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13 bulletproof ways highly-successful lawyers win that promotion over their peers

You want to know how to get ahead at work, how to win that promotion over your equally talented and hungry peers, but you don’t know the magic answer. Turns out, there is no magic answer. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of time and effort, hitting your billable targets, and an …

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14 things highly-talented accountants do to get promoted ahead of their peers

How is your career growth? Are you moving up as you should be? Do you often find yourself asking “How can I get ahead in my career?” If you do, take a look at what the most successful accountants are doing. What do they do that separates them from the rest? What strengths do they …

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What to do when you are told you won’t get on the partner track

We can give you all the advice in the world to give you the best chance of making it on the partner track (in fact, we have!), but there’s not much advice out there when it comes to not making it. What do you do when after all that you’ve been working for, you’re told …

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This is how to check that going for partnership is right for you

All too often I see highly talented professionals gunning for partnership because they don’t know any different. When you are immersed daily in a culture where you are expected to ‘want’ to make partner and anything else is perceived to be a failure, it’s difficult to consider any other career path. This is why in …

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Why my coming 292nd out of 330 will help you make partner

My face was bright red, I was sweating from every single part of me… but I was smiling and ecstatically happy. My husband was by my side. There was of course, some fairly tight and revealing clothing being worn… … but you would expect that as I was at the finish line of The Marston …

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How to make your dreams & career ambitions real

In the third and last episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep”, (read part 1, part 2) Ciprian and Richard (authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It!,  share their view on what it means to make your dreams and career ambitions real, including your dream of becoming a partner.   …

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How to keep your dreams & goals awake – part 2

In the second episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep” , Ciprian and Richard (authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It!,) would like to share a few tips about how to keep our personal dreams and goals awake, so that they don’t get easily de-prioritised. Here’s what they recommend …

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Why your dreams and ambitions go to sleep

This is the first of a series of guest posts by Ciprian Rusen and Richard Newton, authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It! (A free sample chapter from the book can be found here) One of sins of modern society is that, while we grow old and achieve success, we slowly stop dreaming. …

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7 reasons why your career in your firm has come to a stop (& what you can do about it) – Part 2

I am often talking with people whose careers have seemingly come to a full stop in their firm. Sometimes this is fixable, and other times it isn’t. This is the second part of a 2 part blog post rounding up the seven common reasons why people’s careers do come to a full stop at their …

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