Being a leader is a complex role. In this article, in-house counsel can learn many different aspects to leadership and how to integrate those attributes into their own work-style.
In his final Career Path column, Mark Rolleig shares his leadership lessons and rules for career success he’s learned over the years.
The most effective leaders live and lead with the following extraordinary leadership qualities and behaviors. Do You? As you read through the 10 C’s of great leadership, rate yourself and/or your leadership team on each quality using a scale of 1 – 5, where 1 is least like me or our team, and 5 is very much like me or our team. Identify your lowest-rated competencies, and take action to strengthen your areas for improvement.
Knowing how and when to balance risk and reward is a skill necessary for in-house counsel to master. In order to achieve success in today's markets, in-house counsel need to be not only legal savvy leaders but tech savvy leaders too.
This discussion surrounding in-house counsel as trusted business advisors rests on one key presupposition: that in-house counsel possess and exhibit strong leadership skills. Because not everyone is a natural-born leader, it is important to consider what it takes to lead well and motivate others to follow you. Successful in-house leaders will explore key areas of focus, including how to set a vision and obtain buy-in, lead in tough times, be an effective influencer, share good and bad news, and more.
Being an effective leader isn't about posters, slogans, memos, PowerPoints, or speeches. Your actions must be consistent with what you believe.
The in-house journey rarely follows a straight path. Regardless of what lies ahead, remember that a career transition is simply an opportunity to bring visibility to your strengths, and an essential step on the pathway to leadership.
When the general counsel has a seat at the chief executive’s leadership table, it sends a signal to the company’s stakeholders (internal and external) that ethics, compliance, and other legal risk considerations are a top priority of the company. This resource outlines why the general counsel should be a key ally and partner in establishing a corporate culture.
Research shows that highly engaged teams significantly outperformed those in the bottom quartile. Here’s how to increase collaboration and find the leaders who will drive the cause.
In February 2017, ride-sharing service Uber entered into a compliance crisis after a female engineer authored a viral blog post alleging harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. In response, the company implemented a rigorous compliance investigation and shared a report of those findings with the public. Here are the key takeaways.
This white paper explores how the GC can be leveraged as a corporate culture influencer, and how their standing and stature vis-à-vis the CEO and other C-suite executives should be a topic of board inquiry.
The expectations on Legal teams have changed dramatically over the last decade. From protecting reputation and delivering meaningful compliance programmes through to creating competitive advantage and driving efficiency through innovation. How can legal leaders create the dynamic for their teams to deliver across such a challenging landscape. Our panelists will discuss a range of experience that can deliver lasting strategic benefits and influence cultural change.