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Would you like to super-size your leadership skills?

The general counsel at McDonald’s talked to Inside Counsel about leadership opportunities her legal department has at the fast food company.

McDonald’s offers a leadership program for employees. The program emphasizes working in “cross-functional” teams and interpersonal skills in the workplace. Each person has a personalized program to aid them in their upward trajectory at the company.

“Lawyers can be technicians, but we want to develop them to be business counselors,” said Gloria Santona, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at McDonald’s, to Inside Counsel. “Lawyers want to and can play a broader role and think in a broader sense.”

Here’s our question for you: How does your company build leadership skills in its legal department?

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