Leadership means different things to different people
If you want to be promoted to a leadership role, you need to figure out the hidden rules. In a recent Ted Talk, Susan Colantuono talked about these hidden rules, calling them “the career advice you probably didn’t get”.

The leadership rules we all know about
The leadership rules we need to know more about
Staying power
Learning the hidden rules that derail promotion are essential.
In the legal arena, Fiona M. Kay, Stacey Alarie and Jones Adjei wrote an April 2013 Report to the Law Society on Leaving Law and Barriers to Re-Entry that hammered home the fact that satisfaction with the “power track” (earnings, prestige and promotions) keeps lawyers in private practice. Liking your work and your relationships at work is not enough (though it certainly helps and falls nicely into the first two leadership rules!).