Two dominant figures of 19th Century British history were William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli. The story has often been repeated of a young woman who had dined with both Gladstone and Disraeli. She is said to have compared the two men this way. “When I dined with Mr. Gladstone, I felt as though he was the smartest man in England. But when I dined with Mr. Disraeli, I felt as though I was the smartest woman in England.” There are many benefits to being a good listener.
Archive for April, 2012
When I recently had a chance to discuss this topic with [Oklahoma Bar Association] General Counsel Dan Murdock, he said that demonstrating the ideals of the Boy Scouts was probably the best way during the initial interview to impress a client and make them believe that they should retain you. After reviewing the Boy Scout Law, I decided that he had a very good point. The Boy Scout Law states: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”
There may be some hints in here for my Scout troop . . .