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Lawyers: How to Be Valuable ... Aside from Practicing Law

Lawyers have a problem. We’re consistently perceived as experts on one thing: law. This not only dominates how others view us, but also dominates how we view ourselves. Here's what to do about it as you bring value to your...more

Freelance Lawyers: Finding a Fit in the Profession

Freelance work, enabled by unprecedented technological innovation, creates a more efficient market. Dormant talent has access to other non-conventional opportunities. Small and medium sized firms can be more agile in adding...more

3 Ways to Stay Sane When Business Is Good

The email below is not something you write to just anyone. The recipient is a mentor and a friend. You’d better be comfortable with the person on the other side if you write what I wrote. I was, and I thought it could help...more

3 Ways to Make Every Networking Event You Attend Worth Your Time

When I attend a networking event, this is what I do to make sure it matters....more

5 Ways to Follow Up Effectively (With Real-World Examples)

Building relationships with interesting people is the key to an exceptional career, and one key to those relationship is: the follow-up. Here's a look at how to do it correctly....more

The Single Most Important Professional Question You'll Ever Answer

It's not your goals, not your greatest strength or weakness or why a tennis ball is fuzzy. It’s your story. And it’s up to you to make it great....more

Connect, Contribute, Champion: 3 Strategies for Exceptional Business Relationships

Three strategies to build powerful business relationships that you can start working on today, from attorney, mentor, in-house counsel Josh Beser....more

Entrepreneurs: 7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Lawyer

Have you ever hired a lawyer for your business? Did you know what questions to ask, or how to evaluate whether or not they could deliver what you need?...more

How’d You Get That Job? Josh Beser (@josh_beser), Assistant General Counsel at Lonza

Do excellent work no matter who is watching. Excellent work is the price of admission for anyone to want to help you do something professionally....more

Relationships Build Experiences Build Opportunities Build Careers

Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it. Here's why that matters...more

4 Ways to Identify (and Complete!) Your Important Work in 2014 and Beyond

Our most important work often is not our most urgent work. Here's how to get it done...more

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