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Tanya Avila
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Grow or go?
One of the largest responsibilities any leader has is to grow their team – not in headcount, but in development, capability and responsibility.  A good leader, regardless of the department, should have an idea of where her people want to be in the future an...
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Budgeting 101
The first time I was asked to prepare the legal department budget I had no idea what I was doing.  I’d inherited a budget made by business people with little to no experience in managing legal matters.  I’d only started a few weeks prior, so had absolutely ...
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Updating another old post, with the help of some legal minded friends - The things we say at work...
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The Things We Say
Five years ago when I
started this blog, I made a short post about words uttered in the work place that I never imagined when I graduated
from law school.  While I can’t believe I’m
still fooling around on this blog, I can’t resist the opportunity to update...
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1 in 68
It’s that time of year again.  April is Autism Awareness month.  I’m sad to say that even though we’re at 1 in
68 kids being diagnosed with some form of Autism there is still a lot of
misconceptions about it.  So, I do my
small part and share some of how Au...
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18 Donuts and Attention to Detail
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  I'm full of turkey, done with my black Friday shopping and was ready to get back to work.  Working for a small start up that is open most days of the year, we take turns playing the 'grown up' on site durin...
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Thanksgiving 2016
It’s that time of year again, time to contemplate the things in our lives for which we are thankful.    Every year the family creates a list of things that we’re grateful for – given the youth of some family members, toys and candy usually make the top of t...
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Head up or head down?
Every couple of months you’ll see an article, presentation or infographic trying to define the line between a leader and a manager.  Often they’re full of platitudes like leaders listen more than they talk and surround themselves with “A” people.  One of my...
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Team Player or Team Doormat
I’ve recently been back in the market for a new job and one
of the common questions I ask in the interview process is what happened to the
last guy.  While there will always be
spin on the part of an employer it sometimes be hard to discern if the reason
he...
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MIA
You might have noticed that things have been a bit slow on
this blog.  And while it’s very un-like
me to ever shut up for long, this page has been silent for far too long.  It’s been a crazy 18 months, both
professionally and personally.  Mergers, integrati...
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