Our spouses and our friends choose us. After a short dating ritual (a.k.a. interviewing), our initial bosses also choose us. We enter our most critical relationships with mutual enthusiasm and a desire to make them work. Yet, even with such a positive head start, many relationships fail.
When the element of choice is removed, relationships can spiral downward quickly. And if a new boss has been brought into your legal department as a “change agent” leader, you should definitely worry about what that portends for your job security and prospects. The majority of inquiry calls I receive from currently employed inside counsel turn into discussions about boss incompatibility or pending reorganization.