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Would You Pass This Personality Test?

Would You Pass This Personality Test?

Jay Fleischmann, a consumer bankruptcy lawyer who blogs at Legal Practice Pro, has a new article at JD Supra that everyone should read, “6 Toxic Personalities No Law Firm Should Employ”. He recommends that firms get rid of certain personality types early on – or risk being held hostage by difficult employees who know stuff their bosses don’t. (Shoot, I thought this meant I was indispensable, even if I am kind of a pill if I miss a meal…)

If you find yourself doing any of the following, you might make the list:

  • Watching the clock
  • Unwilling to be accountable for mistakes
  • Failing to ask questions
  • Dragging your feet when it comes to returning phone calls
  • Regularly belly-aching (as opposed to constructive venting)
  • Staying silent when you should speak up

Jay’s article is a good read, and an excellent reminder that even if we have loads of experience and top-notch legal skills, the failure to be a strong, honest and accountable team player could cost us a job.Source: JD SupraRelated Post: Introducing the Bankruptcy Paralegal Forum

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