An article by my friend Michael P. Maslanka, “Seven Mindsets of Effective General Counsel,” appeared recently in Texas Lawyer. It includes advice that I found useful, and I hope you will as well.
The seven top mindsets he recommends – each of which he relates with humour and the benefit of experience – draw from a range of sources, including the military (e.g., “Pick the hill you want to die on”) to literature and film (e.g., despite what a character in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov says, Mike proposes that “A general counsel is not a conscience for hire”).
I highly recommend Mike Maslanka’s article and, as always, I invite your comments – on his advice or any other matter – either via this blog or by emailing me directly.
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