-house attorney in the U.S., is known for his personal crusade against unproductive meetings. We’ve all been in them: the time-devouring, pointless meetings that swallow time and achieve little (if anything). The book “Rework” by Fried and Hienemeier Hansson gives a great explanation of why there are so many meetings ofContinue reading “What’s your agenda?”

You do what?

Reading another interesting discussion on the Interweb last week, which was urging lawyers to ask their clients the simple question “so what do you do?”. The basis of the article was that this would give a client or a prospect the opportunity to talk about their business, and thus provide a deeper level of insightContinue reading “You do what?”

The Great Commodity Debate

Fascinating debate over the last month on the Linkedin group “Leadership for Lawyers” on Mike Ames’ discussion “Is the law becoming a commodity, and if it is, what can be done about it?”. One of the things that immediately struck me about the comment, was the implication that commoditisation was a bad thing, and somethingContinue reading “The Great Commodity Debate”