When a young partner comes to me wanting to change law firms, among other things, I ask:
- What is the most important thing you want to accomplish in your career?
- Why is accomplishing it important to you?
Years ago, a lawyer I was coaching was struggling with developing specific actions in his plan. He asked me to help him.
I told him he was going at it backwards. You and he will have a difficult time figuring out how if you haven’t figured out what and why.