This week on Slaw (a Canadian co-op blog on law, technology and research) I am launching my column – Rise Up! Rise up! is a column about moving from apathy into action. Strategies and tactics for putting yourself back in the picture and creating a legal practice worth having. Rise Up! will be appear four times year. This week my article is about Mastering the Positive No with the help of Conflict Resolution expert Wlliam Ury. Here’s a snippet:
Time is at a premium. The pressures of the billable hour and the stress of meeting client needs and expectations are reaching an all time high. With all the developments in communication technology the boundaries between our home and work environments have eroded. We can now be reached by cell phone and email anywhere in the world and at anytime. Setting and respecting our boundaries is more difficult then ever. No is today’s biggest challenge.
What you say No to can be one of the most powerful forces for developing your practice. For a step-by-step guide on how to wield your effective No while maintaining positive professional and personal relationships look no further than The Power of a Positive No by William Ury.
To read on just follow this link to the full article.