From the Art of War Blog:

Strategy teaches that we can never see our own position. We need outsiders to give us perspective.

You may want to look at the full article, however, the point is this: law firms rarely have an outside board member or a client mentor – instead we tend to fear the input of non-lawyers. Why? Is it because they really don’t understand or we fear they may see us with clarity?

I do not think we fear clarity – I think we fear having to convince our partners that our myopic preconceived notions are sometimes plain wrong.