Friday Fast Five

 

Welcome to NOVA ALA's Friday Fast Five Archive!

The Friday Fast Five is the brainchild of the Northern Virginia Chapter President, Megan Pfeifle.

Modeled after ALA's Bold Bites, the mission of the Friday Fast Five is simple:

We wanted to deliver relevant educational content to our members that could help them with their specific firm challenges without taking too much time from their day. Due to its initial success within our chapter, distribution expanded and now reaches ALA Region Two Directors, business partners, the Hampton Roads and Western Virginia Chapters, and members of the Richmond Chapter.  

 In May 2018, The Friday Fast Five won the 2018 IDEA Award at the ALA Annual Conference and Expo. We are proud to be uniting with the other Virginia Chapters and our business partners to share our knowledge and resources!

Are you an ALA member or business partner but DON'T belong to Northern Virginia Chapter? NO PROBLEM!

Send us an email and we are happy to add you to our mailing list.

Do you have an article to contribute? Have a topic you'd like to learn about? Please let us know! Our team adds them to an archive and uses them to build future editions of the Friday Fast Five. You can e-mail your contribution to: megan@cookcraig.com

 

 
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June 15, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How to Develop Mental Strength in Your Team

10_Intellectual Property

The 5 Most Common US Docketing Mistakes

June 8, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

5 Ways to Become an Inspirational Manager

03_Human Resources Management

Current FMLA Forms Expire 6/30

04_Financial Management

Virginia IOLTA Program Guidebook

June 1, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

5 Things You Should Never Put In Writing At Wor

03_Human Resources Management

Should employees have a right to disconnect?

May 25, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Follow Up to Increase Your Chances of Getting Business

02_Communications / Organizational Management

4 Relationship Skills You Need in the Office

04_Financial Management

2018 Attorney Compensation Report

May 18, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

8 Ways to Run Effective Meetings so You Can Get on With Your Day

03_Human Resources Management

7 Compliance Issues Every HR Leader Should Know

May 11, 2018

03_Human Resources Management

6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace

May 4, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Twitter for the Reluctant Lawyer

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One?

03_Human Resources Management

Four Ways to Deal With a Toxic Coworker

04_Financial Management

How to Ethically Oversee Trust Accounts

April 27, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

How to Start and Run a Paperless Office

03_Human Resources Management

If Resume Lies are a Reality, What’s HR to Do?

05_Legal Management

Five Traits of Great Lawyers

April 20, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Why You Really Should Still be Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

April 13, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Can Millennials Save Your Law Firm? *By Request

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How Stress Can Hurt You and How to Feel Better

April 6, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Strong and Stable: The iOS Security Guide

02_Communications / Organizational Management

The “NOT To-Do List” to Manage Tasks & Distractions

March 30, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Five Tips for Taking the Anxiety out of Networking

03_Human Resources Management

Are Unpaid Internships Illegal?

March 23, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

How to Scan Documents To Your Phone or Tablet

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Create a Culture of Continuous Learning

March 16, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How to Boost Credibility of Your LinkedIn Profile

03_Human Resources Management

IRS Lowers 2018 Family HSA Contribution by $50

March 9, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

You Have Five Months to Switch Your Website to HTTPS

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

03_Human Resources Management

About That Commute

04_Financial Management

Common Trust Accounting Challenges

March 2, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Make the Most of Business Development Meetings

02_Communications / Organizational Management

14 Buzzwords to Scrub From Your LinkedIn Page Right Now

February 23, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How to Manage The Fallout From an Email War

04_Financial Management

When to Raise Your Rates

February 16, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Perception Matters

03_Human Resources Management

Why Irritating Employees Are Good for Business

04_Financial Management

Prepare Yourself for a Happy Retirement

February 9, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Do Your Gestures Belie Your Words?

February 2, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Top 20 Change Management Mistakes to Avoid

04_Financial Management

Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

January 26, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Writing Your 2018 Business Plan

02_Communications / Organizational Management

13 Words and Phrases Keeping You from Getting Hired

January 19, 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Do You Know What it Takes To Be an Effective Leader?

January 12, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

Microsoft's January 2018 Patch Update

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How People with Different Conflict Styles Can Work Together

January 5, 2018

01_Operations / Business Management

The Top Cybersecurity Concerns for In-House in 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Writing vs. Good Writing

05_Legal Management

What's Your Theme Word for 2018?

December 29, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Writing Your 2018 Business Development Plan

02_Communications / Organizational Management

13 Characteristics of a Great Teammate

December 22, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Best Ways to Upgradr Your Technology in 2018

02_Communications / Organizational Management

4 Steps for Improving Your Communications and Enhancing Influence

04_Financial Management

401(k) Hardship Rules Explained

December 15, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Law Firm’s Guide to a Low-Risk Holiday Party

02_Communications / Organizational Management

A Way to Plan if You’re Bad at Planning

December 8, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

What Is Your Conflict Style?

December 1, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

How to Connect Business Strategy with Project Management

November 24, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

You Can't Change Who You Are By Flipping a Switch

03_Human Resources Management

Training Mistakes to Avoid, Part 2

November 17, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

How Do State Overtime Pay Rules Differ from Federal Law?

02_Communications / Organizational Management

8 Common Project Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

03_Human Resources Management

Training Mistakes to Avoid, Part 1

November 10, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

'Be Aware' - Predicting and Avoiding Violence

02_Communications / Organizational Management

3 Amazingly Useful iPad Tips for Lawyers

04_Financial Management

IRS Sets 2018 HSA Contribution Limits

November 3, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

US-CERT Warns of New Ransomware: Bad Rabbit

02_Communications / Organizational Management

10 Annoying Habits That Undermine Good Speeches

October 27, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Social Media Can Get You Fired, So Plan Accordingly

October 20, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

5 Ways to Fail at Leading a Meeting

03_Human Resources Management

Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)

October 13, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Senior Attorney Fired for Cruel Commentary on Las Vegas Shooting

03_Human Resources Management

The Employment Law You Are Probably Breaking

October 6, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How to be More Persuasive

05_Legal Management

How to Handle Difficult Feedback

September 29, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

5 Steps to Selling an Idea to Your Boss

September 22, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Should You Let People “Pick Your Brain?"

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Networking Tips for Extroverts

03_Human Resources Management

Diversity of Thought

September 15, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

What is Cloud Computing?

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How to Build a Happy and Productive Team

03_Human Resources Management

Handling the Termination of a Long-Term Employee

September 8, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Must-Have Technology for Better Client Service

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence

08_Bonus

Bonus

September 1, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

The Secret to Making Change Stick

August 25, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Great Talks Start with Sticky Notes

August 18, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Is Your Culture Putting Your Firm at Risk?

02_Communications / Organizational Management

How Learning Improv Gives Lawyers an Edge

August 11, 2017

August 4, 2017

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Fragrance Sensitivities Raise Bouquet of Legal Issues

08_Bonus

Bonus

July 28, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Prevent Employees From Walking Off with Trade Secrets

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Employees May Be Racking Up More Than 8 Hours a Week on Non-Work Tasks

09_Double Bonus

Double Bonus

July 21, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

Beware The Legal Pitfalls of Managing Unpaid Interns

02_Communications / Organizational Management

Closing the Tech Proficiency Gap

03_Human Resources Management

The Lawyer, The Addict

05_Legal Management

Dealing With An Unhappy Client

July 14, 2017

01_Operations / Business Management

The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Marketing Plan

02_Communications / Organizational Management

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

03_Human Resources Management

Three Building Blocks of Employee Engagement

04_Financial Management

Severance Pay Basics and Considerations

05_Legal Management

To Text or Not to Text?

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