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Directions to the general counsel seat (part 2): Four tips at three years to go

The overriding message at the three-year mark is that you need to demonstrate that you are a business leader

In the first installment of this series, we established starting coordinates—experience, capabilities and attributes—needed when you are about five years away from the general counsel chair. At three years away your substantive legal skills must be superb; your financial and business acumen and problem-solving and collaboration skills are developing; and you have some solid relationships in the C-suite.

Now is the time to take more action in a number of areas to prepare yourself for the next level. Some ways to do that include:

Stewart Hirsch

Stewart Hirsch, Esq. Managing Director of Strategic Relationships LLC, is an executive and business relationship coach for general counsels, lawyers and other professionals. Formerly, Stewart was...

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