February 2020 Recap @ AnneMarieSegal.com

February is a hard month. It’s like everyone got so busy celebrating the New Year in January that they didn’t get down to business until February. Yet the feeling of newness has worn off a bit, and it’s tempting to feel like you are already behind on the year!

I don’t know if you have had that experience, but if you have, I feel for you.

Here’s my February 2020 Recap, with a new free online course, UChicago webinar (open to all), ABA Conference and some articles you might enjoy. Happy almost March!

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Nine Ways to Accelerate Your Career Growth and Job Search as a Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel

Many of my clients are Chief Legal Officers or General Counsel at public or private companies who want to know how to (1) expand the growth runway in their current role and/or (2) find a new role that better suits their growth trajectory. Often these two goals go hand-in-hand, especially if you can initiate further career-enhancing opportunities within your current organization while opportunistically being open to new roles externally. If you are a Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel and at a similar career juncture, here are some insights that may help you accelerate your career growth and/or job search.

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Interview with Catherine Sorbara: Modern Career Warrior Series @AnneMarieSegal.com

CATHERINE SORBARA is our Modern Career Warrior for February 2020. My interview with Catherine spans her early move from Canada to Germany to pursue a Ph.D., work for the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cambridge, move to industry as she became Chief Operating Officer of Cheeky Scientist and 80-women leadership journey to Antarctica with Homeward Bound.  She then relates how that monumental trip transformed her view of our collective (human) place in the world, strengthened her commitment to working in service of the environment and illuminated the next steps of her career trajectory.

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Four Leadership Traits of High-Performing General Counsel (Women GC’s Speak)

This week I attended “Women GC’s Speak,” a New York City Bar Association panel moderated by Debbie Epstein Henry. Among the four General Counsel panelists, the leadership message was exceedingly clear: Take on challenges, find opportunities, push yourself to be a little uncomfortable, fill leadership gaps, and figure it out.   Panelists and moderator, from […]

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Executive Interview Preparation: The Checklist

If you are a typical executive, it’s a challenge to find time on your calendar to prepare for interviews. When you do carve out that space, here’s a checklist of what you should cover. Due diligence – know as much as you can about the target organization and management beforehand, including what they do, why and […]

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General Counsel and Other Lawyers as Business Partners – Building Vision, Capacity, Judgment and Leadership

To succeed as General Counsel, you need not only to build relationships and move outside of what may be your comfort zone – a lawyer with excellent substantive legal skills – but also position yourself as a strategic member of the leadership team. Enclosed is a list of articles to help you explore and master the expanded General Counsel relationship.

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