Dealing with politics

How to navigate and survive the politics in a partnership – as well as become politically savvy.

2 solid email templates for saying no to a partner

How do you say no to a partner through email and still save your career? Can you imagine saying “no” to a partner? Even though the mere thought of doing so may cause you to tremble. However, it can be completely necessary to refuse something that they have asked of you. Many lawyers, accountants, and …

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How to say no to a partner through email

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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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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5 tips to successfully navigate politics in your firm

Last week, I was speaking at a ‘how to make partner’ event hosted by the Pro-Recruitment group. After I had finished my talk, there was a question and answer session with me and a panel of partners. One of the questions was how to successfully navigate the politics in your firm. In this blog post …

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9 tips for successfully dealing with conflict at work

Jon Baker, shares his top 9 tips for dealing with conflict in your team and workplace. Here are nine ideas to help you successful deal with conflict at work: Disagreement is not the same as conflict. Disagreement can lead to discussion and learning. It’s easy to sense disagreement and feel oneself getting ready for battle. …

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6 non-career limiting ways of saying no to partners, colleagues and clients

One little word. No. You would have thought it would have been easy to use this word in the workplace. After all, we are all normal, rational adults. (Well, on second thoughts!) However, why is it that some professionals find it really difficult to say ‘no’? When this word, used sensitively and diplomatically can often …

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