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I was talking to someone the other day about a work issue. He is fairly junior and is working on a project that does not particularly engage him. A few months ago, he asked his supervisor if he could split his time between the boring...

Spinning your wheels? Unmotivated? Not getting anything done at all? You may be in the August Doldrums....

To make changes, either on a personal or organizational level, you need to know what is going on. Which often means you need to get some data. But a number of individuals and organizations are uncomfortable with this idea. Why is that and what can...

Due to the unique nature of law firms, succession planning can be more difficult for them than for other types of organizations. This article discusses the value of succession planning, the particular challenges a law firm faces, and steps that a law firm's leaders need...

Starting an ultimately successful organization usually takes a strong, driven, and creative individual to get things off the ground. Problems can arise, however, when that same individual remains in control of the organization longer than is wise. However, the departure of the founder does not...

Scientists seem to have proven what many of us have long suspected - that gossip can actually be good for an organization. This month's newsletter looks at that study and how it might apply in the work world....

Making assumptions is both necessary and potentially dangerous. This month's newsletter looks at some reasons for this and suggests some ways to challenge conflict-inducing assumptions....

I am going to do what I wish I didn't have to do, and tell you some reasons why you should do nothing. This is basically counter to my wish that you would do nothing because it would feel good, but here goes anyway....

Have you ever been in a meeting and you just knew what someone was going to say? You're thinking to yourself, "There she goes again. She is going to want us to slow down and do some more research." Or, "She's going to make a...