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Monday, April 12, 2021

Feeling Awkward About BizDev During COVID-19? Three Ideas.

Sheryl Odentz, Progress in Work LLC

As a law partner, since you can’t meet people face-to-face due to COVID-19, developing business is more challenging than ever. Here are three ideas from Sheryl Odentz to help you reframe your efforts.

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Monday, January 06, 2020

Seven Wishes for the LinkedIn Community in the New Decade

by Bruce K. Segall

As 2020 is upon us, we all might reflect on our use of LinkedIn. Are you like me and well into your second decade as an active user? Or are you part of the larger group who has largely stayed on the sidelines? Regardless of your past stance, what would cause you to rededicate some of your precious time to LinkedIn in 2020? For most of us, a focus on LinkedIn’s original mission would help. The words of LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman in 2009 still ring true: “We’re always about individual professionals doing business with their network.”

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Monday, April 08, 2019

25 Ways to Help Your Network (and Build Relationships)

by Betsy Munnell

Any rainmaker will tell you: Business development is all about people. And growing authentic, lifelong relationships is all about giving and helping, freely and for free—without expectation of a return on your efforts. The ideal way to build and deepen your rapport with your clients, prospects, colleagues, referral sources and other important contacts is to learn as much as you can about each person and identify what he or she needs to be successful and fulfilled. Once you’ve done that, things get very simple. You just need to help meet those needs.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Elusive Window of Marketability

by Michael Lord

Too many associates are missing the so-called “window of marketability” and get in the law firm job hunt too late for their own good.  As a general rule, associates are most marketable when they have two to five years of experience.  More than I ever can remember, my colleagues and I are receiving calls from 7th, 8th, and 9th year associates who have now figured out that partnership prospects are dim and it’s time to look for greener pastures.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

How Important are Performance Reviews?

by Andrew Gurman

Associates often wonder what to make of their annual or semi-annual performance reviews. Firms may seem to minimize their importance by providing them weeks or months after they were originally supposed to take place, or even neglecting them altogether. But performance reviews do matter and can provide a bevy of information for attorneys who listen carefully to the explicit and implicit messages contained within them. Here are three varieties of performance reviews ...

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