Like leaders in educational, business, medical, and other professional services organizations routinely do, legal leaders should want to train and develop their people. But, concerns about costs and benefits and projected return on investment in personal and professional development activities and programs work against and often derail implementation of those initiatives.
Other reasons include […]
Seize Your Quiet Space and Tap Into Your Quiet Power – Review of “The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy” by Heidi K. Brown
Book Review. The light bulb’s bright now. Important truths about quiet law people have been unveiled and illuminated in law professor Heidi K. Brown’s new book, The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy, published recently by the American Bar Association. As a result of her nine-year journey studying introversion, shyness, and social anxiety […]
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 […]
American law schools eventually will either conduct their own studies or will borrow and adapt existing research, and follow the lead of their foreign counterparts and also several American dental, medical, pharmacy, and other professional schools, and implement some type of evidence-based emotional intelligence education and training, also known as social and emotional learning (SEL), […]
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 […]
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