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  • The Secret to Success

    The Secret to Success

    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

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  • The Source of True Happiness

    The Source of True Happiness

    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

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  • Contribute to the Success of Others

    Contribute to the Success of Others

    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

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  • Be the Change

    Be the Change

    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

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  • Honest Communication is Needed

    Honest Communication is Needed

    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

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  • Work Life Balance is How You Define it

    Work Life Balance is How You Define it

    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

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  • What Separates the Pedestrian from the Exceptional

    What Separates the Pedestrian from the Exceptional

    JW Way Fundamental #6: Be passionate about the client experience   "Make each client interaction memorable for its warmth, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness.  Create wow experiences,  Be obsessive about response time and keeping clients informed.”

    This fundamental speaks to us on two distinct levels. 

    First, it teaches the importance of identifying with the client’s … Read More

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  • A Label by any Name is Still Just a Label

    A Label by any Name is Still Just a Label

    JW Way Fundamental #13: Embrace Diversity  "Celebrate our differences. Be aware of and address implicit bias. Be open to learning from others, regardless of their background or role. Be mindful that we make better decisions when we consider multiple perspectives. Hire, mentor, compensate, and promote based on merit.”

    Recently I started to read an article about technology and what generations thought … Read More

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  • Opportunities for Learning are Everywhere

    Opportunities for Learning are Everywhere

    JW Way Fundamental #17: Be Relentless about Continuous Improvement  "Be a lifetime learner and continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally. Be curious and never stop improving your legal, technical, and personal skills. Embrace change. Look for a better way."

    The principles of "continuous improvement" and "lifetime learning" are embedded in the legal profession.  We " … Read More

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  • Imperfect Leads to Better

    Imperfect Leads to Better

    JW Way Fundamental #17: Be Relentless about Continuous Improvement  "Be a lifetime learner and continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally. Be curious and never stop improving your legal, technical, and personal skills. Embrace change. Look for a better way."

    This Fundamental recognizes that each of us is imperfect and in a generalized sense that each of us can “get better.& … Read More

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