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Your character, your company
This profile of Canon’s Chief Legal Counsel, David Field is a standout.
From his shift to in-house which proved to be a rude (yet critical) awakening, to how passion and work can be combined, David reveals his secret to finding your in-house home.
On saying goodbye to 100hr weeks in private practice to go in-house, then realising the grass didn’t get greener:
Here’s a well put together profile of five women on track to partnership.
With eight kids between them, flexibility and part-time options (for both them and their partners) is a major theme.
As Allens M&A lawyer, Michelle Bennett puts it:
Have you ever had to shout across the office that you are making changes to a document and that everyone else should keep their hands off and wait their turn?
Or maybe you’re using SharePoint to solve this problem by checking in / out your docs, while knowing this is just enforcing the same behaviour, only without having to shout?
Where are the leaders?
Interesting fact: in a 2007 survey about law firm leaders in the US, by far and away the most admired law firm leader, receiving 13% of the vote, was Bob Dell from Latham.
This year, not a single name managed to capture more than 3%. And then there was this question:
Only 92 out of 885 respondents gave an answer. Why? The researchers suspect the answer lies in the following responses:
“I have no way of knowing” and “I’m not aware of any.”
The black dog still jumps
And it leaps higher than ever.
One in five men in Australia suffer from some form of mental illness. But it’s a subject rarely broached.
In honour of men worldwide who suffer in silence, The Man Ride battled through 1,000kms of riding from the rugged peaks of Snowdonia, Wales to the bustling heart of London … in just five days.
Elsewhere, hundreds of riders completed 200km local epics in nine global locations to broaden the conversation about Men’s Mental Illness.
Here’s the story.
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