Personal Development

Career Clinic: What is meant by “leadership”?

This was an interesting question which dropped into my inbox. First let me give you the back story. The question came from a highly senior technical specialist who had been head-hunted from a small firm, for a senior role in a top 5 firm. The technical specialist, let’s call them Sheila, was being promised partnership …

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A great tip to get the quality thinking time you need to plan your career

A month ago I had one of the best days I had ever had at work. So much so, it didn’t feel like work. In fact I was lucky on a few levels… firstly, I had the pleasure of a 3 hr working session with great client to work with, who is very focused and …

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Business Development Clinic: How to eliminate presentation nerves

One of the best ways of building your profile is to speak at events. These could be internal events or external events. In fact, clients will often require you to present at a pitch for a large piece of work. Which means it is absolutely in your interest to become an effective and confident presenter. …

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Barriers to firm growth: keeping it all up in your head

For the 1st time ever I was heckled during a keynote speech. I know, it had to happen at some point… but despite my polite acknowledgement, it was a battle I couldn’t win at that point in time. So, what produced the emotion from my delegate? It was the suggestion that if firms are to increase …

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8 tips to help you sleep well in a hotel bed (part 1)

I don’t know about you but I never seem to sleep well for the first night in a hotel bed. I’ve just come back from another conference and night away from home, tired after long days with the delegates and also running on limited sleep. Add together the unexpected noises that are par for the …

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