How I manage: ‘Ensure that your team members are not afraid to take a different point of view’

Good leadership means fostering a healthy environment where people feel comfortable enough to challenge you, DLA Piper’s Maura Dineen says

Maura Dineen, tax partner at DLA Piper, did not take a conventional career path for law. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Maura Dineen is a tax partner at DLA Piper, one of the largest business law firms in the world. Prior to that she was a partner at Mason Hayes & Curran for six years. She also worked for seven years as a lecturer at the Irish Tax Institute.

I am probably not where I expected to be in my career, but only because I had no idea where I would be. I didn’t have a ...