Back in May, I asked this question: "What is right with the legal profession?" Around that time I also suggested to Don Hutcheson, publisher of The Complete Lawyer, that he make that question a focus of one of the editions of his magazine because I think it is a question that can and should be explored from many angles and by many people. I am glad to see Don followed my suggestion and has included a survey on "What's right about the profession of law?" in the newest edition of The Complete Lawyer.
In the spirit of inquiry, exploration, mindset expansion, and such approaches as Appreciative Intelligence, I will continue to look at this question from several perspectives, both predictable and novel. What do you think is right about the legal profession? Please add your comments below or send me an e-mail. (I have been receiving lots of e-mails in response to the leadership poll, truly appreciate hearing from you, and will be posting all poll results in in the near future.)
The idea of looking at what's right, what's working, and then benefiting from that view is not new. As examples, more and more people are becoming acquainted with and using Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Intelligence, and the field of psychology has seen the growth of Positive Psychology. I am right now reading the new A Primer in Positive Psychology and recommend it to those wanting to balance the negative with the positive in considering situations (and professions).
Appreciation has its skeptics and critics as well as its advocates. Like a medical doctor who diagnoses what is sick in a patient in order to determine treatment, many