Why do some lawyers seem overwhelmed and stressed out? Why do some lawyers struggle with feelings of general unpleasantness? Why do some resort to binge drinking or aggression or self-injury? The answers to those questions relate in part to words – the words that we don’t use.
Emotion Differentiation – Fine-Grained Expressions of […]
We all pursue goals. Why? We want to take care of business, and get our stuff done. For lawyers, our professional calling’s goal pursuits should involve serving client needs by giving sound legal advice and providing top shelf legal service. Goal pursuit of our special calling involves self-regulation. As some new research suggests, positioning […]
Lawyer neglect in America poses a significant clear and present danger. America has about 1.3 million “resident and active” lawyers*. This post dedicates its purpose to those hundreds of thousands of lawyers who do not take care of an important piece of business . . . themselves.
Professionalism issues aside, these individual lawyers suffer, usually […]
Lawyers and their leaders now have additional evidence about emotional intelligence (EI). A recent research study adds much support to the business case about EI for lawyers, legal organizations, and legal leaders. This new evidence concerns how emotional intelligence abilities can impact the effectiveness of individuals and their organizations positively. This new and important […]
Legal work often involves winning or losing. In fact, for many practitioners, that “zero sum” proposition unfortunately dominates their daily grind. This post concerns emotion, lawyers, and how lawyers handle triumph. The learning objective of this post relates to recent psychological science research involving emotion regulation which suggests strongly that how one handles triumph […]
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