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  • Communicate to be Understood - Gary Jaburg

    Communicate to be Understood - Gary Jaburg

    JW Way Fundamental #10: Communicate to be Understood "Know your audience. Use the language of your audience to write and speak clearly concisely, in away that can be easily understood."

    The purpose of communicating - whether it’s oral, written, sign language or Morse code - is that both parties understand what is being said.  It is primarily the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the … Read More

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  • Communicate to be Understood - Mervyn Braude

    Communicate to be Understood - Mervyn Braude

    JW Way Fundamental #10: Communicate to be Understood "Know your audience. Use the language of your audience to write and speak clearly concisely, in away that can be easily understood."

    How important is communicating to be understood? Can the misunderstanding of a few words literally mean the difference between life and death?

    In 1977 at foggy Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands, the captain of a … Read More

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  • Leave Your Ego at the Door - Nate Meyer

    Leave Your Ego at the Door - Nate Meyer

    JW Way Fundamental #9: Leave Your Ego at the Door  "At all times, stay focused on serving the needs of our client and our firm, rather than on serving your ego. Remember - it's about the client and our firm, not you!"

    My parents were in town a few weeks ago so I invited them to meet me for lunch.

    My Mom, Dixie ordered.  My Dad, Phil ordered.  I ordered

    Yes, my parents' names are Phil and Dixie.& … Read More

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  • Communicate to be Understood - Kathy Mathia

    Communicate to be Understood - Kathy Mathia

    JW Way Fundamental #10: Communicate to be Understood "Know your audience. Use the language of your audience to write and speak clearly concisely, in away that can be easily understood."

    Recently I spoke to a client about a complaint that had been filed against them.  The person laughed about how the opposing party in the case was “praying” that the court grant the relief requested. & … Read More

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  • Listen Fully - Brenda Edwards

    Listen Fully - Brenda Edwards

    JW Way Fundamental #5: Listen Fully "Listening is more than simply not speaking. Give others your undivided attention. Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand." 

    This is a JW Way fundamental that applies not only to work but also to life outside of work.  Listening fully is one of the greatest gifts that we can give another … Read More

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  • Act with Integrity - Laurence Hirsch

    Act with Integrity - Laurence Hirsch

    JW Way Fundamental #8: Act with Integrity  "Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing in every action you take and in every decision you make. Own up to your own mistakes and apologize. If you make a mistake, clean it up." 

    Food for thought.  It is easy to tell warm and fuzzy stories of those who act with integrity, but I tend to think that it is the small things that often go … Read More

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  • Honor Your Commitments - Gary Jaburg

    Honor Your Commitments - Gary Jaburg

    JW Way Fundamental #7: Honor your commitments.  "Do what you say you are going to do when you say you are going to do it. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, tell others early and agree on a new commitment."

    Some fundamentals apply only to attorneys, and others may apply only to work, but this fundamental is for everyone, every day, and everywhere! No matter what the circumstances or situation, we … Read More

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  • Listen Fully - Jill Kubek

    Listen Fully - Jill Kubek

    JW Way Fundamental #5: Listen Fully "Listening is more than simply not speaking. Give others your undivided attention. Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand." 

    Anyone familiar with Steven Covey and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?  Stealing a page or two from him on the topic of listening:  Habit #5 -  … Read More

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  • Act with Integrity - Roger Cohen

    Act with Integrity - Roger Cohen

    JW Way Fundamental #8: Act with Integrity  "Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing in every action you take and in every decision you make. Own up to your own mistakes and apologize. If you make a mistake, clean it up." 

    We live in integrity-challenged times.  It sometimes seems that the people with the least integrity, those who disregard the truth, blame everyone but … Read More

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  • Clarify and Manage Expectations - Maria Speth

    Clarify and Manage Expectations - Maria Speth

    JW Way Fundamental #3: Clarify and Manage Expectations "Establish mutually agreeable expectation as to the time, expense, and goals of every engagement. Let people know what to expect and when. Ensure clarity by reviewing goals, action items, responsibilities, and dues dates to ensure expectations are understood."

    This JW Way fundamental is often a challenge for me because I have a personality trait that … Read More

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