In this section we have collated all the previously published articles and blogs written mostly by Paul Gilbert but with guest posts from Jonathan Smith, Justin Featherstone, Carolyn Kirby, Ian White and Barbara Hamilton-Bruce

This is a resource for you to browse and is free to view. The first articles were published in the early 2000′s, but with timeless themes. The later pieces reflect the changing face of the legal profession and the threat/opportunity for the role of lawyers in business and in our society. The 2020 posts focus on our Covid world and where questions of leadership are to the fore. You can search for key words to find the pieces that you want to read.

Paul’s articles are also collated in his various books which you can buy from this site too.

A workshop without content

I ran a workshop last week that had no content and it went quite well. We talked about listening, about poetry, and about places and spaces that gave us peace. We reflected on how words made us feel and not what those words had to say. We wondered how others may feel receiving our words,… More


Small thoughts in search of a big idea

In the UK we are coming up to a year. Hope is tiptoeing around our anxiety trying not to wake our tired fears. Thoughts dart between future plans and painful memories and we are unsure of the emotion to choose to accessorise our stoic acceptance of today. I am carrying an awkward shaped feeling at… More


What counts?

What value do you bring to your role? What is the value of your contribution? Is the value you bring the value that is being measured? The things we tend to measure, like sales, hours, fees billed and costs saved, are all important, but they are not the whole picture, they are not the whole… More


The first rule of leadership…

I have had a few calls this week, and three comments stand out. The first was a lawyer describing the time she was “let go” by her law firm at the end of her training contract. We all know that this can happen and while it is hugely disappointing it is not the end of… More


When words catch the winds of change

When words catch the winds of change, we do not just hear them, but we feel them too. It has been a more comfortable week for rhetoric. Bombast, aggression, unkindness and self-immolating ignominy have flown the scene (for a while at least). In their place has come something dignified and more recognisably human. At President… More