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Why you now need both sponsors AND an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in a Big 4, Magic Circle or large firm

Accepted wisdom used to be that you only needed an influential firm mentor to rapidly progress your career in the Big 4, Magic Circle or Mid-Tier Firms. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free …

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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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How does a Mentor help you build your Business and Personal Case?

In the last few posts I have been discussing the role of your support team to help you progress successfully through Partner Track. In today’s post, it is now time to look at your Mentor. How, if you use them properly, they can be your secret weapon. In this article, based on an extract from …

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Who do you need in your support team when you are on Partner Track?

I’ve often talked about how being on Partner Track is a marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, like any good long distance endurance athlete, you will need a support team to help and support you along the way. In this article, taken from an extract from Poised for Partnership, I explore who should be in your support …

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5 clever ways to get your mentor and sponsoring partner to help you to make partner

5 tips to make partner Your mentor and/or sponsoring partner can literally make or break your transition from senior associate/director through to making partner. Based on our recent experiences of helping our client successfully get appointed to a partnership position in a top 6 firm in the UK, here are 5 tips your sponsoring partner and/or …

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7 tips used by highly successful professionals to make their relationship with their mentor count

If you were offered the opportunity to have a highly influential partner as your mentor, how would you make sure you capitalised on this? This was the question I was asked a few months ago and this blog post contains some of the advice I gave. 1. Have and use a mentor A mentor isn’t …

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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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Who do successful potential partners need in their support team?

If you are serious about making partner, similar to the top athletes, you are going to need a support team around you. Everyone’s support team will be different. However, we suggest that an effective support team will have people playing five different types of roles. Mentor: Having someone in your firm who is more experienced …

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