Career planning

Why so many professionals feel they need to go for partner even though they know its not for them

I’ve had a couple of conversations recently with people about their future career plans which are the basis for this blog post. This blog post explores why it is so hard to not want to go for partner even when you know it’s not the right thing for you. The problem You’ve been in professional …

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7 key questions to answer if you have been offered a partner role in another firm

When is it a good time to move to a partner role in another firm, and when should you stay put? This was the recent question that I was asked. This is the answer I gave: Does your current firm make you happy? It can be very tempting to jump ship for a partner role …

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How to make partner lesson 1: Really commit to your career plan

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partners needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In this short 2 minute video clip, Heather talks through the first lesson – the importance of committing to your career. I’m often asked by people what it takes to make …

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One essential lesson you have to learn if you want to progress your career to partner

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the first lesson from the 10 lessons: Commit to your career. …

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Why my coming 292nd out of 330 will help you make partner

My face was bright red, I was sweating from every single part of me… but I was smiling and ecstatically happy. My husband was by my side. There was of course, some fairly tight and revealing clothing being worn… … but you would expect that as I was at the finish line of The Marston …

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11 tips to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm – Part 2

I was reading a great book called ‘strategies for being brilliant’ by Sue Ritchie (which is an easy read, with helpful practical ways you can replicate the 21 strategies in the book). In the book Sue talks about how she adapted to living in a  completely new country and culture. She then shared her tips …

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5 career resolutions everyone should make this year

With most people back at work this week, I thought it would be a good time to mention the ‘R’ word. Yes, resolutions. Whether or not you made any this year is up to you. However, if you did make any career resolutions, or were pondering about it, here are 5 career resolutions that everyone …

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7 ways to make sure that this year you that get the career success you deserve

Today is the last day of the year. As is the tradition, many of us will be turning our thoughts to our new year’s resolutions. Like the gym in January, we often start with good intentions to go for that promotion, or get onto partnership track. Similar to the gym in March, many of us …

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3 cast-iron ways to make time for your career

A couple of weeks ago I, and Paul Welling  ran a workshop for the UK200 group, called “The successful senior manager’s tool-kit”. In the room we had 44 (yes, really) of the brightest, talented managers through to junior partners from the network. The room was positively humming. I learnt lots from working with these aspiring …

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