Under Pressure: Coping with the Demand to Be Commercial (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this blog (http://stewartbrownconsulting.co.uk/2017/11/09/under-pressure-coping-with-the-demand-to-be-commercial-part-1-of-2/), I introduced Albert Ellis’s A-B-C model, which illustrates how our beliefs influence how we respond to certain situations and people. I recommend reading Part 1 first, which, together with this Part 2, form the transcript for the talk I delivered at the The Lawyer Conference on “In-house Counsel […]

When not knowing what you don’t know may not be good enough…

How many of you recognise this situation? Your business colleagues contact you for legal sign-off (note depersonalised “legal” not “your”): “It’s straightforward and I need legal sign off so that I can close the deal. My client’s waiting on the other line.” They provide scant information; what they think you need to know. I don’t […]