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How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your...

5 powerful ways to leverage your network and find your next role

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a pretty well-known phrase when it comes to job seeking. It’s no wonder really, as according to a recent study published by LinkedIn, 80% of all vacant job roles are found and filled through networking before they’re even...

How to curb your overwhelming anxiety (particularly when worrying about the impact of CV-19 on your career and livelihood)

Covid-19 has triggered a huge, stressful experiment across the globe. A forced experiment where, over the past few months, people have been experiencing what it’s like to work from home whilst potentially trying to run a completely remote team and having the kids at...

18 strategies to master working from home with kids

We’ve had to acquire many skills and address many of our weaknesses during this pandemic, but the main one we’ve all had to learn is how to juggle. For weeks, many of us have been juggling working from home with kids while trying to figure out the logistics of living...

Master virtual leadership: 7 key differences between remote and face-to-face teams

The global pandemic has thrown a metaphorical spanner in the works when it comes to remote working. A mere few months ago, lawyers, accountants, and consultants were busy meeting deadlines, leading and managing their teams, and winning business without having to think...

How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your...

5 powerful ways to leverage your network and find your next role

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a pretty well-known phrase when it comes to job seeking. It’s no wonder really, as according to a recent study published by LinkedIn, 80% of all vacant job roles are found and filled through networking before they’re even...

How to communicate your strengths to your partners and still make friends and influence people

It’s a fine line between being confident about your strengths and being perceived as arrogant. So, what’s the right way to make your partners aware of your many strengths, without rubbing colleagues up the wrong way? Here are some of the ways we can let the partners...

3 ways in which YOUR management skills are impacting your personal effectiveness

When people talk about personal effectiveness, everyone automatically assumes it is about how you personally manage and organise your workflow. I beg to differ. Actually, personal effectiveness is as much about the people around you, and how you interact with them, as...

The ultimate guide to putting together your networking strategy to save you time (and heart ache)

Probably the biggest waste of time I see lawyers, accountants and consultants do with their business development, is to network without a clear purpose or strategy. It isn’t helped by many firms asking their people to sub in for another person at the drop of a hat...

8 tips to help you spend less time networking but more time winning business

With the current situation causing millions of people to have to work from home, it can be very easy to fall prey to the uncertainty and upheaval and to become stagnant with it all. As well as the negative impact on productivity, it can also be very easy to believe...

How to get your career back on track if the Coronavirus has sabotaged your career plans

These last 2-3 weeks here in the UK have been, frankly, surreal, scary and the nearest I will hopefully come to war time conditions in my life time. I have been hearing from many of my clients that their career plans have gone completely to awry. (Some of them used...

How to create your own client following

How do I create my own client following? I’m often asked this question on a webinar. The truth is, it’s hard. But it’s not impossible. Time can be a constant enemy or an ally when it comes to networking. So the real question is, how do you create...

How to tell if your mindset is helping or hindering you from progressing your career to partner

One of the critical factors in your partnership journey is having the right mindset. The importance of mindset in career development Watch this video to understand the importance of mindset in career development, particularly if you are wanting to get promoted or make...

[Top 14] best tips to advance your legal career in 2020

What can you do to differentiate yourself from your colleagues in 2020 so you can advance in your career? How can you more effectively demonstrate the leadership capabilities that law department and law firm management are looking for and the value you bring to the...

How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your...

Has your workload temporarily dried up? Here are 6 ways to keep usefully busy!

We are used to being “too busy” – our daily lives consisting of juggling work tasks, looming deadlines, clocking out late, and then waking up to do it all over again – but somehow we manage. Somehow we manage to keep pressing on and any dreams of a ‘break...

The ultimate guide to putting together your networking strategy to save you time (and heart ache)

Probably the biggest waste of time I see lawyers, accountants and consultants do with their business development, is to network without a clear purpose or strategy. It isn’t helped by many firms asking their people to sub in for another person at the drop of a hat...

8 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

If you’re working from home, possibly with the kids underfoot and wanting your attention as much as your boss, team and clients, it’s understandable to think that you don’t have time to network and keep at your business development activities. With everything that is...

5 ways growing your online presence NOW can help you sign up the right clients later

With so many people working remotely right now, there has never been a more important time to have an online presence. Think about it, everyone is at home and searching online, so if you don’t have a presence, how will your prospects find you? We have always stressed...

How to create your own client following

How do I create my own client following? I’m often asked this question on a webinar. The truth is, it’s hard. But it’s not impossible. Time can be a constant enemy or an ally when it comes to networking. So the real question is, how do you create...

5 ways your online footprint helps you sign up the right clients quicker

Every lawyer, accountant, and consultant is looking to save time doing business development. What many professionals don’t know, however, is that they can do just that by building their online footprint. Actually finding and making the time to grow their own client...

Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing your niche

One of the ways you can minimise the time you spend on business development is to focus on developing a niche for yourself. This may not make sense right off the bat, but it does when you think about it. Having a goal or a target to hit puts you on a path to success,...

Five essential steps to finding your niche

When you establish a niche of your own, it allows you to specialise and become the Go-To-Expert on your chosen topic. “That’s all very well” you may be thinking, “but how on earth do I work out what my niche should be?” To help you not only find your niche but a...

9 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

I’m sure we’ve all been in that stomach-churning position of wondering just exactly where our next new decent client is coming from, especially if we’ve recently taken a leap of faith to start winning our own clients. It’s truly gut-wrenching, particularly when you’ve...

How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your...

5 powerful ways to leverage your network and find your next role

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a pretty well-known phrase when it comes to job seeking. It’s no wonder really, as according to a recent study published by LinkedIn, 80% of all vacant job roles are found and filled through networking before they’re even...

How to curb your overwhelming anxiety (particularly when worrying about the impact of CV-19 on your career and livelihood)

Covid-19 has triggered a huge, stressful experiment across the globe. A forced experiment where, over the past few months, people have been experiencing what it’s like to work from home whilst potentially trying to run a completely remote team and having the kids at...

18 strategies to master working from home with kids

We’ve had to acquire many skills and address many of our weaknesses during this pandemic, but the main one we’ve all had to learn is how to juggle. For weeks, many of us have been juggling working from home with kids while trying to figure out the logistics of living...

Master virtual leadership: 7 key differences between remote and face-to-face teams

The global pandemic has thrown a metaphorical spanner in the works when it comes to remote working. A mere few months ago, lawyers, accountants, and consultants were busy meeting deadlines, leading and managing their teams, and winning business without having to think...

How to communicate your strengths to your partners and still make friends and influence people

It’s a fine line between being confident about your strengths and being perceived as arrogant. So, what’s the right way to make your partners aware of your many strengths, without rubbing colleagues up the wrong way? Here are some of the ways we can let the partners...

3 ways in which YOUR management skills are impacting your personal effectiveness

When people talk about personal effectiveness, everyone automatically assumes it is about how you personally manage and organise your workflow. I beg to differ. Actually, personal effectiveness is as much about the people around you, and how you interact with them, as...

6 clues that you are letting your team members get away with poor performance

If you are going to make it successfully up to equity partner and beyond, you will need a high performing team working for you. A high performing team doesn’t happen by chance! If you are going to lick your team into shape, you have to be prepared to have difficult...

3 ways to motivate your team to get them to work harder

There are always going to be times when you need to ask for more from your team. It may be your busy season, or maybe your firm has made headcount cuts – but the workload has stayed the same. In this blog post, we have a look at how to motivate your team to get...

5 simple ways to unlock the productivity of your team and help them take the initiative

Do you hear complaints from colleagues about their staff not taking the initiative? Do you have a team that just doesn’t seem to have any initiative? Or do you just want to know how to get people to take the initiative? If only they would do what is obvious to...

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