Josh Beser

Josh Beser

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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

3/6/2015 - Business Development In-House Perspective Professional Networking Startups Young Lawyers

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

9/11/2014 - In-House Perspective Popular Professional Development Young Lawyers

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

9/2/2014 - In-House Perspective Professional Development Young Lawyers

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

8/6/2014 - Business Development In-House Perspective Professional Networking Young Lawyers

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

7/17/2014 - Business Development Career Development In-House Perspective Popular Professional Networking Young Lawyers

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

5/12/2014 - In-House Perspective Professional Development Professional Networking Young Lawyers

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

3/21/2014 - Business Development Corporate Counsel In-House Perspective Professional Networking Young Lawyers

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

2/18/2014 - Entrepreneurs In-House Perspective Startups

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

2/11/2014 - How'd You Get That Job In-House Perspective Professional Development Professional Networking

Relationships Build Experiences Build Opportunities Build Careers

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

1/10/2014 - Business Development In-House Perspective Professional Networking

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

12/27/2013 - Corporate Counsel In-House Perspective Law Practice Management Legal Perspectives

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