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How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club

Shouldn’t the best candidate for partnership always get to partner? While the obvious answer is yes, that isn’t always the reality. It is fairly common to hear about partners sitting around the table, openly acknowledging that a candidate has a very strong Business Case, will credibly lead their part of the firm, and is very …

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Making partner- the pros and cons. Do you really want to make partner?

I was interviewed a while back by a journalist for an article in Economia on the different routes to make it to partner. As I was speaking to her, I found myself wanting to say: but what if you don’t want to make partner…? Making partner is not the only destination for your career. In fact, …

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What changes when you make partner and how to prepare for them

*This blog is an excerpt from chapter 2 of the 3rd edition of Poised for Partnership. This chapter focuses on ‘Direction’ and helps you to work out whether partnership is right for you and if it is really what you want. Download the full chapter for free here. Far too many professionals see making partner as …

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How early should I start preparing for partnership?

“How early should I start preparing for partnership?” is a question that I get asked by lawyers, accountants, and consultants very often. “I want to make partner in the next 12 months” is also something I hear, but more on that later. While it is possible to make it through the Partnership Admission Process within …

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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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How to make 2021 (post lockdown) your year so you can move your career forward

Whether you started the New Year with resolutions or specific goals or you just have clear intentions for where you want to go and what you want to do, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what you call them, it only matters that you make good on these intentions, especially if they are to move …

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The reason why your Mindset is the biggest predictor of whether you make it to partner (or not)

In this extract from Chapter 1 of the forthcoming 3rd edition of Poised for Partnership, I talk about the importance of Mindset. The question came from the back of the room. It always does, doesn’t it? “After listening to your ‘10 lessons to make partner’ talk, which one of the 10 lessons is the one …

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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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