With more than 500 million members in 200 countries, LinkedIn continues to reign supreme as the social networking site for lawyers. But how should you fill out the “skills” and “endorsements” sections, which can raise some ethical concerns? Nancy Myrland weighs in.
It’s easy to forget content’s core purpose in the face of an ever-expanding list of new tactics, trends, data, and content tools. These tips from Forbes will get you back on track and help you bring value to your audience in no time.
Take it from Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn: “Your focus determines your reality.” Amid a relentless stream of emails, meetings, and stimuli, scheduling periods of alone time to focus on the important stuff is key, says Harvard Business Review.
Save your bottom line: Unclear messages tax the time and patience of colleagues, clients, partners, and execs. Clarifying and streamlining your emails, letters, manuals, and more will save your organization big bucks.
We need to start treating innovation like other business disciplines — as a set of tools that are designed to accomplish specific objectives. Just as we wouldn’t rely on a single marketing tactic or a single source of financing for the entire life of an organization, we need to build up a portfolio of innovation strategies designed for specific tasks.
Using data to its full potential is much more about management than technology, Harvard Business Review says. It can present opportunities for profit and competitive advantage, from product improvements to new revenue streams and possible industry game changers.
Forbes’ top business trend prediction for 2017 was the rise of subject matter experts. For lawyers who’ve built a career out of honing a special focus in their practice area, capitalizing on this trend should be a piece of cake.