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Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal

Here are 3 essential books that you need to add to your reading list. That is if you are looking for sound advice on how to manage difficult conversations (and people). I personally have all three books and regularly recommend them to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work or …

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3 proven ways to hack your brain to embrace change

Want to know how to embrace change in the workplace? Embracing change is one of the most important skills to have in this fast-paced, rapidly changing world. It’s not easy though, as we all like to do things our own way and resist outside influence or advice from others. As you can imagine, this is …

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How to say no to a work project from a partner

How do you say no to a partner who is asking help from you for a work project? And how do you do it without offending them or hurting your career? Many lawyers, accountants, and consultants find it hard to say “no” when it comes to work, especially when it is work offered by a …

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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 be …

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How to kick-start your career when you’ve got stuck

Are you feeling stuck in your career? Have you lost your mojo? Are you bogged down by the same old, same old, but try as you might, you can’t put your finger on what you really want and what to do about it? Even though the dreaded year of 2020 is over, not everyone is …

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Why habits, not goals, are essential to progress your career

If you were asked, “What will progress your career?” I’m pretty sure that your answer would be something akin to “goal-setting plus a lot of hard work.” This would be no surprise as isn’t that the winning combination for all the personal and professional goals that we set ourselves? Let me ask you something, how …

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5 secrets to make that first day back to work as productive as possible

Do you know that dip in productivity that you get after coming back from vacation? Where the first couple of days or even that first week goes slowly, and you tell yourself that you’re just getting back into the groove of things? This is what is known as the ‘post-vacation blues’ and many lawyers, accountants, …

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5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” , “why do they always come to me with any little problem?” , “why do I have to spoonfeed my staff?” These are questions that a lot of managers ask and don’t know the answer to, so this is what this article is all about. How can you encourage …

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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 get promoted 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 so that you get the next promotion to senior associate? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your leadership …

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