10 proven ways to work successfully in a virtual world
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10 proven ways to work successfully in a virtual world

In the last four weeks we have had to adapt to an immediate shift in how we work. People are already starting to adapt. However, this brings uncertainty to our working lives. We have had the initial intrigue of seeing where our colleagues work and what their homes look like. But we are missing the…

20 Tips for courteous office behaviour if you want to make partner
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20 Tips for courteous office behaviour if you want to make partner

Today’s guest post is by Katherine Everitt-Newton, a resilience coach. A chance encounter in the office triggered this post on Courteous Office Behaviour. Being liked and respected by your peers and colleagues goes a long way to helping you get to get noticed for partner track and make partner. Courteous behaviour is just one way…

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What to do if clients keep mistaking you for the junior member of the team

  This is a common occurrence experienced by women in professional services sectors, particularly when meeting a brand new client or new client team members. It comes from the unconscious bias that the man must be the more senior person. This is extremely frustrating and can potentially cause several issues including: Your personal frustration and…

6 ways to improve your confidence
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6 ways to improve your confidence

Being in practice can at times be stressful. How does the saying go? My job would be easy if I didn’t have any clients? You know, and I know that in the world of professional services your survival and career progression depends on you feeling good. Do you, like Heather and I, ever have any…

Business Development Clinic: How to eliminate presentation nerves
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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….

Team away days… an 8 point action plan to get them right – Part 3
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Team away days… an 8 point action plan to get them right – Part 3

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a…

Team away days… Where do they go wrong? Part 2
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Team away days… Where do they go wrong? Part 2

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a…

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Team away days… Are they just a waste of time and money? Part 1

When I used to be employed as an in-house learning and development manager, I was always being asked by my business units whether I would run a team away day for them. Very often it’s the up-and-coming partner or junior partner who is given the job of organising the department away day. I’m all for a…

Your diary destruction derby.
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Your diary destruction derby.

You want to do all these great things, grow your part of the practice, and achieve your chargeable time targets. In fact you NEED to move your career forwards, is it stuck at the moment? BUT, there’s no space in your diary? It’s time to slash and burn. What are you going to do with your…

What should I write in my firm’s blog – and how do I decide what to write?
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What should I write in my firm’s blog – and how do I decide what to write?

8 ideas to help you blog more easily. Blogs help build new business, but many professionals are put off by not being sure of what to write or where to get the ideas from. How often have you heard comments like: “Writing is easy, thinking of ideas takes too long” “Where will I get ideas…

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