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Victoria Pynchon

As the co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training, I offer my services as a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant....

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The 33 cent wage and income gap is unacceptable and unnecessary. So is the cliché glass ceiling. Bottom line, our...

Family, Collaboration, Reciprocity and SOCIALISM?????

From Indexed -- In Theory at Least.

And this is all I'll have to say about universal health care.

The way in which this Index Card wisdom applies to legal practice was addressed by me in the sadly defunct complete lawyer article Savvy Lawyers Value Their Human Capital

These are hard times and none of us is immune. I’ve been here before. In the early 1990s, my law firm announced we would ride out the economic crisis by henceforth buying legal pads without our firm name embossed on the binding. Layoffs of partners, associates and staff quickly followed. Some caught life rafts to other law firms; some were not so lucky. Those who stepped on others going up the compensation ladder were not treated well on their way back down. The water was cold and filled with sharks.

 

It seemed then, and seems now, that the entire profession has forgotten two critical principles of legal practice: clients, not profits, come first; and, partners see one another through the tough years in the same manner in which they share the profitable ones. Because people (our clients, our colleagues and our staff) are our only assets, I have five people-centered tips for surviving, perhaps even flourishing, in this challenging economic environment.

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Bel Baca - November 27, 2012 10:56 AM

I'd have to agree that people are our only assets (and other "assets") mean nothing without people. Also I'm going to borrow this notecard picture for my own website at some point - but I will link back to you. Thank you.

Bel Baca - November 27, 2012 10:56 AM

I'd have to agree that people are our only assets (and other "assets" mean nothing without people). Also I'm going to borrow this notecard picture for my own website at some point - but I will link back to you. Thank you.

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