Intense emotions occur often in service encounters. Many of us have experienced something like – “We’re sorry . . . your flight has been. . . . .” – which can prompt one to experience any number of negative emotions. Likewise, lawyers and legal leaders know that strong negative emotions might erupt after counsel informs […]
Emotional Intelligence, Lawyers, and Better Lawyering – Review of “Beyond Smart: Lawyering With Emotional Intelligence” by Ronda Muir
Book Review. Objections overruled. No more denials, delays, or excuses. Lawyers need it to provide top shelf client service and to do their best work. Those who study, develop, and implement it – emotional intelligence abilities, skills, and competencies – should differentiate themselves as the value proposition, go-to trusted advisors from the also-rans when it […]
Sluggish. That word describes the pace of instruction and training concerning emotional intelligence in American law schools. This post, another installment in the Beyond the Blue Book series* on Psycholawlogy, briefly discusses some significant points in the history of legal education and emotional intelligence, provides a current perspective, and closes by offering some simple […]
This post concerns professional development. The lesson plan includes learning and using three concepts. If lawyers will purpose in their hearts to THINK better, use some simple rules from a place called “Kids Country”, and apply the RULER method in their professional work, many professional cares and concerns can become past history.
This post suggests […]
Psycholawlogy will soon be three years old. Now a toddler, my blog has had and I have enjoyed the many milestones which have occurred along the way. The launch had a purpose – to serve as “A Bridge Between Applied Psychology and the Legal Profession”. The beginning generated much excitement. That purpose has been […]
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