Business networking tips for accountants (7 ways to save you heaps of time!)
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Business networking tips for accountants (7 ways to save you heaps of time!)

Ahh…networking. It’s both the key to success yet one of the biggest drains on time, time that most professionals don’t have to spare. So what are your choices: put networking off to spend time on tasks that give you an instant return on investment or dedicate the necessary time to deepening existing connections and creating…

10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel
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10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel

Part of your firm’s partnership admission process in your journey to make partner will probably involve a presentation of your business case and personal case for partnership to a selection of partners. These partners are typically some of the most influential in the partnership. Nerve-wracking stuff! This blog post will give you ten tips to…

Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote
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Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote

Firstly, well done for making it to partner! You have probably made the biggest and toughest step up you are ever going to make in your career. In the few months before your appointment to partner becomes permanent, you have some essential activities to see to. Here is what to do after you make partner…

Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal
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Managing difficult conversations: 3 essential books to add to your arsenal

Here are 3 essential books that you need to add to your reading list. That is if you are looking for sound advice on how to manage difficult conversations (and people). I personally have all three books and regularly recommend them to my clients, particularly when they are struggling with conflict situations at work or…

What happens after the partnership vote?
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What happens after the partnership vote?

The Partnership Vote signals the end of Partner Track, and regardless of where you ended up, you have work to do! In this article, we outline the steps you need to take whether you were successful in the vote or you won’t be making partner this time around. *This blog is an excerpt from chapter…

3 proven ways to hack your brain to embrace change
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3 proven ways to hack your brain to embrace change

Want to know how to embrace change in the workplace? Embracing change is one of the most important skills to have in this fast-paced, rapidly changing world. It’s not easy though, as we all like to do things our own way and resist outside influence or advice from others. As you can imagine, this is…

How to say no to a work project from a partner
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How to say no to a work project from a partner

How do you say no to a partner who is asking help from you for a work project? And how do you do it without offending them or hurting your career? Many lawyers, accountants, and consultants find it hard to say “no” when it comes to work, especially when it is work offered by a…

How to say no gracefully without fear of making a career limiting move
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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 be…

5 ways to say no to clients without making them angry
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5 ways to say no to clients without making them angry

How do you say no to clients without making them angry or frustrated? Finding clients is a difficult feat and that’s before even winning them. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the natural reaction for many lawyers, accountants, and consultants is to go above and beyond to make sure that they keep them. While this may…

The definitive email template for saying no to a client
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The definitive email template for saying no to a client

A client has emailed you with a request and you know that you’re going to have to turn them down. No one likes to say “no,” so, like many other lawyers, accountants, and consultants, you spend a lot of time dragging your feet trying to let them down gently. Time is very valuable in the…

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