Core Competencies: Achievement and Actualization

This column explores how to find a balance between two core competencies: achievement and actualization. I discuss how these competencies relate to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, as well as wellness and work-life balance for lawyers.

To learn more, feel free to download my latest Effective Lawyer column published in the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, below.

My current series in the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine delves into the importance of soft skills for peak performance and well-being, while also addressing affiliation/association, autonomy/accountability, and achievement/actualization.

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Note: the PA column published this article with the incorrect title (with the title of last month’s article on autonomy/accountability). The article’s content and focus on achievement/actualization is correct.

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