26 10, 2022

Speaking Truth To Power – Creating an Environment For All Voices

History is a great teacher. Many times over, the history of humanity has been defined and redefined by the acts of speaking truth to power or by the silencing of an inconvenient truth. Take the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989. The concrete slabs of the wall crashing down marked the collapse of [...]

21 10, 2022

How to avoid hating the job you love

How to Avoid Hating the Job You Love ❤️🤬 Did you know that a big passion killer at work is … passion!? Researchers call it obsessive passion. It is uplifting and invigorating but also destructive and dark. It leads to success; a genuinely satisfying but equally all-consuming emotion singularly driven by work and work only. It is [...]

23 02, 2021

Perspectives – Leading with Influence

Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting a leadership session with Hubert Joly, Former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy and Tessa Schwartz, Managing Partner at Morrison & Foerster as my guests. We were joined by over 200 participants from around the world for this latest edition of "Leading with Influence" leadership conversations surrounding [...]

15 01, 2021

What it Means to be a Truly Inspirational and Influential Leader

Interview by Abigail Harris, Director of Content, Global Leaders in Law Global Leaders in Law: What does it mean to be a truly inspirational and influential leader? Alex Lazarus: Great question! For me, a truly inspirational and influential leader of contemporary and future relevance is, what I call a “leader with a mighty heart”. One that’s able to strike a [...]

1 10, 2020

What can leaders do when negative emotions are holding people back?

Disinterested. Indecisive. Resisting to move forward. These are just some of the symptoms indicating that an employee might be overwhelmed and in the grip of an emotional toll caused by going through rough times. Great leaders accept that it benefits everyone when they role model a positive mindset given that workplace emotions flow from a [...]

25 09, 2020

In Conversation with Oscar-Winning Film Producer, Gareth Ellis-Unwin

It was an honour to have Gareth Ellis-Unwin as our key guest for our first episode of GameChangers leadership sessions. In our continuous recognition that leaders right now need more support, inspiration and generative reflection than ever, we are pressing on with 6 more episodes of GameChangers. Each episode features a speaker who inspires us to think [...]

22 09, 2020

What has creativity and divergent thinking got to do with in-house Counsel?

According to a new book published by Dr. Catherine McGregor, the answer is - a lot! Lazarus & Maverick's Alex Lazarus was honoured to be interviewed by Dr. Catherine McGregor whose robust research process and passion for the topic led to the release of this outstanding book. While the focus is on in-house Counsel, it's [...]

17 09, 2020

Global Research Project – Leadership in the Legal Profession

Lazarus & Maverick are delighted to partner with Global Leaders in Law to undertake a worldwide research aimed at over 4000 senior executives representing Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel functions from diverse sectors and organisations including PayPal, Bloomberg, Samsung, Liberis and many others. The study investigates both the existing and the most desired legal [...]

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