High Performance Blog

Live Webcast: Becoming an Exceptional Team Leader

On August 10, 2018, we are having a very special webcast created for lawyer-managers. We know that lawyers responsible for managing other lawyers have client demands as well, so it is just from 12:00-12:15 Eastern time! At many law firms, team leaders frequently are thrust into their role due to…

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Unleashing the potential of team leaders

Occasionally, there will be this wonderful “aha!” moment when companies realize that investing time, training, and resources on developing higher performing managers has a compounding effect on results. After all, if by improving their skills as a team leader it affects all of those who report to them, the scalability…

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Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru Simulation

Well, after many years of holding back, I finally managed to use a geeky sci-fi reference as a management and coaching lesson. Be prepared for one from Battlestar Galactica (the new one!) shortly now that I have broken the seal. Here is the general premise: in the imaginary Star Trek…

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Make Your Next Presentation Out-Fraking-Standing

I have done a presentation or two over the past few years. Actually, I have done over 1000 to audiences on five continents. While you do need to be careful of local customs and culture in your talks, one principle is universal in any industry, country, or venue. Being boring…

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Fitness boutiques can teach companies about engagement

Just 20 years ago, most health clubs and fitness facilities looked pretty much the same. You have a bunch of treadmills, bikes, and stairclimbers (no ellipticals yet!). You had a big area of shiny chrome machines that all looked like they could be mistaken for the painter’s scaffolding. And, you…

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Do hard things MOST of the time for high performance

If something is easy, it means that you could do it in your sleep. You do not need to get ready, psyche yourself up, or make sure you don’t stay out too late the night before. It also means that someone much more junior than you, and paid a great…

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