Don’t Let Political Debates Disrupt Workplace Goals

Now that the first presidential debate has taken place, and as the country heads into the last month of campaigning in this election year, employers should make certain that their personnel policies properly address political activities in the workplace. Such policies should require managers, supervisors, and employees to show respect across political-party lines to avoid internal conflicts.

Deceptive Sales Tactics from Yet Another Big Name Financial Institution

By | The Corporate Observer | October 4, 2012

I am starting to see a trend… and for once it’s a good one.  First, we saw Capital One forced to repay customers after using deceptive sales techniques.  Last week, Discover was fined for deceptive telemarketing.  This time, the culprit is American Express, whose offense is — surprise,   surprise — more deceptive sales tactics (not to mention violations of several consumer protection laws).

Legal Business Development: Are You in Denial?

By | In Black And White | October 4, 2012

We all know that lawyers can argue either side of an issue. And be damn right in doing so. When it comes to marketing and business development sometimes it’s better to just face the facts. Often times the only criteria that is being used for an initiative is… “Other lawyers and law firms do it.” In my book that does not make it right for you or your law firm.