Greg Yates

529 Flips | 1 Magazine | 27 Following | 143 Followers | @gyates | I Work With Professionals and Executives to Help Them Revitalize Their Careers.  We Use Career Development and  Transition Strategies To Help You Create a Successful, Prosperous and Personally Fulfilling Career.  You are now a Professional or Executive. You can't live with your current job or career path any longer. The stress, boredom or lack of connection between your passion and your work is slowly (or not so slowly) killing you. You have a way out. I act as a confidant, adviser, mentor and coach for a select group of big-thinking professionals and executives who are  ready to embrace a career and life of passion, purpose, energy and financial security. If you are a professional or executive ready for a career revitalization, I can help.

Announcing The alt.legal Innovation Awards Finalists

The alt.legal Innovation Awards recognize companies developing innovative products or services that are shaking up the legal marketplace. Here are …

Awards

Research: Almost 70% of lawyers believe they work in the most stressful profession

Workload, client demands and billing targets are to blame<p>Nearly 70% of lawyers believe they work in the most stressful profession, according to …

Lawyers Can Repair Their Tarnished Image

John Grisham captured a common perception of lawyers in <i>The Client</i>: “You advised him not to get a lawyer, giving as one of your reasons the opinion …

Customer Service

Pay Disparity: Cronyism or Just Plain Sex Discrimination?

Although 24 percent of partners attribute gender pay inequity to "cronyism," only 10 percent say there's gender bias. What's that about?

Social Sciences

Rethinking the Legal Ops Model: A Flight Plan for the Future

“Mayday, Mayday, Mayday.”<p>Writing in an article in <i>Corporate Counsel</i> last week, Dan Currell, director of client solutions at Novus Law and Aaron Kotok, …

Big Data

Associates: I’ll Take a Year of Pro Bono, Please

Jennifer Eldridge, a first year associate in DLA Piper’s Chicago office, has big aspirations for the next 12 months: She hopes to assist domestic …

The City

Law Firms Today-Preparing for an Uncertain Future

<b>Forbes</b>’ article <i>Cab Companies and Law Firms Are Taking the Same Route</i> presents the provocative view that law firms face disruptive innovation similar …

Innovation

Clients Speak: Litigation Powerhouses and Standout Law Firms

Complex work drives corporate counsel to use law firms they know and trust—and can sell to their leadership with little debate. The Powerhouse and …

Lawsuits

New Amazon Show Asks If Big Law Is Too Big?

Later this month, actor Billy Bob Thornton will star as a disgraced lawyer in Los Angeles in a new series called “Goliath.”<p>Thornton’s character works …

Defense Industry

The Evolving Law Firm Partnership: Divergent Perspectives

What’s the best way to structure a law firm? I fall back on the lawyer’s favorite answer: “It depends.”<p>The optimal structure for a law firm turns on …

Six Career Actions You Should Take But Probably Don't

At a career workshop for experienced executives, one attendee complained about unsolicited recruiter calls. Apparently, he was getting multiple calls from the same recruiting firm, even after repeatedly declining the opportunities. When I asked how frequent the calls were (daily? weekly?), he …

Employment

Kim Koopersmith Of Akin Gump, On Law Firm Succession, Collaboration, Diversity, And Lawyer Retention

Headquartered in Washington, DC, and boasting the number one ranked governmental relations group in America (AKA, lobbying), it is sometimes forgotten that Akin Gump hales from deep Texan roots. In 1945 Richard Gump and Robert Strauss left the FBI to hang a shingle under the name of Gump and …

Management

The Three Main Mistakes You Want to Avoid In Order To Leave The Law

At Leave Law Behind, I work with many attorneys who are unhappy with being a lawyer and want to leave the law behind and do something else. They want …

Sorry, technology isn’t easy—you take the time to learn, or you lose

A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it isn’t very good.That pithy turn of phrase speaks to a…

Jokes

4 Lessons in the Art of Motivating Change

Lawyers, Pigeons and the Change Journey<p>In thinking about the challenges of driving change in an industry so resistant to it, I remember a …

Southwest Airlines

The Power of Full Engagement — Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

In The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr argue …

Employee Engagement

How to become a master networker, even if you're an introvert

But these days, we're barraged with invitations — chamber of commerce mixers, big conferences, and even more intimate gatherings of colleagues after work.<p>How can we decide what's worth it? In my new e-book "Stand Out Networking," I share the following strategies for how to max out the value of …

Career Concepts & Career Paths

The Four Career Concepts<p>I had published this article on another blog, but I thought it would be relevant here as well, so I am adding it here.<p>Career …

Southern California

Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections

Attorneys reconsider the profession’s ‘Rambo’ image in favor of a more meditative, laid-back style<p>Soft winds of change are rustling through the legal profession.<p>You can see it on the cover of a recent Louisiana Bar Journal, which featured a photo of an empty bench against a burnt-orange sky.<p>It has …

Zen

What To Do When The Partner Track Closes

<i>Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on lateral partner moves from Lateral Link’s team of expert contributors. Michael Allen</i> …

Which Social Media Sites Are Important for Lawers

<i>Question: I am an attorney looking to build my brand online. So what social media platforms should I get active in, or are any of them really that</i> …

Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice

Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one. But first, we talk about a baby who is crazy about a local personal injury …

7 Ways You can Deal with Annoying Partners

Shares 142<p>Sometimes, your supervising partner can be a bastion of legal knowledge, expert skills and common sense.<p>And other times, they can drive you …

Kick the Elephant Out of the Room: Fix Quality

Pensions Vex as Ranks of Retired Partners Grow

The funding of pension plans remains problematic for many employers, and on June 17 the federal government named well-known attorney and mediation …

Retirement

Bloomberg BNA's Big Law Business Summit: 6 Things You Should Know About Today's Legal Market

Bloomberg BNA launched their inaugural Big Law Business Summit on July 15th. With speaker’s ranging from David Leitch, Ford’s group vice president and GC, to industry icon H. Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell’s senior chairman, to Jennifer Daniels, CLO & Secretary of Colgate-Palmolive, the strength …

Fidelity Investments