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Study Finds CEOs Want More from Their GCs. How Should GCs Respond?

In a recent report by BarkerGilmore and Chief Executive Group, 70% of CEOs described their ideal GC as one who acts as a strategic business partner and is a valued member of the leadership team. However, although the GC role is viewed in most cases as an integral member of the executive leadership team, a majority of CEOs surveyed feel their GCs are falling short when it comes to their actually being a contributing strategic business partner. The report’s findings indicate that CEOs want their GCs to step up, raise their game, and add greater value to the senior management team dynamic.

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Selecting the Best In-House Counsel Recruitment Firm

As the corporate legal landscape becomes increasingly complex, the role of in-house legal counsel is more important than ever. But finding the best legal talent can prove a daunting challenge. Most organizations do not have the time, the resources, or the expertise to conduct a thorough search themselves. Too often, they end up selecting from a pool of unqualified candidates for this vital position.

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The Top Ways GCs are Adapting and Reacting to the Pandemic

We at BarkerGilmore sincerely hope you, your family, and your team are well despite the health crisis upon us. After speaking with many General Counsel across the country this past week, we have gained a clear understanding and appreciation for the tireless efforts and pragmatic decisions being made to keep employees safe and businesses moving forward. Below is a summary of these conversations, offering up best practices, lessons learned, and direct insights on how these unprecedented times have impacted the legal and business communities.

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6 Tips to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Performance reviews are a fundamental tool used by organizations of all sizes to assess employees and influence pay raises. This checklist was designed to help you generate meaningful and useable feedback, gain greater recognition and reward, and develop an ongoing process that will result in an enhanced and dynamic approach to the annual review.

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The 7 Secrets to Keeping Legal Talent Engaged

Lawyers are people too, you know.

It’s a simple premise that yields big results.

In a recent conversation with a few of our Senior Advisors, I was struck by the humanity of Helen Pudlin’s approach to managing and developing legal talent.  Having worked with her as a client before she joined the BarkerGilmore team, I knew Helen was recognized in the workplace for the way she treated others as individuals and ensured they were operating at their best and highest use.

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Benchmarking General Counsel Compensation

General Counsel pay continues to rise at an accelerated rate, keeping pace with the increased expectations that the CEO and Board place upon them. It wasn’t long ago that a $1M compensation package seemed like a lot of money for a General Counsel, yet today’s total compensation can be more than ten times that.

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