Annie LaPaz, Macmillan Publishers
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Taylor Root interviewed, Annie LaPaz, Head Of Legal, Macmillan Publishers International Limited
If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be and why?
You don’t have to pretend to be someone else to be taken seriously. For a long time I thought I had to “act like a proper lawyer” to get on. I now realise that it is every successful lawyer’s individual perspective which is valued, and that having confidence in your own unique voice builds your power and authenticity.
If you were to be a mentor to someone within your profession, what one piece of advice would you give?
Welcome challenges. Every difficulty you deal with holds within it the opportunity for professional growth. The greater the difficulty, the bigger the opportunity.
What would you say the top 3 skills are needed in order to be successful in your industry (publishing)?
A love and belief in the the unassailable value of the written word. Being able to communicate clearly with a wide range of people. A steady nerve.