Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Vincent Cox
Cavanaugh, Biggs & Lemon P.A.
Also active with the Kansas Bar Association, he served as president of the Young Lawyers Section. Vincent was honored as Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Topeka Bar Association in 2011 and again in 2012 by the Kansas Bar Association. Outside of the courtroom, this Eagle Scout is hard at work improving the lives of the youth in Topeka. Vincent is the current treasurer of the Topeka 20/30 Club and serves on the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board.
“I think it is important to always evaluate why you are doing things the way you are doing them and keep an open mind to new and improved methods and processes.”
What is the most important characteristic that a leader should possess?
Integrity. Honesty instills the highest level of trust in others, which is the most important thing that a leader can possess.
What advice would you give a someone in a new leadership position?
Find a mentor who can be a trusted person from whom you can seek advice. Also, while this seems overly simplistic, keep in mind to treat those who you are leading the way you would want to be treated.
Who is your mentor? What traits make a mentor?
Steve Cavanaugh has been my mentor since I started practicing law at Cavanaugh, Biggs & Lemon, P.A. I believe that the best trait to find in a mentor is someone who is willing to give you thoughtful and honest advice.
What is your motivation?
I am motivated by a strong desire to get better every day, to do the best job I possibly can for my clients and my firm, and to provide the best life possible for my family.
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