The GC Redefined Global Research Study

In the Face of Complexity and Change, the Time to Lead Is Now

For today’s general counsel, advising and influencing a business in the midst of organizational, technological, and geopolitical change is the new normal. It is those GCs who embrace complexity and find strategic ways to drive the business forward who will emerge as successful leaders in this brave new world.

“Your IQ gets you there, but your EQ [emotional IQ] keeps you there.”
–Rupert Hopley

Morrison & Foerster and Global Leaders in Law have collaborated to develop a global study, including insights from GCs and other senior legal in-house leaders around the globe, to reveal how the GC role is evolving and the biggest challenges that they and their in-house legal departments face.

Read our report to learn why GCs:

  • Believe it is fundamental to have a seat at the C-Suite table, and why some question whether the GC of the future needs to be a lawyer
  • Intend to collaborate more closely with their IT departments and may soon plan to replace headcounts with software to better manage business needs
  • Will continue to manage the tension between protecting the brand and mitigating risk while being a commercial enabler who creates value for the company
  • Will build increasingly diverse teams—both technically and demographically—while being a role model and arbiter of corporate culture

Download our report for in-depth insights into the factors that are reshaping the dynamic GC role, and join the conversation at #GCRedefined.

Winning the War for Talent
Winning the War for Talent

Focusing on diversity can lead to better decision-making. Watch now to learn why.


The Arbiter of Culture
The Arbiter of Culture

Staying true to your company’s core values is key for GCs who want to promote a strong work culture. Learn why.


How Will You Become Integral to Your CEO and Board?
How Will You Become Integral to Your CEO and Board?

GCs who want to create maximum business impact need to influence the CEO and the board. Learn why.


Are You Activating Your {Emotional Brain} Enough?
Are You Activating Your {Emotional Brain} Enough?

How can GCs tame the urgency bias, tiger? Read our new post to find out.


Why “Team” is Critical to GC Impact

Smart collaboration in the legal department takes patience, but is well worth the time and investment. Learn why.


Is "Agility" Just a Buzzword?

Adding value and being proactive offer GCs the greatest opportunity to become business leaders. Learn why.


With Redefined Risks, GCs Must Redefine Their Role

GCs are steadily becoming risk managers to the business. Learn where.


Should You Invest More in Your {Tech IQ}?

General counsel are driving their businesses forward with new investments in technology and digital education. Learn why.


Thriving In Constant Change

Uber (EMEA) ACG Matthew Wilson explains the importance of “having internal conversations to make sure the short-term decisions you make don’t harm your long-term decisions.” Learn more.


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