Your support team

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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This will help you understand why your support team is essential if you are to make partner

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. In this blog post I am going to share the third lesson, build a strong support team including an …

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Is this common mistake jeopardising your performance at work?

I had been forewarned that my coaching client was likely to be emotional in our coaching session. What I didn’t expect was for the tears to start rolling from the start of our conversation. I was reminded of this coaching session recently. I was having one of those days. You know, the ones that happen …

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6 strategies to increase your ability to cope with higher levels of pressure and stress

As your career progresses within a partnership, your stress levels and the amount of pressure you will need to handle will increase. The successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants who make it to partner have learned coping strategies and mechanisms to be able to cope with ever high levels of stress, without becoming overwhelmed.  In this …

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7 tips used by highly successful professionals to make their relationship with their mentor count

If you were offered the opportunity to have a highly influential partner as your mentor, how would you make sure you capitalised on this? This was the question I was asked a few months ago and this blog post contains some of the advice I gave. 1. Have and use a mentor A mentor isn’t …

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3 people you MUST have in your corner if you have a fighting chance of making partner

Can you relate to this scenario…. your workload is high – in fact,not just high, but stupidly high the client work is getting in the way of your business development efforts …. but you still have to do both. Then someone wastes a day of your precious time. Yes, a whole (beep, beep, beep – …

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