What’s the difference between confidence and arrogance, especially at work, especially for women? How can you tell if you’ve crossed that line at work? Reader A wonders… I’ve got a sensitive subject that I haven’t seen discussed about discipline at work. I was recently hired at a law office where I’ve summered the last two … Read More about Being Confident at Work vs. Being Arrogant
Which work style do you have? Which is best for your personality and career?
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on how to be productive when you work in an open office; links have been updated below. Readers, do you have any tips for how to work productively in an open office? What advice do you have for someone struggling to adjust to one? Reader K wonders how … Read More about How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
How can you track business development efforts, beyond traditional CRM (customer relationship management) software programs? We’ve talked about how to build a book of business, but not how to organize those attempts. Here’s reader EJ’s question: I have accepted a new job that will involve less billable hours and more business development. I would like … Read More about CRMs, Business Development Trackers, and Other Organizing Fun
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to organize your office! Links have been updated below. Let’s talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts, ladies: how do you organize your office and your work (or otherwise get things done)? We’ve talked about cute office supplies, the best notebooks, planners, … Read More about How to Organize Your Office
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to be avoid becoming an office mom — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid office housekeeping tasks. Here’s a fun question for you: are you the office mom*? I’ve read that being the office mom … Read More about Are You an Office Mom?
There was an interesting article in Greedy Associates a few months ago about “homing from work” — trying to achieve work/life balance by getting personal errands done during the day. I hadn’t heard the phrase before, but it’s obviously something I did while working long hours at the law firm, and something I’ve advised people … Read More about Homing from Work – What Personal Tasks Are OK/Good to Do At Work?
What are the best practices for business development? How do you build a book of business? Are there any especially great business development tips for women? Reader S, a new partner, wonders: I am starting at a new firm as a partner where there is a great deal of emphasis on client development. Its a … Read More about How to Build a Book of Business: Business Development Tips for Women
2017 update: We still stand by this advice on how to be a boss (and links have been updated) but you may also want to check out our latest discussions on being a boss. How do you be a boss — if you’ve never been a boss before? What changes do you have to make … Read More about How to Be a Boss
What do you do if you don’t have a specific desk or workspace every day, and instead have to carry everything you need for work with you? How do you set up a mobile office, or deal with a “hot desking” situation? I’ve had a few questions about this recently, so let’s discuss. First, Reader … Read More about How to Set Up a Mobile Office
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to find a great career to fit your personality — but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of personality tests and our latest discussion of whether your job is right for you. Careers and personalities are always a fun topic, … Read More about Careers and Personalities
How do you respond when someone praises your work — without sounding like an entitled braggart (and without undermining yourself)? Reader T has a great question about compliments at work. My question for you is, how do you respond to a co-worker (sometimes a supervisor) telling you they’ve heard great comments/feedback about your work? I’m … Read More about How to Respond to Work-Related Praise
What do you do when your boss gives you work that is beyond your skill level? Reader C asks a great question… How do you handle a situation when you’re asked to do a task you’re definitely not ready for? I am a newly admitted lawyer in my first job out of law school and … Read More about How to Do the Work You’re Not Ready For