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5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” , “why do they always come to me with any little problem?” , “why do I have to spoonfeed my staff?” These are questions that a lot of managers ask and don’t know the answer to, so this is what this article is all about. How can you encourage …

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How to take back control of your time and workload if it has gone sky-high due to Coronavirus

Overwhelming workload: Is this your reality at the moment? You have clients calling you on the landline, mobile and via Whatsapp or Facetime? Add into the mix you have multiple pings coming at you from all the communication channels you have set up to keep in touch with your team who are now working from …

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7 things which will slowly but steadily kill your career in professional services

An old post of Dr. Travis Bradberry popped up on my timeline recently. It was entitled 9 things which will kill your career. It is definitely worth a read in my opinion. It made me think about what will slowly but surely kill your career in professional services. How much of these will match up …

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The 5Ps that always give time for business development

The dilemma: You have a full client workload and a daily chargeable time target of over 6 hours a day. However, you need to build your own client portfolio. That is a full job in its own right. You need some time-effective business development tips. So, is it any wonder that business development often gets …

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How to delegate with confidence

Does this ring any bells? I frequently hear managers complaining that’ I tell my staff what needs to get done, even how to do it, and they still don’t do it right’, or ‘I have to continually keep telling them what to do – they never seem to take the initiative. What should I do?’

How do people on partner track waste precious time and effort?

The fundamental difficulty involved in the transition to partner is how to still hit your numbers whilst carving out time to build your Business Case and Personal Case for partnership. In fact, for a few years you are going to have two jobs: The day job, and then the extra one to build your own …

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3 easy but powerful delegation tips for senior associates

  The challenge that any senior associate faces is how to still maintain their own figures AND make the time to build their own portfolio of clients. One of the best ways of starting to make some time for business development AND strengthening your personal case is delegation to more junior members of the team. …

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The 2 easy things you can do to increase your team’s performance

In our experience it is not impossible to get to partner without the support of a great team to deliver your client’s work. (Does that match your experience?) However, if you are going to take the next step up to full equity partner, you need to have built a very strong team supporting you. After …

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4 ways to get everything done before your holiday

It’s the day before most people break up for christmas. It’s also the day, where blood pressures and stress levels will rise because far too many of us have got to ‘clear our desks’ and get a piece of client work finished before going home tonight. If you are reading this blog post and thinking, …

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