201701.09
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Seven Ways to Start Anything Powerfully

Millions of people were expected to make New Year’s Resolutions. Many have probably already broken theirs. Maybe they weren’t really that committed to the change required to achieve the desired result. They might have been trying to lose weight or stop smoking to please a loved one. They might have planned to get up 30…

201612.19
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Even with Clients

Horst has been working as a consultant for a large international corporation for more than a decade.  Over the years, he has conducted audits, helped the transition of work to new vendors, managed vendor relations, and done other work beyond his primary duties. He enjoys the intellectual challenge and the opportunity to be of service…

201612.05
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It Begins with the Listening

Listen for the hurt, the broken dreams, and the opportunities to heal them. Listen for the fears, the shame, and the cue to hug them. Listen not for the hate that developed in a world that rejected them, embarrassed them, cheated them, and battered them. Listen for the vulnerable one they try desperately to hide….

201611.07
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FAQ: What are holistic legal services?

Holistic legal services are based on “big picture thinking,” or consideration and analysis of circumstances beyond the immediate, obvious issue. The term “holistic” is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as being concerned with wholes, rather than dissections, and that is our focus at The Law Studio. For example, when you consult with us regarding your business formation, we look…

201610.31
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Conflict Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Republished from the October 2006 issue of our Grayfiti newsletter: Happy Halloween! We may no longer be afraid of the ghosts and goblins that scared us as children, but what about the ghosts of our pasts that create present conflicts? How confident are you that you will not run from them? All of us create…

201610.24
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Three Hiring Expectations That Probably Won’t Be Fulfilled

My colleagues and I often discuss our challenges in finding the “model” employees for our businesses. Whether it’s a client who has a disgruntled worker who frequently files claims to extend her vacation time, a vendor whose employees don’t consistently how up for work, or a friend who is so good to his team that he makes…

201610.17
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Thank Goodness It WASN’T a Snake!

My mom used to say, when something I was looking for was right in front of me, “If it had been a snake, it would have bitten you!” I still occasionally have this vision problem. In a recent meeting of other solo and small practice attorneys, I heard myself. “Shut up!” I thought. But my…

201608.22
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How to Give an Effective and Complete Apology

We’ve heard several at least arguable apologies over the past week from #RyanLochte to #DonaldTrump to #Le’VeonBell. This year, we’ve also heard from #BrockTurner, newspapers, and a number of quick-thumbed social media commenters. So few of these feel complete, even when they are sincere. To most of us, “I’m sorry” and an excuse isn’t much of an apology at all. It…