Managing yourself

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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Why you now need both sponsors AND an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in a Big 4, Magic Circle or large firm

Accepted wisdom used to be that you only needed an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in the Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firms. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free …

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How to make partner lesson 3 – the importance of your support team

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 this short 2 minute video clip, Heather talks through the third lesson – the importance of have a good support team around you. The road to partner is long, and it’s …

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How to stay focused on your career progression when you are too busy to think

Long hours in a Big 4, city law firms and other large firms are often seen as the norm. In fact it can be easy to become so busy that it becomes impossible to stay focused on progressing your career. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

This is essential if you are not going to burn out on partnership track

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner when they were on partnership track. In this blog post I am going to share the ninth lesson; the …

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How to keep yourself constructively busy and motivated when work is light

Long hours in a Big 4 and other large firms are often seen as the norm. But what happens if you find yourself on the bench and scratching around for something to do? In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a …

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