In a coaching culture, in addition to enjoying the benefits of being coached, the skills of coaching can enhance the effectiveness of lawyers, leaders and managers and improve working relationships in professional and corporate environments. Coaching has transitioned, in...
Lack of motivation at work is an aspect that can reduce work productivity, so it is important to follow some tips
Have you lost motivation in your work?
Many lawyers find themselves stuck in their day-to-day professional life not because of a lack of desire or qualities, but because of a lack...
I wish someone would explain to me why developing good habits isn’t taught in grade school or at any level in education. Wouldn’t this fix some of the systemic issues we have with underperforming kids (like I used to be)?
One of the best quotes I’ve read in years is by...
“I work better under pressure.”
“I need a deadline to do my best work.”
Who has said that to themselves?
I hate to break it to you, but it isn’t true. Here’s what actually happens when you procrastinate.
The brain is designed to seek pleasure...
We no longer live in (just) a service economy. We live in an identity economy.
Are you prepared for it?
One lesson we keep coming back to with the hundreds of conversations we have is this: people buy on emotion, then justify with logic.
People don’t just want great service from you. They w...
‘Coaching will remain a black box unless the behavior change and the ensuing benefits, including those to the bottom line, are tracked.’ (Whitmore, 2017)
Coaching has had a hugely positive impact on individuals and organizations during the last decade. In the right context, it is a powe...
Correct legal clothing has positive consequences: it creates a good rapport of trust, respect and success
Words have power, whether they’re spoken or written, but did you know that research shows that words make up a mere 7% of all face-to-face communication? According to researcher Albe...
We’ve all heard about the Great Resignation by now, that post-COVID-19 adjustment where a substantial percentage of employees worldwide are expected to resign their current employers and find somewhere else to work. While not all countries will be affected in the same manner, or to the same ex...
A new report just published by the International Bar Association, the global voice of the legal profession, highlights a crisis in lawyer mental wellbeing.
Now it's official and undeniable.
There is a mental health crisis in the legal profession worldwide.
A few days ago on 26th Octob...
Mental health is a relevant factor affecting the professional life of lawyers. A manager or director of a law firm has to know how to analyse the motivation and health of his or her colleagues. The mood of any employee can seriously affect his or her work performance, which may not affect individual...
Executive coaching has become a cornerstone of today’s leadership development no matter the industry
This is due to the realisation of an effective coaching exercise can be such a transformational process for both the individual leader, their team and the organisation as a whole....
The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, initially believed that he did not need executive coaching. When he was advised to have a coach, his response was: "I don’t need a coach, I am an established CEO. Why would I need a coach? Is there something wrong with me?”
Like Eric Schmidt, many...
Eva Guerra details the 4 keys to creating a successful practice: change the way of thinking, accepting to make mistakes, looking for new opportunities, and asking for support
1. Change the way you think
The way you think creates your success. If you find yourself blaming other people ...
Eva Guerra, coach for lawyers, talks about a problem that haunts every lawyer: perfectionism.
Is there the perfect world, the perfect couple, the perfect job? Almost everyone is clear about the answer: absolutely not. However, it is very common for us to wear ourselves out in search of somethi...
Eva Guerra explains the value of integrity for companies and how to promote it to generate trust among employees
"A general definition of the value of integrity summarizes it as a person saying what they think".
Let's move these deliberations to the business environment. Is an honest rational...
Eva Guerra gives 4 tips to avoid energy thieves and an exercise as a spectator of your own life
I'm sure you've heard of energy thieves more than once. They refer to those people or things that steal your energy and end up exhausting you mentally, emotionally and even physically.
In fact, on ...
We have all been there. We have something to say. We know that delivering the message will be of value to the client and to the professional. BUT something holds us back. We end up sugar coating feedback, which leads to miscommunication and the right actions not being taken
Why do we s...
Coaching is starting to become the norm in professional services firms, and it is no-longer just for partners. Other fee-earners and professionals are seeing the benefits, as well marketing, business development and other support teams
What is the difference between mentoring and coaching?
Eva Guerra presents Ten Simple Actions to Create a Culture of Leadership
1. Show appreciation for those who take the initiative to take the lead
Public recognition of a job well done is an extremely valuable resource. Not only does it help the person receiving the recognition to feel valued, ...
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that firms are facing an ever-changing landscape and an uncertain future. The adoption of a coaching culture is not something that we should turn to when we are less busy and have greater certainty; it is powerful in enhancing effective delivery now.
Have you ever felt depressed because of your professional life? Do you suffer from addiction as a result of the stress generated during your working day? Have you ever considered receiving psychological assistance?
Coaching is an increasingly popular practice in the legal sector. Law firms hav...
Have you ever had a challenge getting your point across, even when it was about something of critical import?
Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to get people to listen?
In conversations with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel I frequently hear about the difficulties they ...
Recent studies in the legal industry have shown that today's lawyer needs appropriate tools to validate his leadership within his practice or setting
The success of the lawyer depends not only on the practice and his technical expertise, but also his skills as a leader to transform his practic...
Lawyers are hedging their bets and advising their clients to weigh what is being offered against the possibility of a WHOLE CLOTH finding that they were wrong
Lawyers almost always come to me in the throes of a decision that they’re trying to make.
They’re super smart,...
Only those firms with highly developed and resilient behavioural skills will be equipped to successfully navigate the challenges firms now face to adapt, survive, and thrive in this age of uncertainty.
That was the finding of Claire Rason and Oliver Hansard, two former City lawyers and now ac...
The Impact Lawyers interview Angela Han, expert health, physical and mental coach for lawyers. She hosts the Podcast serial "Fit to practice".
1. Which benefits can a coach bring to a lawyer?
A coach helps clarify purpose and accelerate the journey toward that purpose.
2. Is there a growing conce...
I was an overthinker at age 8.
Seriously - I thought through the worst-case scenario of everything. As a child.
A natural-born lawyer.
So - it’s funny that I’m now a life coach for lawyers, because the law was my first love.
As an attorney, I gravitated toward litigation ...
Rachel Coll -
11 December 2020
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