"I found your article on Attorney Happiness spot on with the problems, but sort on remedies. Your point, related to your business was that attorneys looking for work need to make their resumes appear to have no weakness. But what about your role in helping people perhaps find a better culture? Otherwise, you just perpetuate on happiness. What about writing from the other side? Why law firms shouldn't overlook people that are authentic? I practiced for 33 years, and I agree with your comments, but surely there is some middle ground."
I agree. I think that people are the happiest depending on the culture of the firm that they're with and if it matches what they want. I agreed that law firms shouldn't overlook people that are authentic, and I don't think they do. I think that authenticity means different things in different types of firms. But I believe that you want to make sure that you look authentic. In terms of the culture, there's another article I wrote that you should review called Firm Culture Matters Most. I like that article just because it talks a lot about culture. There's another one I wrote called, Find Your Tribe. And being in the group of people that like you and that you're comfortable with is extremely important. I think all the mistakes that I've ever made in personal relationships and employment relationships have been hiring people that were a bad cultural fit. You really have to find the right culture.