Legal Business

The Last Word – My way


‘Do not come to a problem from dogma or rigid ideology.’

Tony West, PepsiCo

As part of our Insight report on GC leadership, we asked senior in-house counsel how to lead from the front

Be consistent

‘You’ve got to be conscious that you cast a powerful shadow in the team so you need to be consistent in behaviour, beliefs and core message. You need to paint a clear vision and strategy and ideally create it with the team to get buy in. A good leader stretches the team while trusting it to do its own thing.’

Suzanne Wise, group general counsel and company secretary, Network Rail