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5 Leadership Resolutions to Stick by in 2016

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Would you like to start your new year with a positive impact on your leadership effectiveness? All you have to do is push by applying these resolutions to your leadership capabilities! Read More →

Leadership Maturity: Linear Thinking vs. Systems Thinking

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An important distinction needs to be made between influencing others and “getting others to change.”  The difference is subtle, but each focus emanates from a profoundly different understanding of how relationships work. 

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The Longest Ball—Using Golf Strategy for Leadership and Team Development

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The longest ball may have fallen into the rough or woods with cleaner shots being yards behind the balls that went the furthest but with obstacles. It is in this moment that you can learn a lot about the captain of the team and the teammates by the choices and conversations that occur next.

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7 Things to Know About Mark Tuohey--The First Director of Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel

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Tuohey is a past President of the D.C. Bar (1993-94). Tuohey said that having served as president of the D.C. Bar helped him to prepare for his new position with Mayor Muriel Bowser's Administration. “Working with [D.C. Bar Chief Executive Officer Katherine A. Mazzaferri] and the staff and a lot of lawyers, that was a great experience in terms of management and leadership,” he said. “That’s going to come in real handy.”

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The Big Race: DC's First Election for Attorney General

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CANDIDATES: Five lawyers—Lorelie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward “Smitty” Smith, Lateefah Williams and Paul Zukerberg;are vying to be the first-ever elected D.C. attorney general in the November election. The candidates appeared last week at a forum, above, at O’Melveny & Myers.

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Top Three Priorities of Bar President Brigida Benitez

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President-Elect Brigida Benitez--partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP--recently sat down with Kathryn Alfisi to do an interview for the June issue of the Washington Lawyer. She was officially sworn in as the 43rd D.C. Bar President at the Celebration of Leadership on June 17.

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Whither Lawyers’ Role in Championing Voting Rights?

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"In 2011 and 2012 alone, 11 states—Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin—have passed new voter ID laws that require citizens to produce photo identification to exercise their right to vote. The ostensible purpose of these laws, to protect against voter fraud, is facially legitimate.

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