Wednesday, March 22, 2006


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dispatches from the new world of work

from tom peters blog

Escaping the Cubicle

In the Boston Globe blog, March 13, 2006, there is an entry titled: “The Fidel Castro of office furniture” and it reads: "Reviled by workers, demonized by designers, disowned by its very creator, Robert Propst, who deemed it 'monolithic insanity,' the cubicle still claims the largest share of office furniture sales—$3 billion a year—and has continued to outlive every design meant to replace it. It is the Fidel Castro of office furniture. The only thing likely to slow the Borg-like cubiclization of our lives? Telecommuting."

The Globe writer was commenting on this article from Fortune. I am glad to say I've escaped the cubicle—how about you?


Coaching used to propel top performers

"... whereas coaching was once viewed by many as a tool to help correct underperformance, today it is becoming much more widely used in supporting top producers. In fact, in a 2004 survey by Right Management Consultants (Philadelphia), 86 percent of companies said they used coaching to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders."

The Harvard Business Review has an interesting article about "executive coaching." The principles apply to coaching lawyers as well.


Very important.

Business Competency for Lawyers


Business Competency for Lawyers: A LawBiz Special Report
Edward Poll, principal of LawBiz Management Co., announced the publication of
Business Competency for Lawyers: A LawBiz Special Report.

Poll said this is an A to Z basics for managing and running a successful law business without getting into too many nitty-gritty details, numbers, and long examples. From managing your cash flow and collections process to weighing the ROI of your technology purchases, this 60-page Special Report will give you the essentials on how to make more profitable decisions concerning every part of your law business.

Alan Weiss, Ph.D., noted management consultant, said Ed Poll has “... done more to assist attorneys in building their legal practices than anyone I know. What impresses me most is his pragmatic, direct approach. From billing rates to generating consensus among partners, Ed tackles the problems most practices ignore as they rush from client to client, attempting so stave off one crisis after another.”

“I am very pleased to be able to offer these Special Reports to the legal community. More people are recognizing that The Business of Law® is a necessary component of the practice of law,” Poll says. One of the country’s top law business experts, Poll said that this is the inaugural Report, that more will follow in the next months. “Future Special Reports will address other areas of practical and significant importance to the effective and profitable management of The Business of Law®, Poll continued.”

Ed Poll is a leading authority in the field of law practice management and the Principal of Law Biz Management Co., a firm that consults with and coaches lawyers and law firms throughout the United States, Mexico, and England. Poll is a Board Approved (SAC®) Coach to the Legal Profession. For more information, contact Ed Poll at edpoll@lawbiz.com or call (800) 837-5880; also, please see http://www.lawbiz.com and http://www.lawbizblog.com. He is the author of several best-selling books on the topics of law practice management, including his new book, Selling Your Law Practice, just released in September (http://lawbiz.com).

Sincerely yours Rodrigo González Fernández, consultajuridica.blogspot.com