Grasp the strategy. Learn the business. Get into the financial statements. Understand your stakeholders. And really absorb how your business makes money.

That’s Adeola Adebonojo’s practical guide to how you move from being “just the lawyer” to a really valued business enabler as a General Counsel.

Adeola is a business mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and provides consulting and advisory legal services in a senior capacity for various organisations.