Managing yourself

How to identify when you need to work ‘smarter’ and when this isn’t going to help you get more productive

I was having a conversation recently with a client who had been newly promoted to director in his Big 4 firm. The conversation inspired this article as we were looking at how he utilised his time. He thought he needed to work smarter in order to work harder. However, it wasn’t simply a case of …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

How to say no gracefully without fear of making a career limiting move

How to say no gracefully is the challenge facing most people in professional services. Saying no to the wrong person or in the wrong way can be a career limiting move. Particularly if you are on Partner Track or seeking a promotion to the next level in your firm. The problem is everyone needs to …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

The Imposter Syndrome: What is it and how can you get over it?

I spoke at a round table event recently and the topic of The Imposter Syndrome came up. The Imposter Syndrome is a well-known phenomenon affecting people in professional services. It is the fear of being found out. I.e. you worry that a client will turn around to you and go (or something like this) You …

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Changing a poor reputation: how much time should you invest?

In one of our regular “How To Become A Member Of The Club” webinars, John Moss and I were asked a fantastic question about how much time you should invest in changing a poor reputation before moving onto a different firm? Here is how John and I responded: Changing a poor reputation?  How big is the …

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My 2 favourite tried and tested time saving business tools

This month is Stress Awareness month. I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have enough time to do what I want to do AND have enough quality time with the family. This is a continual source of friction for me which tends to raise my stress levels. Therefore, in this blog post …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

How to make partner lesson 9 – pace yourself

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partner needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In the ninth lesson, Heather talks about the importance of pacing yourself, if you want to make partner. The road to partnership is long, it’s winding, and it’s tough.  And in these …

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8 ways to survive and thrive in a male dominated office culture

Imagine you were thrust into the world of the professions after 20 years in public sector roles? If that’s not a shock to the system, then imagine that you are a female engineer coming into an engineering consultancy which is very much a ‘boys club’. Well that was exactly the question I was asked recently. …

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