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This will help you understand why your support team is essential if you are to make partner

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the third lesson, build a strong support team including an …

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3 cast-iron ways to make time for your career

A couple of weeks ago I, and Paul Welling  ran a workshop for the UK200 group, called “The successful senior manager’s tool-kit”. In the room we had 44 (yes, really) of the brightest, talented managers through to junior partners from the network. The room was positively humming. I learnt lots from working with these aspiring …

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7 ways to put yourself in the driving seat of your career

Last week, I blogged about delivering a workshop for the high potential senior managers in the UK200 group. In this blog post, I am carrying on the themes that came out of the day. At the beginning of the day I asked many of the delegates what they hoped to get out of the workshop. …

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3 people you MUST have in your corner if you have a fighting chance of making partner

Can you relate to this scenario…. your workload is high – in fact,not just high, but stupidly high the client work is getting in the way of your business development efforts …. but you still have to do both. Then someone wastes a day of your precious time. Yes, a whole (beep, beep, beep – …

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What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor?

In the last two posts we have looked at the importance of your support team, and who should be in your support team. You will notice that we advocate using both a coach and a mentor. Many people are confused about the difference between the two. (If I can be honest, the coaching and mentoring …

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