The supervisor of the legal department for a major multinational corporation wanted to give one of her high-potential attorneys support to move up in the corporation. The supervisor thought the attorney had excellent legal and leadership abilities. The primary thing holding the attorney back was that she was perceived as either too nice, or, when angry, as too harsh in asserting her authority. The corporation had a tough corporate culture. The attorney’s in-house clients were primarily self-confident male engineers working on large, multiyear, multi-million-dollar projects. In addition, the attorney oversaw a number of outside counsel, who were also highly confident, opinionated men.