In late April I was one of two women lawyer panelists in the last of a three part series called “Fearless Conversations:  What’s My Worth”, produced by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

Criminal defense/family lawyer Rita White and I covered a range of topics:

  • what led us to start our businesses
  • what does branding mean to us
  • the definition of success
  • delegation
  • how lawyers undervalue themselves
  • work-life balance commentary
  • reframing being effective with our time
  • a participant shared how how she built her career from government regulation & research before law school, to FDA legal work, to health care work, then inhouse in a health care system, to inhouse during the pandemic at a gigantic retailer with pharmacies

If any of these topics interest you, feel free to skim through the video and contact me.

Several times I reference being effective with your time and having a productive mindset. As Jim Collins wrote in the foreward, if you are to read one book on executive self-management, it should be management guru Peter Drucker’s classic The Effective Executive, The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. Although some examples and language may seem dated, Drucker’s insights are timeless and as helpful now as when he wrote them.

Take a look at The Effective Executive no matter whether you are a solo lawyer, a junior associate, inhouse counsel, or the managing partner in Big Law. If you want to know “how to best self-deploy on the few priorities that will make the biggest impact”, apply Drucker’s advice, and stay tuned here.

I would love to talk with you to see if there’s a fit for us to work together. I do spot coaching on an as-needed basis and on-going coaching. There is no one size fits all plan!