Thompson Burton Challenge: Round II


Part of Thompson Burton’s commitment to redefining the art of law also includes redefining work culture at law firms. As described more fully here, the Thompson Burton Challenge is a 90 day challenge where participants have 90 days to achieve their objectives–a personal development goal that must be attainable, but challenging. If participants achieve their goal, they will be awarded cash bonuses that can only be spent on an experience that they would never do otherwise. TB Challenge’s first round of participants finished up their challenges in November, and their stories can be found here. TB Challenge’s second round of participants began their challenges in January 2016. Jackie Dusek’s TB Challenge: study for and pass a high school mid-term test in advanced German language skills in 90 days. Final Update from Jackie: The purpose of my TB Challenge was to finish something for myself.  It’s not a concept with which […]

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TB Challenge Round I: Final Update


Thompson Burton is very proud of its participants in the firm’s first round of TB Challenges. Each of these individuals worked very hard to accomplish difficult goals, and whether they fully accomplished each goal or not, we are proud of their commitment to publicly challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zones. Congratulations! Jennifer Lankford’s TB Challenge: compete in a Mud Run 5k and a 10k before September 28th. Final Update from Jennifer: I completed my 5k on September 5th, and a 15K (3 miles longer than the actual goal!) later in September. It was challenging, but I loved it. I used the TB Challenge money to go to Maine, where Brent (my husband) and I had an absolutely fabulous time. There was great lobster, beautiful leaves, and lots of hiking. Attached is a picture of the sunrise at Cadillac Mountain, where the sun is first seen in the U.S. during […]

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TB Challenge Update


As we discussed in a prior blog post, our first round of TB Challenge participants are over halfway through their 90-day challenges! See below for their updates and stories, and stay tuned for their final check-in at the end of their challenges. Jennifer Lankford’s TB Challenge: compete in a Mud Run 5k and a 10k before September 28th. Update from Jennifer: My new favorite time of day – the 15 minutes after I’ve finished running. When I can breathe enough to appreciate that my efforts! With a little less than three weeks to go before my challenge is complete, I am feeling more dedicated than ever.  As a recap, my challenge was to run a 5K and thereafter, a 10K, within the 90-day challenge period. Part I – the 5K – was completed on September 5th.  The eternal optimist (or perhaps influenced by naivety), I opted for a 5K mud run – […]

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Thompson Burton Issues Challenge, Focuses on Law Firm Culture


Nashville, TN – While Thompson Burton is busy reinventing the business of law, they’re also committed to creating the best work culture possible. One of the core beliefs at Thompson Burton is simply “Better is Possible.” Consistent with that belief, they believe that a successful firm begins and ends with fully engaged teams both inside and outside the workplace. With this idea in mind, Thompson Burton has created its “TB Challenge” program for all current team members. The Challenge gives participants the option of focusing on one personal development goal. They can choose something fun or interesting that they have always wanted to attempt, like running a marathon, dieting, learning a language, etc. “The TB Challenge is the most exciting effort we’ve ever implemented at the office,” states Kevin Thompson, founding partner. “It gives us a way to use our business to provide lifelong experiences for people who might not have the […]

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