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Next week! Join NAWL at their General Counsel Institute – November 5-6 in NYC

Register today! The last several years have brought significant changes to the General Counsel position and for many, a rise of greater prominence within their companies. Large-scale forces are transforming the economics of corporations as they face challenges related to accelerating competition, cost controls, technology development, reporting transparency, and Wall Street’s focus on short-term profit maximization. …

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To Specialize or Not to Specialize, That is the Question for Attorneys

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As the number of attorneys in the marketplace continues to grow, it is becoming more important to differentiate yourself.  One of the best ways to do this is through specialization.  Becoming a “specialist” can be a scary proposition as your messaging and marketing efforts change to accommodate this new direction. The obvious fear is giving …

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The 9 Top Habits of Successful Rainmakers, Part 3 of 3

Working with more than 10,000 attorneys over the past dozen years has taught me a lot about what it takes to be a successful rainmaker. Some would argue you’re born with it; however, I believe many of these successful habits can be learned. To read about the first six top habits of successful rainmakers, go here …

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Part 2: The 9 Top Habits of Successful Rainmakers

Successful rainmakers consistently apply certain habits and characteristics to distinguish themselves from competitors and increase the revenues of their law firms. Click here to read Part 1 for the first three top habits of successful rainmakers. Here are the next three: 4.  Mind and Grow Your Referral Network Just like any cash crop, a referral network needs …

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The 9 Top Habits of Successful Rainmakers, Part 1 of 3

Successful rainmakers have certain habits and characteristics in common that drive them to greater levels of success. These habits and characteristics manifest themselves as key behaviors and specific actions, and understanding how to implement these actions on a consistent basis will distinguish you from your competitors and increase your revenues. 1.  Develop a Solid Personal …

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