4 tested tips which will make your Business Case really stand out (for the right reasons)

When it comes to submitting your Business Case for Partnership, you are often given a form or proforma to fill in. In this blog post we cover our best tips for how to make your Business Case really stand out when you are forced into using a very restrictive format or document. Use visuals and …

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4 things to do BEFORE starting to write your business case for partnership which will give your business case more impact

We have previously considered what you need to put in your personal and business case for partnership, and why you should not get fixated on your technical ability in your personal business case. In today’s post we are going to focus on what you need to do BEFORE you actually start writing your business case …

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5 radical but much needed changes to the current performance review process

The world of performance management is changing. The latest thinking suggests that we shouldn’t have one (or 2) big performance reviews with our team every year, but an on-going conversation about performance all throughout the year. This is a change I completely agree with. The amount of time taken up with meaningless appraisals which go …

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This is how to check that going for partnership is right for you

All too often I see highly talented professionals gunning for partnership because they don’t know any different. When you are immersed daily in a culture where you are expected to ‘want’ to make partner and anything else is perceived to be a failure, it’s difficult to consider any other career path. This is why in …

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5 things you need to prove if you want to move from director to partner in a Big 4 firm

I have been privileged to help several senior managers in a Big 4 make it to Director and then help them along their way to Partner. In this article, ‘Partner versus Director,’ I share what I have learnt along the way, in particular, what is the difference between a Big 4 partner versus director. Big 4 …

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How to identify when you need to work ‘smarter’ and when this isn’t going to help you get more productive

I was having a conversation recently with a client who had been newly promoted to director in his Big 4 firm. The conversation inspired this article as we were looking at how he utilised his time. He thought he needed to work smarter in order to work harder. However, it wasn’t simply a case of …

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When to say No (or yes) to extra responsibilities at work

Many Big 4 firms and law firms expect their senior managers, directors, senior associates and legal directors to take on extra responsibilities at work. These are normally non-chargeable responsibilities which will take you away from the day job. The reality is that it is not optional to take on these responsibilities. However, these extra responsibilities …

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Why feeling the fear and do it anyway is NOT going to help you make it to partner.

Making it to partner involves building a new skill set AND changing our role and responsibilities over time. I don’t think that there is any accountant, lawyer or consultant in practice who I have met who hasn’t felt the fear of needing to win their own clients and build up their own practice. What you …

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