Personal Development

2 ways to get promoted fast to manager in your accountancy firm

Once you get that promotion to manager, you see so many doors open. Suddenly, the prospect of becoming a partner is very real. Even if, as a CPA, you decide to opt-out of public accounting, management experience will significantly help with your career advancement prospects in business and industry. So how do you get that …

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How to get promoted in an accountancy firms

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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How to tell if your mindset is helping or hindering you from progressing your career to partner

One of the critical factors in your partnership journey is having the right mindset. The importance of mindset in career development Watch this video to understand the importance of mindset in career development, particularly if you are wanting to get promoted or make partner in your law, consultancy or accountancy firm.  In the video you …

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[Top 14] best tips to advance your legal career in 2020

What can you do to differentiate yourself from your colleagues in 2020 so you can advance in your career? How can you more effectively demonstrate the leadership capabilities that law department and law firm management are looking for and the value you bring to the organisation? To help you climb that corporate ladder, here are …

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[Top 12] Best tips to advance your accounting career in 2020

What is your business resolution for this new year? Do you want to boost your career prospects and your salary? Do you want to win your next promotion? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder to partner? If it’s yes to any or all of these questions, here are 12 tips for how to …

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The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day, …

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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan …

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How to move up in law

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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How to make partner lesson 2: Thinking and feeling like a partner

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 second lesson – thinking, feeling and acting like a partner The road to partner is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. This …

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