Jack LaLanne died today at the age of 96.
What I found most interesting about Jack LaLanne was that he said he hated exercising. He made no bones about it; he didn't enjoy it.
But he did it because the benefits were well worth the costs.
Mark Herrmann, Chief Litigation Counsel
for Aon, writes about his first 360 review here .
A 360 review is common in many corporations
for mid-level and senior managers. An HR consultant (usually) helps you map your
self-assessed strengths and weaknesses...
Adam Smith, Esq. has an excellent piece this morning , based on a Legal OnRamp thread, questioning whether corporate clients are actually demanding the changes so many of us are talking about, from alternative fees/value-based billing to legal project...
Jay Shepard has an interesting post today
at Above the Law where he talks about the need for partners to teach associates
to be future partners .
He lists seven things a teaching partner
should do to strengthen the firm for the future:
By now you've likely seen the NY Times article about computers and e-discovery .
For folks in the legal field, the content of the article isn't news, I trust: Computer analysis is making huge inroads in e-discovery and is in many cases replacing...
Yesterday the three leading voices in Legal Project Management training had a mini-summit.
The Center for Competitive Management invited Jim Hassett, Pam Woldow, and me to speak for an hour on Legal Project Management for law firms: the 50,000-foot...
(Note: Today's article is a bit off my usual Legal Project Management beat.)
Ron Friedmann this morning presents an interesting way to look at outsourcing .
His most striking point, I think, is this:
Every law firm employee, in fact, works...
eWeek, an IT weekly, just released a survey of the most sought after (paid jobs) computer programming languages.
I was both surprised and intrigued to find that the top three were Java, C, and C++.
They have three things in common, one of which...
This is the fifth in a week-long series of articles about plans and planning, collected as Planning Week.
The U.S. military (and various other armed forces) has the concept of Commander's Intent. Any (battle) plan needs to be accompanied by the...
I saw an ad today for a university-sponsored
legal project management 1 course for in-house counsel.
I checked out the instructors, figuring
that a reputable university would of course engage one of the specialists in this
area. In this case I assumed...
Some project managers lead
successful projects by working well with the members of their team, their
business partners/clients, and so on.
Actually, most successful project
managers are successful because they know how to work with people. Sometimes...
The city/county/state is doing a major rebuild of the streets leading to the Interstate exit closest to my house in Seattle.
My office is in my home, and when I travel I take another road to the airport, so I get to see the road construction once every...
Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn (the G in MGM) once responded to a suggestion: "In two words: im possible." 1
I can describe project management in two words.
Too many people, including project managers, think they can describe it in one.
First up in Planning Week is German military strategist Helmuth von Moltke.
"No battle plan," he sagely noted, "survives contact with the enemy."
When your plan meets the real world, the real world wins. Nothing goes as planned...
Today's NY Times describes how Ford's designers went "back to the drawing board" to tune the controls on their new cars.
They didn't use drawing boards. That was the first big step. They used video games and paper mock-ups and...