Some tend to jealously keep their knowledge to themselves. Others willingly share it when they are on an assignment. I am convinced that the second attitude is the right one, for two main reasons:
• The first reason is qualitative. It is certain that your assignment will have exceeded the expectations of your client if, in addition to the services requested, you teach him or her new things;
• The second is your continuing education. Obviously, if you willingly share your knowledge with your customers, they will do the same in turn. It’s a win-win situation.
In concrete terms, this sharing can take many forms. Here are some ideas: send your colleagues articles about legal doctrine you have read and which may be of interest; do the same with case-law decisions; offer model contracts; share slides from training sessions you have recently attended, etc.
It’s common sense that repeating something never hurts: share your knowledge while you are on a legal interim management assignment and give your client useful information that he/she does not necessarily know.