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Mismanaging Team and Client Time: How Not to Manage Projects, Part 3

This is the third article in a series about mismanaging projects, or throwing away the bad stuff to leave only the good – or at least better – stuff. There are five aspects you have to manage to move projects forward effectively: The project itself, discussed in the January column. Time,…

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8 RULES OF VIDEO CALL ETIQUETTE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

Manners Matter- Even on a Video Call 8 RULES OF VIDEO CALL ETIQUETTE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME Welcome to the PSM School of Etiquette! Today’s lesson will focus on the importance of proper manners on professional video calls. The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the landscape…

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8 Ways Your Law Firm Shows Their True Colors in Times of Crisis

In times of crisis, your bank, accounting firm and law firm show their true worth. Earlier this week, I wrote why many of the emails sent by your service providers are being ignored, and it comes down to one basic problem: lack of empathy. In times of crisis, this is when…

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The Top 5 Budget Items Law Firms Will Try to Slash in Response to COVID-19

Are you getting pressured to cut expenses? The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to the economy, and with it comes much uncertainty about 2020. When business is declining or the marketplace is starting to panic, firms start making decisions they hope will protect them. Months or years later, some…

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10 Steps to a Successful Rollout: A White Paper

A successful software rollout doesn’t just happen.  It requires methodical planning and precision execution. Much needs to be done early in the planning stages to rally support for the project.  “Selling” your plan to all of the firm’s personnel will help things run more smoothly.  No, you don’t need to…

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Delegating in a Virtual World

By Michael Timms | May 12, 2020 Getting things done through others has long been thought to be the primary goal and challenge of leadership. However, the more we learn about people and performance, the more we understand that there is another factor leaders must be concerned with: employee engagement. Ensuring that employees…

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The reason (video conferencing) Zoom calls drain your energy

Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring – and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’? By Manyu Jiang  22nd April 2020 Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you. There are the work huddles, the one-on-one meetings…

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Pandemic VIII: Law firm transitions

law firm transition planning April 21, 2020 by Jordan Furlong Posted in: Law Firms There is so much speculation right now on “The Right Way” to lead our people and manage our offices when we loosen the restrictions and people start to go back to work. Assuming the market…

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8 Tips for Balancing Your Jobs as a Remote Worker and Caregiver

The women I work with are inspiring, brilliant businesswomen, incredible writers, and are well-traveled and creative – and most also are balancing all of that with caregiving, both as moms and/or caring for loved ones. We usually work from an idyllic location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but as the novel…

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

HBR Staff/design/Getty Images Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But…

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