Leading a law department, the inside scoop

Legal leaders say empathy is essential to effective leadership

Many general counsel are great lawyers and boardroom consiglieres but struggle when it comes to leading the many personalities that make up any sizable law department. A few micromanage with an iron fist while, more commonly, others take a hands-off approach and fall short when it comes to maximizing their team’s potential.

This month’s panel of GC experts offers extremely helpful advice from the top. These are individuals who have clearly accepted the time consuming responsibility and challenge of true leadership. They are John Howard of Grainger, Janice Block of Kaplan and Jonathan Feigelson of TIAA-CREF.


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Mike Evers

Mike Evers recruits attorneys for corporate legal departments throughout the United States. Please visit www.everslegal.com. His...

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