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Professional Sins & Commandments

PROFESSIONAL CONFESSIONAL: SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS *

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

1. Procrastination and Missing Deadlines

2. Failure to Follow Up with People

3. Unrealistic Expectations

4. Thinking in Isolation

5. Being Unprepared

6. Being Rude (aka “a Jerk?)

7. Being Unethical

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

1. Take Advantage of the Resources Offered to You

2. Treat Professionals as Essential Members of Your Team

3. Plan Ahead Plan Ahead Plan Ahead

4. Communicate Effectively

5. Be Accountable for Your Responsibilities

6. Demonstrate Professionalism in All You Do

7. Work Hard Work Hard Work Hard

8. Establish and Nurture Relationships for the Long Term

9. Ask For and Accept Feedback

10. Write Well


* Permission granted via NALP Listserv message dated 4/22/08.
Presented by Kari Anne Tuohy, KAT Consulting
KAT@KATCONSULT.COM
University of Washington School of Law
April 1, 2008
Thank you Kari.