Perfectionism Lawyers syndrome: learn to detect it. The search for perfection is billed.
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 something that we rationally know does not exist. The idea of perfection has been conveyed because you are...
Eva Guerra - 16 April 2021
Sugar-coating feedback
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 sugar-coat fe...
Claire Rason - 31 March 2021
The 4 keys to Creating a succesful Practice
1. Change the way you think The way you think creates your success. If you find yourself blaming other people or circumstances for your lack of success, you need to take responsibility for your choices. In Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), we talk about what's called "cause and effect". • ...
Eva Guerra - 29 March 2021
Coaching and professional services in law firms
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? Mentor...
Claire Rason - 25 March 2021
How should a leader be in the legal world
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, but also conveys the mess...
Eva Guerra - 12 March 2021
Lack of motivation? 4 tips to motivate you at work
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 of motivation. Motivation is not an aspect that is easily achieved, as there are many factors that can limit or even el...
Editor - 03 March 2021
The importance of having a coaching culture in times of uncertainty
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.   B...
Claire Rason - 02 March 2021
Coaching in the legal profession: ICAM launches a support programme for its members
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 have beg...
Editor - 25 February 2021
How to create connection with your clients?
Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to get people to listen? Have you ever had a challenge getting your point across, even when it was about something of critical import? In conversations with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel I frequently hear about the difficulties they run i...
Eva Guerra - 23 February 2021
What kind of leadership do lawyers need?
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 practice in...
Eva Guerra - 17 February 2021
The 10 Minute Decision to make the best decisions at work
Lawyers almost always come to me in the throes of a decision that they’re trying to make.  They’re super smart, so they’ve got all kinds of fancy reasons for debating, and thinking it over, all circling around making SURE they get to the right answer. This is partially beca...
Rachel Coll - 10 February 2021
Behavioural skills key for navigating the future
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...
Editor - 21 December 2020
Short interview with Angela Han "A coach helps clarify purpose and accelerate the journey toward that purpose"
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...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 16 December 2020
The Lawyer’s Love Cycle
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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