Yesterday I attended the memorial service for a beloved family member. An activist in his church and community, he was remembered with love everywhere he shared his talents. The eulogy featured one line I wanted to share: "He had a booming voice . . . but he was a good listener." Rest in peace, Lee.
What do lawyers need to be good lawyers? A project in Denver is investing a lot of time, energy, and resources into answering that question. It’s the Foundations for Practice study, generated by Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. The background on Foundations for Practice … Continue reading Tomorrow’s lawyers
All models are wrong, but some are useful. -George Box This statement, which originated in the field of statistics, came to mind when I read a recent business article, “There Are Actually Three Kinds of Listening.” According to the article, the three kinds of listening are: Physical Mental Emotional Basically this brief article—labeled a 5-minute … Continue reading A simple model of listening
For the past month, I've been struggling with an ankle injury. Yesterday at the orthopedist’s office, the medical questionnaire asked about patients’ preferred learning style. The question was something like this: My answer was and remains, “ I don’t care how you give me the information as long as you fix my ankle!” And that … Continue reading Learning styles, revisited
For law students working on fall campus-interviewing opportunities, here is a roundup of posts on listening during interviews: Using social media to "listen" (i.e. monitor) the legal job market and prepare for interviews Listening during interviews: advice for law students Effective listening during callback interviews And a few additional posts of interest to candidates facing … Continue reading It’s interview season