reputation

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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How to return to work after caring for children or aging parents

John Moss and I were asked a cracking question in one of our regular “How To Become A Member Of The Club” webinars. “I was at a senior level (not yet partner) at work before taking time away looking after children and an elderly parent. How should I handle my return to work?” It’s an …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

4 simple ways junior auditors can outshine their peers to get the promotion

If you could go back to the early stages of your career, what advice would you give to yourself to help you navigate the maze to get promoted in your firm? I wonder if any of your advice would match the four tips I recently gave to an audit trainee: 1. Be a delight to …

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It is not who you know any more, but how they got to know you…

I had a long conversation recently with a managing partner of a mid-tier law firm. In our conversation he lamented the fact he was struggling to get some of his partners to embrace the fact that client’s buying habits had now changed. The problem was that many of his partners had previously been very successful …

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How to build your reputation as ‘one to watch’ right from the early days in your firm

In last week’s post I introduced the concept of ‘Partnership Potential’. In today’s post, I am going to explore more the concept of partnership potential, by looking at how the reputation you develop for yourself drives the likelihood of you becoming seen as partnership potential. The advice in this blog post will help progress your career …

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How to learn to blow your own trumpet without having to blow your own trumpet

It’s widely accepted that here in the UK, unlike our friends across in america, that culturally you don’t blow your own trumpet. However, if you are ever going to get noticed for your partners for the right reasons, how do you subtly blow your own trumpet – without being seen as pushy or arrogant. This …

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