“You have arrived.” Those are the words we hear when the GPS finally gets us to where we are going. This is the third in a three-part series on the experience, capabilities and attributes one needs in order to become general counsel.

Part one (August 2014) established the starting coordinates for the emerging leader, including the need for exposure to the board, legal and management skills, and developing business judgment and financial acumen. In part two (September 2014), I addressed moving from being a legal adviser to being a legal and business adviser, taking financial skills to a higher level, developing leadership skills and deepening board involvement.

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