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NEW – Financial Post – July 2021

I was interviewed by Kelsey Rolfe of Financial Post for the ” The 50-year-old intern: Mid-life Canadians are not just changing jobs — they’re beginning again ” article – Read it here

Helping others, with a focus on a post-pandemic future

Pandemic has created unexpected opportunities for leaders. What are you going to learn during this period that has allowed you to grow as a leader and to help your team to grow? I was interviewed for Leadership Unleashed recently. – Read it here

The power of one

I was interviewed by Daniel Fish of Precedent for a story about the fall of Heenan Blaikie LLP. If you’ve experienced a sudden job loss in any industry, I’m sure you’ll find it of interest. – Read it here

How to survive a law firm meltdown

Major law firms rarely self-destruct, but as the fall of Heenan Blaikie LLP shows, it’s worth considering how a lawyer in such a situation can best respond — especially if they find themselves out of a job.

Precedent spoke to Lianne Krakauer, a career consultant and former assistant dean of career services at the University of Toronto’s faculty of law, who offers these three tips for staying afloat when the ship goes down. – Read more here

Gender barriers in the legal profession

To draw attention to the changes occurring in the legal profession, in general, and in law school, in particular, this analytical discussion examines some of the key issues pertinent to the life career development of female students in law schools. – Read more here

Recommended Books

Lianne’s Picks

10 Career Essentials: Excel at Your Career by Using Your Personality TypeDonna Dunning
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality TypePaul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
Doing Work you LoveCheryl Gilman
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to LiveMartha Beck
Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great JobOrville Pierson
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get ItBarbara Sher
Networking for People who Hate Networking, A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the UnderconnectedDevora Zack
The Authentic CareerMaggie Craddock
The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When "There Are No Jobs"Richard N. Bolles
What Next? The Complete Guide to Taking Control of your Working LifeBarbara Moses
What Should I Do with My Life? Po Bronson
Working IdentityHerminia Ibarra
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a LeaderHerminia Ibarra
Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting ValueBill George
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael Bungay Stanier
Fierce ConversationsSusan Scott
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter Michael Watkins
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership FablePatrick Lencioni
Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityDavid Allen
Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don'tJim Collins
The Happiness AdvantageShawn Achor
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your OrganizationRobert Keegan and Lisa Lahey
The Leadership ChallengeJim Kouzes and Barry Posner
Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for LifeKevin Cashman
Lean InSheryl Sandberg
Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being YourselfDevora Zack
Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring OthersMaria Gonzalez
On Becoming a LeaderWarren Bennis
Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at WorkDavid Rock
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People FollowTom Rath, Gallup Press
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen Covey
Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders L. David Marquet
Authentic HappinessMartin Seligman
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You WantMartha Beck
Learned Optimism, How to Change Your Mind and Your LifeMartin Seligman
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal TransformationDaniel Siegel, M.D.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding JoySheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the TimeBrigid Schulte
Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your LifeBarbara Fredrickson
Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside OutRichard Carlson & Joseph Bailey
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal FreedomDon Miguel Ruiz
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Spiritual Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your DestinyRobin S. Sharma
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s ChangesWilliam Bridges
When Things Fall ApartPema Chodron
Wherever you Go, There you AreJon Kabat-Zinn
A Lawyers Guide to NetworkingSusan Sneider
Alternative Careers for LawyersHilary Mantis
Choosing Small Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies from Lawyers in the Small Firm MarketDonna Gerson
Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You HaveLiz Brown
Out of Practice: Exploring Legal Career Paths in CanadaAmy Kaufman & Leeann Beggs, (2015)
The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional SatisfactionMichael F. Melcher
The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the LawNancy Levit and Dougla Linder
The (Un) Happy Lawyer (2008)Monica Parker
What Can You Do With a Law Degree?: A Lawyers' Guide to Career Alternatives Inside, Outside & Around the LawDeborah Arron
Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional PeopleCarol Eikleberry
Creating a Life Worth LivingCarol Lloyd
Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You LoveBarbara Sher
The Idealist Guide to NonProfit Careers for Sector SwitchersSteven Joiner and Meg Busse
Zen and the Art of Making a LivingLaurence Boldt