A trademark is a word, name, or symbol used to identify and distinguish a seller’s product from those of others. A trademark is part of a company’s brand. It is the embodiment of the company’s reputation. Over time, a trademark can accumulate significant goodwill. Consider the value of top brand names, such as Apple, Google, and McDonalds. Apple’s brand recently became the first to surpass … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #27: Don't take yourself too seriously "Maintain a healthy perspective on your work and professional life. There are more important things going on in the world than your daily challenges. And remember to have fun. Fun renews our spirit, keeps us energized, and helps us think more clearly. "
This fundamental has a number of different components. First and very important is that you … Read More
How long should Arizona employers keep employment records? The short answer is - it depends. Most Arizona and federal employment law claims have a fairly short statute of limitations. Under Title VII, employees must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 300 days from the act of discrimination. Under the Arizona Employment Protection Act, there is a one-year statute of limitations for wrongful … Read More
We all are moving fast through our days. Are you nice to the people who cross your path? You should be because how you treat people is what stays with them when they think about you. The benefits of being kind outweigh the efforts you put in. Knowing this and acting on it will help you and your reputation.
In the same vein, do random acts of kindness. Bring in donuts, or maybe something healthier like fruit, to … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #21: Invest in Relationships "Get to know clients, co-workers, and peers on a personal level. Understand others and what is important to them. Strong relationships are beneficial to all parties."
There is an old saying: No one ever said on his deathbed, “I wish I’d spent more time in the office.”
What they do say are things like, “I wish I’d spent … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #20: Be a Mentor "Help others. Take responsibility to coach, help, guide, teach, and mentor others. Contributing to the success of others enhances your own success and well-being, as well as our firm."
This JW Way Fundamental is closely related to another fundamental which requests us to be lifetime learners. Mentoring is about supporting those around us in their journey of … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #19: Lead by Example "The best way to influence others and maintain our culture is by one’s own examples. Walk the talk. Don’t ask others to do what you won’t or can’t. Take responsibility to consistently demonstrate the JW Way."
Leading by example is an interesting thing. People tend to associate it with big moments and dramatic scenes. When you … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #25: Candidly discuss, then align "Healthy, respectful discussion creates better solutions. Discuss concepts without personal attacks. Check your ego and search for the best solution rather than proving you are right. Once a decision is made, be fully aligned and completely supportive of it."
Remember TV’s first reality show. No, not Survivor, the Bachelor, or even the Amazing Race. You … Read More
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/28/2019) – Micalann Pepe was selected to be one of only twenty-four members of the American Bar Association Tort Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy for 2018-2019.
At the end of that leadership training program, in addition to beginning her third term as Vice Chair Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, the ABA selected her to be Vice Chair for the following national American … Read More
JW Way Fundamental #24: Maintain a healthy work life balance "Stay happier, healthier and more productive by balancing your time between billable hours, marketing, community activities, family, friends, emotional/spiritual well-being and physical fitness. The healthier you are, the more you will thrive personally and professionally."
This JW Way fundamental is intertwined with your definition of … Read More