The Clarifying Power of “No”

The power of “no” – one in-house lawyer’s perspective:

“One thing that new in-house attorneys have drilled into their heads is the importance of the legal department not being seen as a roadblock. This brings with it the avoidance of saying “no” – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Too many lawyers ARE roadblocks, preferring to mitigate every possible risk rather than focus on the business opportunities lying on the flip side of those risks. However, this Seth Godin post from the other day reminded me that – despite my 20+ years of in-house work – I’m still a big believer in the power of “no.””

Read: The Clarifying Power of “No” at Socially Awkward Law (by Josh King)

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