Recently I received an email from a firm that was proudly announcing the lawyers who had been promoted to equity partner. I had coached all but one of those lawyers.

When I coached those lawyers, I was struck by four things.

  1. They are passionate about their work and clients.
  2. They are very competitive, but they

A young lawyer recently shared this thought with me:

Most young lawyers are still fairly apathetic and are comfortable to just get by or let others “feed” them. The lawyers who are more aggressive and want to step up and be leaders tend to be fairly egotistical types who “already know it all” and aren’t