3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | How to Influence Without Formal Authority
As an in-house lawyer, how do you ensure that your voice is effectively heard in the boardroom? Having consulted with leading law firms and in-house legal teams for over twenty years, Professor Richard Jolly of London Business School will share the research on the behaviours that will increase your ability to influence senior colleagues. There is little correlation between having a valid perspective and being effective at getting this perspective adopted in the boardroom – it is your political skills that really matter. By the end of this webinar, you will have a much clearer sense of the rules that determine success in the boardroom and what you can practically do to be more influential when you have no formal authority…
This interactive webinar will be made up of a 60-minute talk by Professor Jolly, followed by a 30-minute Q&A to ensure that you have every opportunity to get specific, practical value out of the session.
Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Collaborating Through the Crisis: How In-house Lawyers Add Value to Their Enterprise
Now more than ever, in-house legal teams are under pressure to add value to their organization. Top General Counsels are finding ways to meet their executives’ demands for forward-thinking, constructive, business-enhancing solutions in this time of crisis—and doing so in ways that build strength and engagement in the legal department so that they emerge stronger afterwards.
In this research-backed, interactive online workshop, learn how “smart collaboration” is the key to developing the high-value, holistic solutions that harness the collective power of their team to tackle the entity’s most complex problems.
Discussion topics include the following—plus the ones you chat in:
- Identify ways to join business leaders’ (virtual) discussions early enough to integrate legal expertise fully into their decisions
- Partner with functional counterparts to create holistic solutions that capture opportunities, lower risk, and improve the employee and customer experience—for now, and when the economy recovers
- Combat the tendency for stress to increase stereotyping and bias, which undermine diversity efforts and dampen morale & productivity
- Maximize productivity, trust and empathy through remote working—simple, practical tactics to help teams make sense of each other’s behaviour, and minimize the effect of inevitable distractions and related misunderstandings when working across locations
Highlights will also include a preview of Dr Gardner’s forthcoming special report, Smart Collaboration for In-house Legal Teams, to be published May 2020.
Dr Heidi Gardner, Distinguished Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Possibility: Transforming Uncertainty into Opportunity
As the world becomes more dynamic and uncertain, leaders and their organizations are struggling to deal with the age of uncertainty. But it is possible to develop the capacity not only to endure uncertainty but to turn it into possibility. For the last five years, I have been studying people who have developed the ability to navigate the unknown, a capacity called “uncertainty capability.” Taking lessons from innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, noble prize winners but also from gamblers, paramedics, surfers, dyslexics, and others who deal with a great deal of uncertainty, I have identified a toolkit that can be used to increase the ability of individual leaders, teams, and organizations to become more resilient to uncertainty and to see the opportunities hidden within it. Specifically, my research identifies a set of perspectives, tools, and exercises to increase uncertainty capability, whether it be for individual leaders or teams within a larger organization.
Nathan Furr, Associate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD