Posted by Laura Hosid at 8:32 AM
The Legal Intelligencer, April 20, 2011
“I was staring at the sea of young faces who aspired to be on the team I was about to coach many years ago and wondered not only about who would make the team, but which players would be our stars. I called a coaching mentor that night, who explained that while talent was important, I should focus on a range of other characteristics, too, if I hoped to build a winner.
I recently asked the leader of a major law firm about what separated the highest achievers in his firm from their peers. The memories of that discussion with my coaching mentor came flooding back, as the managing partner reeled off a list of traits that mirrored, in many respects, the qualities my coach had espoused. Despite the passage of time and the markedly different environments, the key components of what constitutes winners were remarkably similar.”
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