“You can either manage the legal process, or let it manage you.”
Lawyers – just the word conjures up negative feelings for many. The funny thing is even a lot of lawyers tend to dislike other lawyers. But regardless of your feelings for the legal profession, dealing with attorneys just goes with the territory when you’re a CEO. Whether you have a large in-house legal staff, and/or manage a series of one-off external legal relationships, not understanding how to effectively work with your legal advisors can at a minimum be a source of frustration, and worst case it can be a career ender.
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