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Work-Life Balance:  Time Matters (Part 1 of 3)

Work-Life Balance: Time Matters (Part 1 of 3)

Work-Life Balance:  Time Matters (Part 1 of 3) “We can make up for lost money, but we can’t make up for lost time.” – Simon Sinek Introduction: When did the phrase: “I just don’t have time” last slip out of your mouth? And what did you sacrifice as a result? Was...
Out of Office

Out of Office

Out of Office With South Africa announcing that it will come out of Level 5 lockdown next Friday, I felt a mixed sense of relief and anxiety knowing that the “norm” would resume. Lockdown has been an experience of polar extremes in this household: my partner has not...
Working from home

Working from home

Working from home The legal world is one of the more fortunate businesses in the current climate. The large office buildings may have closed down, but every lawyer is fortunate enough to be able to turn on their laptops and work from home. Billions has been invested...
The Publess Quiz

The Publess Quiz

We would like to invite you to “The Publess Quiz”. As human beings, we are wired for social connection. “The need to connect socially with others is as basic as our need for food, water and shelter” states @MatthewLieberman in his book “Social: Why our brains are...
Living a life or just making a living?

Living a life or just making a living?

Living a life or just making a living? “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton We spend our lives climbing up a perpetually extending ladder. Each time we reach the top of a section (whether that be Senior Associate, Regional...
Pause: Now is the time to reflect

Pause: Now is the time to reflect

Pause: Now is the time to reflect When was the last time you just stopped? The last few weeks have been surreal. As countries one by one start to lock down, it feels like someone has pressed the pause button to take a phone call in the middle of the movie, just as the...