A new season of Mad Men is in full swing, and once again, I continue to find themes that translate from a 1960s fictional advertising agency to a new millennium legal industry (for more posts, click here). Our protagonist Don Draper was a bad boy last season. Getting drunk at the wrong time. Sleeping
The First Rule of Legal Marketing
TRUST. If you ask me, the first rule of our profession is trust.
Without trust we cannot do much in our firms. Without trust we cannot learn and share with one another. Without trust we cannot mentor, or be mentored, by the incredible leaders of our profession, who are still around. Which says a lot…
If your team is dysfunctional, raise your hand (and read this book!)
We are all equals in here
I saw a great movie over the weekend, The King’s Speech. Don’t worry, this isn’t a movie review. You can read some of those here. The movie recounts the true story of King George VI (Elizabeth II’s father) — who suffered from a debilitating stutter — and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, on…
Do you trust me?
Jack asked this of Rose in Titanic. Deckard asked this of Rachael in Blade Runner. Aladdin asked this of Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin. Trust is the ultimate litmus test for any relationship. It’s what happens after you’ve moved past the stages of know and like. In these tough economic times, what we really have is…
This week was sponsored by the word “Authentic”
Authentic is defined by Dictionary.com as:
- not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique.
- having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified: an authentic document of the Middle Ages; an authentic work of the old master.
- entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy: an authentic
What We Have Here Is Failure to Communicate
If you haven’t heard, a 5.4 earthquake struck Southern California today just before noon. If you were in the area, you probably tried to call out on your cell or landline and I’m guessing you also experienced congestion. In a disaster, immediate communication with loved ones is a top priority. Today’s quake rendered two-way speech…