Advancing Your Career

The 4 foundational habits you need to master to always achieve your goals

What do you need to do to make sure that you are performing your best? What are the foundational habits that you have to practice in order to achieve your goals? Here is a short video I have made talking about the 4 foundational habits everyone has to master if they are to be at …

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5 sure ways to navigate from manager to partner (even if there is no clear career path at your firm!)

Are you working towards a clear career path? If so, what are you doing to make sure that you are on your way to becoming the next partner? Making a Clear Career Path The career ladder has become somewhat of a career lattice in many firms. This is mainly due to the fast advancements in …

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13 bulletproof ways highly-successful lawyers win that promotion over their peers

You want to know how to get ahead at work, how to win that promotion over your equally talented and hungry peers, but you don’t know the magic answer. Turns out, there is no magic answer. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of time and effort, hitting your billable targets, and an …

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14 things highly-talented accountants do to get promoted ahead of their peers

How is your career growth? Are you moving up as you should be? Do you often find yourself asking “How can I get ahead in my career?” If you do, take a look at what the most successful accountants are doing. What do they do that separates them from the rest? What strengths do they …

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How to really create the time to work on your career

Feeling stuck in a career rut? Do you feel like you’re spending your days working just on work and you don’t have time for anything else? It is pretty common for lawyers, accountants, and consultants in practice to feel overwhelmed with work. However, this leads to not spending the time that you should in your …

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10 tips for compiling a deal sheet (and why you really need one now)

It’s good practice for every lawyer to compile a deal sheet (a running list of representative matters that they have worked on); it’s even better to do this regularly! Not only will keeping an up-to-date deal sheet allow you to take stock of your experience, which will come in extremely handy if you intend to …

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Working for a Big 4 accounting firm: the ultimate pros and cons list

Struggling with the decision of whether to work for a Big 4 firm or a regional firm? It may be many accountants’ dream to work for one of the Big 4, but that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the right path for you. As with everything in life, there are benefits and drawbacks of …

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What Is Tall Poppy Syndrome? [And How To Deal With It]

There is a destructive social phenomenon that impacts almost every successful or developing person in the world. It is an impulse to cut others down for the achievements they’ve made and somewhat a cluster of envy, low self-esteem, fear and resentment. To criticise those who demonstrate their individuality, ambition or unique talent and commonly disassembles …

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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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