The idiot's guide – influencing strategies for in-house lawyers
There are days (and I'm sure that every in-house lawyer has them) when it seems like nobody is listening to me. When my client nods politely as I advise on the problems with their project, and then goes off and does exactly what they were going to do anyway. Or, even worse, when people don't want to hear my advice in the first place. The ill-conceived initiative that's been deliberately hidden from the lawyers is a rite of in-house passage, a test of temperament and political skill.
There are days (and I’m sure that every in-house lawyer has them) when it seems like nobody is listening to me. When my client nods politely as I advise on the problems with their project, and then goes off and does exactly what they were going to do anyway.
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