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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes To The Legal Profession

How To Mindfully Cope With The Changes Happening In The Legal Profession The legal profession is on the same roller coaster of unprecedented levels of change as the rest of the world. We think we are used to change because that is the nature of law thanks

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Less Stress And Exhaustion More Calm

In the last two weeks, I have had conversation after conversation with people who are stressed and exhausted from the demands being made upon them in the work place and life. When some of them describe the constant ‘management’ they are under in their workplaces, I give

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Change Takes Time

Change takes time- Petris Lapis and raindrops

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if change could be made in a heartbeat? Well, the fabulous news is that it can, but most of us won’t. For most of us change is a process which we consider carefully, weigh up for ages and then take tiny steps to

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CEO Of Chaos To Commander Of Calm In Three Steps

Fundraising and philanthropy article on finding calm in 3 easy steps by Petris Lapis

We have just been published in the Fundraising and Philanthropy Magazine. The article was on how to go from the CEO of Chaos to the Commander of Calm In Three Steps. You can see the article here

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Who Am I To Be? Who Am I Not To Be?

Marianne Williamson is famously quoted as saying, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

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Leadership – What If We Have The Leaders We Deserve?

Leadership - do we get the leaders we deserve - petris lapis

I have spent several days researching and writing about failures in leadership around the planet. As part of this activity, I have been looking at the rise of toxic leadership and toxic workplaces due to these leaders. One of my focuses has been upon the narcissistic leader

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The Only Part Of The Universe You Can Improve Is Yourself

We are all connected. The fastest way to improve the Universe and the people around you is to improve yourself. Indeed it is not only the fastest way, it is the only way. You cannot improve others, only they can. Let’s put our energy where it really

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The Great Multitasking Myth Exposed

The secret to greater productivity and enjoyment while you work is to stop multi-tasking, especially if you think you are good at it. Researchers at Stanford University were set the task of finding and documenting the benefits of multi-tasking. Despite years of trying, they were unable to

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How Marshmallows Can Overcome Workplace Distractions

Can you relate to this? You arrive at work and start checking emails. Half way through writing a reply, you decide a coffee is in order. On the way to the coffee machine, a colleague asks if you could help review a report. The phone is ringing

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Productivity And Creativity Insights For Lawyers

I recently gave a presentation to the Australian Legal Practice Manager’s Association on leadership and culture in law firms. Part of the presentation focused on productivity and creativity in law firms. Here’s what the journalist from Lawyers Weekly had to say about the presentation:  

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