In the legal profession, executive presence is everything. It is the ability to inspire confidence, to make people feel comfortable that you are the leader that they should follow and that you’re reliable and capable of getting the job done. In a law firm or corporate setting, it’s the ability to get your partners or senior management to believe in and actively invest in your potential.
Being a connector is one of the best ways to add value to the people in your network because you are introducing them to people they need to meet to grow their business, get a job or help them with a particular area of concern. The good karma that results is ten-fold. SInce you’re the middleman between two people connecting, you are now on both people’s radar and they are more likely to return the favor to you and/or keep you top of mind when something comes up that could benefit you.
New year, new me? Many people use the new year as a way to hit the reset button on their life and set their intentions for the upcoming year. During this reflective period, career objectives and goals often weigh heavy on people’s minds. While you’re pondering ways to jumpstart your career, whether it’s to get a new job or make your mark at the one you already have, here are 10 resolutions you can make that will help take your career to the next level.
Great mentoring relationships don’t happen by accident; they are intentional. As a mentor, you have tremendous influence over the trajectory of another person’s career. Whether you are part of a structured mentoring program at your firm or have taken it upon yourself to mentor an associate at work, it’s important to keep the following 5 things in mind to ensure that both you and your mentee get the most out of the relationship.
What makes one firm different from another, one candidate more sought after than others or one employee get the promotions and accolades? A lot of times, it comes down to branding. Branding is your reputation. It's the thoughts and words that come to mind when your name is brought up. Think of brands such as Wal-Mart, Apple, Whole Foods and Starbucks. Each name conjures up an image, a feeling or an opinion as to its value.