Apr 21

I am regularly asked for suggestions on how to give others constructive feedback. This can be an uncomfortable task as most people do not want the recipient to feel criticized while at the same time they do want to communicate information regarding something that needs to change. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to how to give feedback without the other person feeling criticized. On one hand, you cannot control how another person receives feedback. On the other hand, you can control how you deliver that feedback. So here are so general tips that will help guide your practice of giving feedback, however they are in no way a guarantee that the recipient will be happy afterward. Continue reading »

Apr 14

In the midst of searching for a job, it is an all-to-common experience to feel discouraged and pessimistic about your chances for success. Given the job market, the number of applicants, the specific requirements of each position, and the experience of rejections from potential employers, it is easy to focus on the immediate evidence that points to a negative outcome. You apply for jobs and go on interviews, you wait to hear a response from the potential employer, and you get disappointed when you hear nothing or an outright rejection. If this happens more than once, we start seeing it as a pattern and the old adage of “the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior” starts to suggest that rejection will be the future as well. When this happens, we start to expect rejection or failure. When our expectation is set, it is human nature to look for evidence in our lives that support our expectations. If we expect to ultimately fail, we look for evidence that suggests we will fail. Continue reading »

Mar 31

LAWYERS CONCERNED FOR LAWYERS, INC.

Invites You to join us at our Annual James A. Brink Fellowship Dinner on Thursday, May 7, 2015

at the Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, MA

Our Key Note speaker will be:  The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland, (Ret.)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

6:00 PM – President’s Reception – 7:00 PM – Dinner

Please print and attach the RSVP below with your check to:

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.

31 Milk St., Ste. 810

Boston, MA  02109 Continue reading »

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