Too many lawyers, who are new to a firm or position, believe that their previous laurels are sufficient to catapult them to the front of the (new) group. They think that because they were a "star" at a previous firm or job they will be a star in their new firm or job. WRONG !
Every law firm or office has its own "culture," and each of these cultures differ from one another.
Being a previous "star" in a prior firm or office may not (and, probably will not) gain you respect in a new position or in a new setting. In fact, possibly just the opposite. You may have to exert extra effort to demonstrate to your new colleagues that you have justly earned the laurels that landed you in your new position. Your former "medals" possibly may not be sufficient to impress those new people around you.
What is important, however, is that - when new to a firm, office or position, you keenly observe the new "stars" around you. In other words, it is important that you take note of what makes the "stars" of the new firm, office or job, "stars." It is those people that you may have to emulate - - not your "former self."
It's a "new day," and you may have to create a "new you" !!!