What lawyers can learn from writing a book

Writing a book on building a network has been a welcome challenge. I’ve been using muscles I don’t exercise in the course of legal practice. One departure is that projects like this are entirely driven by internal motivation. There are no external deadlines, no clients to satisfy. You have to give yourself milestones. So you …

Relationships are a practice, not an outcome

Part of the reason people tend not to think about building relationships for professional advancement is that the notion of having a relationship seems antithetical to “networking”. We have relationships with friends and family, they’re not our network. So a network is contrived and artificial. Another reason people are deterred from building their professional relationships …