Engagement

Mentoring Matters – Gabriella O’Rourke

Roundtable Mentor, Gabriella O’Rourke, National Director of Practice Management for the Commercial Litigation Group for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), shared her perspective with our team on what to do about a team member who behaves badly with others, yet delivers great results. “If your other team members interpret your inaction as focusing only on …

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#leadershiptruth – You may be in the right room.

There’s an expression: if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. My provocation is what if you’re in the right room but you’re looking at the wrong things in order to judge what is ‘smart.’ I’ve observed many ‘smart’ people dismiss the ideas of others because they don’t have the …

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Flashback #leadershiptruth – Other people’s sh*t will stick to you.

[From the archives] I once had a boss say to me: ‘Roberts, don’t surround yourself with idiots. Other people’s shit has a way of sticking to you.’ Not a very pleasant thought but I got his point. One of the ‘fun’ things about leadership is the fact that your reputation as a strong leader will …

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