After founding the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie in 1989, Bacal went on to build and lead the law firm for fifteen years, in which time it became one of Canada’s leading firms and employed more than 1100 people.
At the pinnacle of his career, he was among the world’s leading entertainment attorneys, representing major studios and helping finance Canadian films, television programs, and a number of Hollywood films.
Take Charge removes the guesswork for today’s graduates and professionals who want tried and true advice to help them build skills, gain experience, and enjoy success. With career lessons from Bacal and more than twenty other successful professionals and leaders, Take Charge is an essential manual for graduates, young professionals, and those who mentor them.
Norman Bacal, in his clear and insightful book, Take Charge, faces these questions and challenges young professionals to build the skills which will empower them toward professional success.
“You can float along, hoping everything works out, or you can take charge of your future beginning right now. There are tools you need to survive and thrive,” says Bacal.
“Only you can be in charge of your future and the moves you make to increase your experience,” shares Bacal, “and more importantly, to experience your relevance.”
“If you’re struggling with how to move forward in your career, regardless of whether you’re in business or almost any other field, this book…is full of realistic action steps that show how to do just that.”
“The final nail to hammer home is this: your career is entirely in your hands,” reminds Bacal. “Do not let anyone convince you otherwise. Keep an eye open for opportunity, don’t be afraid to take risks, and realize that fear is the only thing holding you back from reaching your full potential.”