Managing yourself

How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your leadership capabilities so that you can advance in your career? To help …

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How to get a promotion to partner

How to curb your overwhelming anxiety (particularly when worrying about the impact of CV-19 on your career and livelihood)

Covid-19 has triggered a huge, stressful experiment across the globe. A forced experiment where, over the past few months, people have been experiencing what it’s like to work from home whilst potentially trying to run a completely remote team and having the kids at home 24/7 too. Even worse, it looks like the working from …

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18 strategies to master working from home with kids

We’ve had to acquire many skills and address many of our weaknesses during this pandemic, but the main one we’ve all had to learn is how to juggle. For weeks, many of us have been juggling working from home with kids while trying to figure out the logistics of living in this completely unprecedented time. …

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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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Has your workload temporarily dried up? Here are 6 ways to keep usefully busy!

We are used to being “too busy” – our daily lives consisting of juggling work tasks, looming deadlines, clocking out late, and then waking up to do it all over again – but somehow we manage. Somehow we manage to keep pressing on and any dreams of a ‘break in the schedule’ are pushed to …

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What does it mean to be made partner

3 ways to stay positive for others when you are scared and worried too (you have to do them all!)

Whatever high-impact role you’re in – whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant who manages a team or a parent with young children, perhaps both – things like anxiety, burnout, constant worry, and even depression may be par for the course. The difference now, however, is that there is a global pandemic and at the …

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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 …

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How to fight fatigue and increase your energy levels – even if you are still in lockdown

So many people I speak to recently (myself included) are telling me they are feeling fatigued and their energy levels are low. Given how much change we have had forced upon us, and our general levels of stress and anxiety, this isn’t surprising. Add in the threat of an impending global recession, firms pausing recruitment, …

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