How to act, think and feel like a partner: 10 ways to strengthen your personal case for partnership
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How to act, think and feel like a partner: 10 ways to strengthen your personal case for partnership

You may be crushing it as a senior fee earner, but making partner is not about just being a strong performing senior associate, manager or director. Your partners want to see you demonstrate that you are already working at the level expected of a partner at your firm! To be considered for partnership when the…

How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club
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How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club

Shouldn’t the best candidate for partnership always get to partner? While the obvious answer is yes, that isn’t always the reality. It is fairly common to hear about partners sitting around the table, openly acknowledging that a candidate has a very strong Business Case, will credibly lead their part of the firm, and is very…

What changes when you make partner and how to prepare for them
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What changes when you make partner and how to prepare for them

*This blog is an excerpt from chapter 2 of the 3rd edition of Poised for Partnership. This chapter focuses on ‘Direction’ and helps you to work out whether partnership is right for you and if it is really what you want. Download the full chapter for free here. Far too many professionals see making partner as…

How to kick-start your career when you’ve got stuck
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How to kick-start your career when you’ve got stuck

Are you feeling stuck in your career? Have you lost your mojo? Are you bogged down by the same old, same old, but try as you might, you can’t put your finger on what you really want and what to do about it? Even though the dreaded year of 2020 is over, not everyone is…

Partnership admissions process: what is involved?
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Partnership admissions process: what is involved?

The partnership admission process is shrouded in mystery. What is the process? What actually happens at an assessment centre? Is it the same in every firm? While this mystique helps to keep this esteemed partner image behind the curtain, the problem with mystery is that it often elicits fear. How can you prepare for something…

Why habits, not goals, are essential to progress your career
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Why habits, not goals, are essential to progress your career

If you were asked, “What will progress your career?” I’m pretty sure that your answer would be something akin to “goal-setting plus a lot of hard work.” This would be no surprise as isn’t that the winning combination for all the personal and professional goals that we set ourselves? Let me ask you something, how…

How to get noticed so you are put on partner track (4 things you must do)
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How to get noticed so you are put on partner track (4 things you must do)

As if making partner wasn’t hard enough, Covid swept through the globe causing that pool of partner candidates to become even smaller. Now, you don’t have to be smart to realise that it’s going to be even more difficult to get noticed and put on the track to partnership. You do, however, need to be…

7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process
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7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process

“Why haven’t I made partner yet?” “What made my colleague get partner over me?” “Why can’t I seem to make it through the partnership admissions process?” These three questions are ones that I hear time and time again from lawyers, accountants, and consultants who don’t make it through the partnership admissions process. While it’s true…

How to tell if your mindset is helping or hindering you from progressing your career to partner
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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 partner in your law, consultancy or accountancy firm.  In the video you…

The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)
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The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day,…

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