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Partner Track Politics: The difficulties of transitioning from 2nd in command to being the boss

Partner Track Politics: Heather explains how it’s important to know what to expect when you are in partner or if you’re about to make partner. I often have this dialogue with particularly lawyers on the program. It’s on the how to make partner program, is that you need to build up your own team. But …

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4 things you need to show your partners that you are ready for partnership

Making partner is not just about meeting your targets, keeping your head down and getting all your work done. There are many more things you need to be doing to show the partners in your firm that you are ready for partnership 4 things you need to do to show that you are ready for …

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5 Foolproof Ways To Position Yourself To Get On The Partnership Track

Many associates look at the stats and think that the chances of partnership are an insignificant percentage of minuscule at best. While this may be true, someone has to make partner. So, what is the difference between them and you? Put simply, candidates who have made partner most likely have been making the right moves …

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What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership?

The partner track process will assess both your personal case and business case for partnership. The Big 4 and large law firms will typically assessed formally both your personal and business case. However, the smaller or mid-tier firms may only formally assess your business case. The personal case will be assessed informally.  The thing is …

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Changing a poor reputation: how much time should you invest?

In one of our regular “How To Become A Member Of The Club” webinars, John Moss and I were asked a fantastic question about how much time you should invest in changing a poor reputation before moving onto a different firm? Here is how John and I responded: Changing a poor reputation?  How big is the …

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Treat your practice like a business if you want to get to 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 eighth lesson; treat your practice like a business. Profit …

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What is the single most important factor to successfully make partner?

Last night at the Pro-Recruitment Event ‘How To Make Partner’ I was asked: “What is the one thing that you must do to ensure you successfully get to partner?” What a question! After all, there are so many things you must do to get to partner. Where should I start?  Well, this post is going to …

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

Becoming ‘one of us’ is essential for your partnership prospects. Your partners will not want to let anyone into their exclusive club unless they feel that they already belong. In this article, based on an extract from Poised for Partnership, I explore how you can boost your chance of being admitted to the partnership by being …

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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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4 reasons why you should collaborate with your partnership competitors

Most firms set a limit on the number of new partners they admit to the partnership each year. As a result the ones who make it have the strongest personal and business cases for partnership. Consequently, most senior associates in law firms and directors in the Big 4, accountancy, and consultancy firms are in competition with …

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