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12 red flags that indicate you won’t make partner at your law firm (and what you can do next!)

The increasing competitiveness among firms has resulted in a much longer timeline to becoming partner, if you’re lucky enough to be named one at all. So it’s important for associates to know and regularly evaluate whether they are on the right track. The partnership track is a tough and vigorous road to travel, so rather …

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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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Career Clinic: How can I get out of the “rut” of delivering to spend more time on business development?

Picture the scene. You lead a huge global project for your Big 4 firm. All your time is taken up with this project, and you want to make sure you still get back on time to pick up your child from the nursery…. But, you also want to make time for business development to progress …

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

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 2 part blog post is a round up of the seven common reasons why people’s careers do come to a full stop at their firm. 1. You …

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27 reasons why you may have lost your career mojo

In yesterday’s post we looked at ways to identify if you are lacking in career ambition. In today’s post we look at the many reasons why you may have lost your career ambition: 1. Bored 2. Don’t trust your firm 3. Don’t trust your partner 4. Don’t trust your mentor 5. Don’t trust your counseling/line/staff/appraising …

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9 signs that your career ambition is lacking (and what you can do about it)

If you are going to achieve your career (and wider life) goals you need ambition. Sometimes, this career ambition is lacking. For example, my career ambition was lacking when I returned to work after the birth of my first child. As you may have guessed, this returned a while later. In this blog post are …

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