Posted 04/01/2013 by Molly Flood
There’s been a recurring theme over the past few meeting of bar leaders. Time. Simply put, there’s not enough of it. We’re working more hours, commuting longer distances, but our personal lives are as busy as ever. Mary Byers has already addressed how the time deficit is impacting professional associations. Peter Bregman’s keynote presentation at the 2013 ABA Bar Leadership Institute expanded on that theme. He showed us how we can better structure our days to accomplish more with our extremely limited time.
It’s in the spirit of Bregman’s “18 Minutes” time management approach that I provide this succinct summary of this year’s BLI. Get thee to Twitter. A quick review of posts using the #BLI13 hashtag provides an excellent taste of the conference. See how participants summarized Verna Myers’s suggestions about inclusive organizations. Get practical tips on speaking to the media from Bruce Hennes. Learn some sobering facts about the changing legal profession from Deborah Epstein Henry and Marta-Ann Schabel. Twitter can’t and shouldn’t replace the experience of two days of intense learning and networking, but sometimes life only allows enough time for us to read the sound bites.