Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend is the global expert on what it takes to make partner. She is the best-selling author of 5 books, including 'How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life' (co-written with Jo Larbie), 'Poised for partnership', 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The Financial Times Guide To Business Networking'.

How to utilise your social network to find your next job (5 things every job seeker needs to know!)

The advice on using social networking to find a job in the past has been fairly scarce. Most blogs have given tips on “what to bear in mind if you’re going to make social networking sites part of your job search” with the message that it’s a ‘nice idea’ – getting a new job or …

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How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your leadership capabilities so that you can advance in your career? To help …

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5 powerful ways to leverage your network and find your next role

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a pretty well-known phrase when it comes to job seeking. It’s no wonder really, as according to a recent study published by LinkedIn, 80% of all vacant job roles are found and filled through networking before they’re even published! I’ve spent a long time with …

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18 strategies to master working from home with kids

We’ve had to acquire many skills and address many of our weaknesses during this pandemic, but the main one we’ve all had to learn is how to juggle. For weeks, many of us have been juggling working from home with kids while trying to figure out the logistics of living in this completely unprecedented time. …

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How to communicate your strengths to your partners and still make friends and influence people

It’s a fine line between being confident about your strengths and being perceived as arrogant. So, what’s the right way to make your partners aware of your many strengths, without rubbing colleagues up the wrong way? Here are some of the ways we can let the partners know just how good we are, without annoying …

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3 ways in which YOUR management skills are impacting your personal effectiveness

When people talk about personal effectiveness, everyone automatically assumes it is about how you personally manage and organise your workflow. I beg to differ. Actually, personal effectiveness is as much about the people around you, and how you interact with them, as it is about your personal organisation. I can lecture you until I am …

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6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance

If you are going to make it successfully up to equity partner and beyond, you will need a high performing team working for you. A high performing team doesn’t happen by chance! If you are going to lick your team into shape, you have to be prepared to have difficult conversations about performance with individuals …

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5 simple ways to unlock the productivity of your team and help them take the initiative

Do you hear complaints from colleagues about their staff not taking the initiative? Do you have a team that just doesn’t seem to have any initiative? Or do you just want to know how to get people to take the initiative? If only they would do what is obvious to you – life would be …

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