Purposeful reflection part 1

 

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on purposeful reflection.

The use of the word ‘reflection’ when uttered to a lawyer, creates the negative reaction of a mass murderer hogging the limelight at an intimate dinner party.

I hear the lawyers’ silent inner conversation about ‘reflecting’, or should I say ‘unconditional

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GenY blog series 4 of 4

This is a 4 part blog series about GenY.

This was part of a presentation “How to inspire younger Gen Y colleagues to stay motivated & pursue their careers” that Rachel Brushfield, Director of EnergiseLegal created for a Panel session at The International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Paris on 8 May 2014 (IBA Women

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Banking of a different kind

Personal development is professional development’s less well known ‘cousin’, especially in the legal profession.

This is a guest blog I wrote about personal development for Haddon Consult: ‘Banking of a different kind.’

http://haddonconsult.co.uk/guest-blog-banking-of-a-different-kind-by-rachel-brushfield/

What are your views about personal development?

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‘Consultant light’ CPD; part 3 of 3

 

Law firms are knowledge businesses: the product they sell is the knowledge and expertise of their lawyers. Professional development is therefore critical to the firm having a competitive advantage as well as lawyers doing their CPD points.

Extensive research for my book ‘Professional development for lawyers’ (published October 2012) indicated a trend to

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‘Consultant light’ CPD; part 2 of 3

Law firms are knowledge businesses: the product they sell is the knowledge and expertise of their lawyers. Professional development is therefore critical to the firm having a competitive advantage as well as lawyers doing their CPD points.

Extensive research for my book ‘Professional development for lawyers’ (published October 2012) indicated a trend to more professional

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‘Consultant light’ CPD; part 1 of 3

 

How do your lawyers plan their CPD points?

Law firms are knowledge businesses: the product they sell is the knowledge and expertise of their lawyers. Professional development is therefore critical to the firm having a competitive advantage as well as lawyers doing their CPD points.

Extensive research for my book ‘Professional development for

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How interactive is your communication?

Do you talk a lot? How about listening? Many people do more of the former than the latter. Are you one of them?

Communication is a complex multi-faceted topic that is easy to get wrong and vital to get right.

In recent months I have spoken at several conferences about how diversity can be

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LETR. And after the dust settles?

 

The long awaited LETR report is out. All 350 splendid pages of it. My printer has taken a brief holiday to recover, my eyes await their Optrex bath, highlighter pens are on re-order and young trees will be planted.

The authors said the “recommendations were aimed at preparing the education and training regime

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What gets measured gets done – LETR report

 

The ‘hot off the press’ LETR report is likely to share changes that support lawyers to have a more targeted and robust education and professional development system. One that provides a structure to ensure that lawyers are ‘fit for purpose’ in the fast changing and competitive legal market.

“Live as if you were to

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Are you too black and white?

Black and white dogmatism, rather than open mindedness frustrates me.

I am someone who thinks a lot, so if I do something, it is because I have thought about it. It is rare that I am asked a question that makes me think. How often do you ask questions that make your clients think?

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