As happens in most Decembers, when I pause to look back on the year immediately behind me, my first thought is, "Where did the time go?" Thankfully, my home life remained relatively tame. My husband and I, lucky enough to have jobs, continued to work hard and raise our son, who we've watched go from being a baby to a little boy.
But for the world--and business specifically--2010 proved to be a challenging year, despite early reports the struggling economy would start to regain some of its steam. Many salaries remained frozen, many furloughs remained in place, many budgets continued to be cut and many previously larger staffs remained thin. (This year's Legal Department Operations Survey, discusses the economy's impact on legal departments and how some GCs are rising to the challenge.)