When Things Don’t Turn Out As Expected, Part 2

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Grow, Professional | No Comments

Hard decisions are hard, usually because they are based on incomplete information. Even when the choice seems to be the right now, we aren’t in control of all the variables that can impact that choice. A better title for this post might be: When Integrity Trumps Common Sense. Background I want to preface all of […]

When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Expected, Part 1

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Grow, Professional, Professional Portfolio | No Comments

In the early Fall of 2007 I returned to the practice of law. At the time, I hoped to build a new practice focused on internet issues, intellectual property and start-up ventures growing out of research at The University of Alabama. I rejoined Rosen Harwood, P.A., in Tuscaloosa, where I’d been a shareholder before leaving […]

What’s Your Moral Personality?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Grow, Professional | No Comments
What’s Your Moral Personality?

We all have a smorgasbord of personality traits, a preferred style or preference for decision-making, and a values system that governs (or at least shapes) our choices. As I continue my series that looks at the common thread between the results of various interests, style and personality tests (validated and otherwise) that I’ve taken over […]

Client Confidentiality & The Era of Personal Branding

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Marketing, Professional | No Comments
Client Confidentiality & The Era of Personal Branding

I began my professional life as a business lawyer. I am honored and proud to be a lawyer and proud of the work I did as a lawyer during the 12 or so years that I practiced. I love thinking through legal problems and solving legal puzzles. That said, I don’t like to sit behind […]

10 Things We Should Be Teaching Today’s College Students

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Inspire, Professional | 10 Comments
10 Things We Should Be Teaching Today’s College Students

I compiled this list for the Carnival of Journalism November cavalcade, so it is particularly designed for the “disciplines” of journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing and management. Despite the underlying motivation for my post, the tenets I put forth are, in reality, applicable to all fields. 1. Uncertainty is the norm, at least today and for […]