Have Fun at Work!
Fun at work? Exactly. If you can't have fun at work, then why are you there? Fun and good work do go together. A joke can even reduce tension during stressful times at work. We all know the saying "Laughter is the best medicine" and inherently know it is true.
This doesn't mean you feel like you have time to joke around with co-workers every day, but, if you think about those type of days, … Read More
Preparation is Key
Recently, I called a client to set up a block of time to prepare for mediation. The client didn’t understand why we needed to meet and thought you just go in and see if the dispute can be settled or not. This common misconception regarding mediation speaks to an important topic: preparation.
I had to explain to the client that the two most important times in a lawsuit are mediation and trial. … Read More
Do You Follow Up?
One-way to know if you follow up is to ask yourself if things you want to get done do. This includes tasks you or others, whether inside or outside your company, are working on. I know many of you are thinking you shouldn't have to follow up for things to be completed. That is a misplaced thought.
How many times have you realized at or just before the end of the business day a task or project … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Partners Named 2017 Women in the Law
PHOENIX, Ariz. (04/27/2017) – Three partners at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk were named Women in the Law by Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition 2017. Women in the Law are selected by their peers. Best Lawyers methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal … Read More
Teamwork is Necessary
No one really makes it on their own. Everyone is part of a team, whether internally at their business or with partners at other businesses. Anyone who thinks their success is only attributable to their own actions is mistaken and myopic.
You need to know your colleagues. Does this mean you have to be best friends with everyone and know everything about them? Of course not. But it does mean … Read More
Fourteen Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers
Phoenix, Arizona (April 18, 2017) - Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk has fourteen attorneys named as either 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers or 2017 Rising Stars. The 2017 listing of Southwest Super Lawyers Includes – Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Lauren Garner, Kraig Marton, Nathan D. Meyer, Mitchell Reichman, Maria Crimi Speth and Lawrence Wilk. To be considered for Rising Star recognition, attorneys … Read More
Credibility and Trustworthiness
Be honest; don't lie. And say what you mean. This seems simple, but too many people have trouble with what are to me qualities that we shouldn't have to strive for. I mean talk about a low bar: be honest and forthright. And be this way all the time to everyone you deal with. You want people to believe in you.
The alternative is being two faced and dishonest. Can anyone honestly say that is the reputation they … Read More
Do Things for Others and Expect Nothing in Return
One thing I have learned is to do things for others, yet expect nothing. That's right, you need to rely on karma. Do good deeds and you will be on the receiving end in the future.
Connect people. Refer people. Forward that article you know your colleague, friend or family member will be interested in. Send a card or a letter - you know, the way we used to keep in contact before email and texting & … Read More
We Are All Salespeople
I wanted to go to law school, but knew for sure after an interview with Pitney Bowes. The interviewer asked me to sell him widgets. I never tried to close the deal, so you can imagine the result of the interview. In addition to thinking law was interesting, I thought I was going into a profession that didn't require selling. I was wrong.
In law you can sell or not. But if you don't, others will … Read More
Say Thank You Like You Actually Mean It!
We live in a fast-paced transactional world. With the speed everything moves people sometimes resort to a text, email or similarly transactional electronic thank you. But if you resort to relaying a thank you by email, text or social media flavor of the month it is destined for the electronic scrapheap and likely will not be remembered. Be different and either write thank you notes or call.
It takes … Read More