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Mike pens a monthly career advice column in Corporate Counsel magazine.

Check out his most recent columns in Corporate Counsel (law.com) discussing the value positivity brings to career placement and advancement, as well as tips every new general counsel should consider when inheriting a new legal department.

If you have any topic ideas you would like to see addressed in a future column, please send ideas and suggestions to [email protected].  

The General Counsel Vibe
Positivity is absolutely a leadership quality. It’s needed to earn the respect and trust of CEOs, direct reports, internal clients, and even outside service providers. Naysayers, negative Nancys, and cynics get weeded out and don’t sit in the GC chair.

Top 10 Tips for a New General Counsel
You are inheriting 10 attorneys, including three direct reports. Two of your direct reports were qualified for your job, but the CEO wanted to go outside for new leadership. Welcome to Day One. Here are ten tips for general counsels in this situation.

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