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George H. Vincent, managing partner and chairman, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

What is the most challenging aspect of being leader? 

It’s always being on stage. Everyone looks to what you do and how you do things each day. You have to be mindful of being on stage and the fact that everything you do, people pay attention to.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

I have two pieces of advice that I felt have been pretty useful. First, think ten years out what you would like to be doing and then work back from that to achieve it. And then my dad once told me, don’t do anything you’d be embarrassed to tell me. 

What aspects of your personality have contributed to your success?

Passion, and I have a pretty good sense of humor. I like to work hard, too. Those three things stand out to me. 

How do you think your employees would describe you?

I think they would say I am fair, hardworking, passionate, energetic. I get in early and stay late. I like to be at work. 

What aspect of your company are you most passionate about?

Serving our clients. It sounds trite but it’s true. You want to wake up each day anxious to get to work and do a great job for your clients, to be a zealous advocate for them. I think we focus on that and we do a pretty good job of it. 

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