Leigh Dance has written, published and spoken extensively on many aspects of global legal services, at major global conferences and in business and legal industry publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal. Click here for our extensive archive of past (we believe still insightful!) published articles.
Dance is author of Bright Ideas: Insights from Legal Luminaries Worldwide, published by Mill City Press and available on Amazon. Bright Ideas is a compilation of 23 original essays by leaders and influencers around the world.
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Lead and Sustain Change Through Communications: 10 Tips
This GLOBAL IN-HOUSE column is the first of a three-part series exploring how in-house leaders can bring change and disruption. It kicks off with a discussion on Communications, the element that many in-house leaders find crucial to leading sustained positive change. By E. Leigh Dance, November 28, 2017
Lead and Sustain Change with a Strategy: 8 Tips
This GLOBAL IN-HOUSE column in Corporate Counsel is the second in a three-part series exploring how in-house leaders can bring change and disruption. It focuses on practical tips to manage change in your legal function through strategy. By E. Leigh Dance, December 7, 2017
Lead and Sustain Change by Demonstrating Performance: 8 Tips
This GLOBAL IN-HOUSE column Corporate Counsel is the third of a series, addressing the next step in leading and sustaining change in your legal function. To inspire your team and your stakeholders to embrace change and support new initiatives, you must demonstrate performance. Here’s how to make it happen. By E. Leigh Dance, January 18, 2018
A Perfect Global Storm: In-House Leaders See Rough Waters, Similar Changes
This winter and spring I've spent many hours poring over responses to 57 benchmarking questions. The respondents are legal and compliance heads in large global organizations based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Six initial conclusions of our 2017 Global Counsel Leaders Circle benchmark. Global In-House column, Corporate Counsel, by E. Leigh Dance, April 13, 2017
Your Most Important Step to a Brilliant Career
In my last column, A Perfect Global Storm, I shared key trends from our 2017 benchmark project with leaders of legal and compliance in global enterprises. In this second column of the series, we dig deeper and find a gap exposing a golden opportunity for global in-house lawyers. Global In-House column, Corporate Counsel, by E. Leigh Dance, May 9, 2017
A World of Evolving Competencies for General Counsel
Expectations of today’s general counsel have expanded and elevated the job. Many global legal chiefs have reached the summit because they possess many of the nonlegal competencies required today. Midlevel in-house counsel who aspire to a legal chief role must develop these competencies. Global In-House column, Corporate Counsel, by E. Leigh Dance, February 16, 2017.