By Finding & Improving Keystone Habits, Law Firms Can Drastically Change Culture
Tactics to Diffuse Anger in the Office -
When office politics, disagreements, bad moods get the best of people, angry outbursts are likely to erupt. When we see this happening, our natural reactions are to turn and...more
Litigation Value: Aside from a potential workers’ compensation claim for Toby, from having a paper airplane thrown directly into his eye, Dunder Mifflin is getting off light this week....more
Generations X, Y and Z: educated, independent, entitled and media savvy. When motivated, these workers can be very valuable. Retaining them, however, can be a problem. Conventional wisdom is don’t try; they will be moving...more
I am a little reluctant to raise this issue. I am sure the overwhelming response will be “Yes, of course.” I am prepared for that and for any criticism that I am only offering another profound grasp of the obvious....more
On Tuesday the SEC held a National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers at an open meeting at its D.C. headquarters. The first panel – titled The Role of Compliance and Ethics – was nominally targeted to...more
Today in history should be known as “End of Military Leaders Day” as not only is this the 199th anniversary of Napoleon’s exile to Elba (although he did make somewhat of a comeback) it is also the 62nd anniversary of Truman’s...more
You already know that Baker Donelson lawyers love pro bono, but I'm here to tell you - our staff loves pro bono too! It is so easy, and so rewarding, to get law firm staff involved in pro bono work. Of course, they can do...more
I attended the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium over the past couple of days. It was a great conference and kudos to the entire Dow Jones team for putting on a truly memorable event. Day 2 had some interesting speakers...more
News Flash: Houston Astros Lead AL in Wins!
In case you were too worn out from this weekend’s college basketball tournament bonanza, both the men’s and women’s, to stay up on Sunday night and watch ESPN; the Houston...more
No matter how strong a company’s compliance program, there is always a risk. No matter how many times employees are trained, complete certifications and are reminded of their FCPA compliance obligations, there is always a...more
Edge International recently co-sponsored and facilitated a Managing Partners’ Forum in Savannah for medium-sized firms in the Southeastern region, and I came away from the discussions both with some eye-opening impressions...more
The vast majority of business enterprises worldwide are “family run”, or purely private entities, where operational management and ownership reside in or are controlled by the same individuals.
On the other hand,...more
It is no secret that law firms, and particularly large ones, are facing some challenging times. From culture to revenue model to customer service, there are a number of areas that could be drastically altered. During...more
An organization’s culture shapes its internal and external communications, whether purposefully or unintentionally. A recent Council of PR Firms Harvard Leadership Program session explored this topic as it relates to India’s...more
We continue our exploration of all things Sherlock Holmes this week by considering Holmes as a teacher. In an article in Scientific American, entitled “Don’t Just See, Observe: What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Mindful...more
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