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5 clever ways to get your mentor and sponsoring partner to help you to make partner

5 tips to make partner Your mentor and/or sponsoring partner can literally make or break your transition from senior associate/director through to making partner. Based on our recent experiences of helping our client successfully get appointed to a partnership position in a top 6 firm in the UK, here are 5 tips your sponsoring partner and/or …

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5 ways of increasing your odds of making it through partnership track

Being told you are on partnership track, or in line for partnership, or going to be put up for partnership is a great sign that you are nearing the end of your journey to make partner. This post explores what you can do in the 12-24 months before the admission process starts to help you …

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4 foolproof tips to help you make it from being on partnership track to Big 4 partner

What happens when you put two strong straight-talking women in a room? Who both help talented professionals make partner at the Big 4 (as well as other firms!) The sparks flew…. …as the world was put to rights! During my lengthy conversation with  Tara  (Leadership and Personal Impact Specialist who has helped 100s of Big 4 directors …

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6 tips to make your business case for partnership so persuasive your partners have to say yes

How to construct a compelling business case for partnership Thinking of writing your business case? Perhaps you’ve been asked to present your business case for partner in a few weeks time but you have no idea where to start?  I have worked with many clients to help them to write a compelling and persuasive business …

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Your business case for partnership: Don’t get over fixated on your technical ability

Most partnerships require their potential partners to write a business case for admittance to partnership. (See what do you need to put in your personal and business case for partnership) When I interviewed Darryn Hedges, Global Finance Director for Marks and Clerks,  recently, he explained the most common mistake that potential partners make with their …

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What’s the emotional part of my business case for partnership?

There are two parts to your business case, and as mentioned in ‘what do you need to put in your business case for partnership‘, there is the rational, logical part and then the emotional part – which isn’t written down. If you are going to make partner, you will need to focus on both parts …

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5 common mistakes aspiring partners make when going for partnership

There are many reasons why your application for partnership is not accepted. Here are the five most common mistakes aspiring partners make when they apply for admission to the partnership. 1. Not building up a fan base in the partnership Until you are a partner you do not have the right to sit at the …

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4 clues to identify where the new partners will be needed in your firm

In this article, I share with you the clues which you need to be looking for to understand what the partners will require from the future firm’s partners. Regardless of whether you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant, these clues will form part of your personal and business case for partnership. This blog post was taken …

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What to do BEFORE starting to write your personal and business case for partnership

We have previously considered what you need to put in your personal and business case for partnership, and why you should not get fixated on your technical ability in your personal business case. In today’s post we are going to focus on what you need to do BEFORE you actually start writing your business case …

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What do you need to put in your business case for partnership?

It depends. (Not really helpful – I know!) Every firm is different in it’s process for admitting new partners into the partnership. Some partnerships will have this formally written down, with a very structured approach for candidates for admission to the partnership. Other, often the small partnerships, will have a very informal process. However, each …

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