Vacations Are an Option for Lawyers …Embracing Work-Life Balance
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2012
A Lawyer’s Whole Life In the increasingly demanding world lawyers face; many lawyers desire to achieve professional success, a fulfilling life, and true happiness. However, achieving both their personal and professional goals sometimes proves to be elusive. Most lawyers live hectic and stress-filled lives. They experience a great deal of pressure from the billable hour requirement and client/firm demands. Finding a balance b...
Five Ways to Lose Your Job in the Electronic Age
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2011
Sure, by now you know that displaying pictures of you partying on Facebook or tweeting about how much you hate your boss are electronic no nos. But there are other, less well known faux pas that people are making every day at work that can get them and their employers in hot water. Here are five of them. 1.Textual Harassment. Thinking about texting a co-worker on your company cell phone to ask if they want to go for a drink...
OFCCP Produces Final Version of Revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2011
OFCCP Produces Final Version of Revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing When a federal contractor is formally selected for an affirmative action compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), OFCCP notifies the contractor through a Scheduling Letter that is sent to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that...
Superstar! Or Maybe Not: The Shifting Terrain of Professional Career Paths
by Karl Saur - Oct, 2009
One casualty of our current economic turmoil may be the customary career path for many professionals. Just as the economic turmoil of the 1970s roiled the expectations of many members of the post-World War II generation who were employed in manufacturing, our current economic crisis reveals ripples of a similar earthquake affecting the ranks of professions once considered to have almost ca-nonical career ladders. Ranks of fin...
Handling Conflict at Work: The Law Firm Example
by Jim Borland, Ph.D. - Jun, 2007
The opportunity to prepare an article for the newsletter of The New York Chapter of The Association for Legal Administrators gave me a chance to reflect on a specific example of conflict. Since the points are valid in other industries, I wanted to share a shortened version with you.... Is there such a thing as a workplace without conflict? Probably not. Every work situation that involves two or more people will experience c...
Leadership: Facing Moral and Ethical Dilemmas
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2006
"We need a Nobel Prize in business, awarded to organizations that demonstrate how business effectiveness (meaning survival, market share, profits, and stock value) results directly from ethical behavior. A society that is not built on ethics – on fairness, freedom, and mature hearts and minds – cannot survive for long." -- Peter Koestenbaum, 2002 Last year in the U.S. alone 257 public companies with $258 billion in assets ...
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