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3 ways to stay positive for others when you are scared and worried too (you have to do them all!)

Whatever high-impact role you’re in – whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant who manages a team or a parent with young children, perhaps both – things like anxiety, burnout, constant worry, and even depression may be par for the course. The difference now, however, is that there is a global pandemic and at the …

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The essential guide to survive the busy season: survivor’s tips for both management and staff

Whether you’re a junior accountant about to do your first busy season or an established accountant employed in practice with years of experience, the audit silly season or the self-assessment personal tax preparation madness can knock the best of employees off their feet. With multiple clients, a never-ending workload, and long hours at the office, …

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How to identify when you need to work ‘smarter’ and when this isn’t going to help you get more productive

I was having a conversation recently with a client who had been newly promoted to director in his Big 4 firm. The conversation inspired this article as we were looking at how he utilised his time. He thought he needed to work smarter in order to work harder. However, it wasn’t simply a case of …

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When to say No (or yes) to extra responsibilities at work

Many Big 4 firms and law firms expect their senior managers, directors, senior associates and legal directors to take on extra responsibilities at work. These are normally non-chargeable responsibilities which will take you away from the day job. The reality is that it is not optional to take on these responsibilities. However, these extra responsibilities …

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6 strategies to increase your ability to cope with higher levels of pressure and stress

As your career progresses within a partnership, your stress levels and the amount of pressure you will need to handle will increase. The successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants who make it to partner have learned coping strategies and mechanisms to be able to cope with ever high levels of stress, without becoming overwhelmed.  In this …

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The ultimate guide to switching off when you are on holiday

With the school holidays starting today in the UK, it is now peak holiday season. However, it can often take people 4-5 days to truly switch off and wind down. Meaning you are just getting into the swing of recharging your batteries by the time the holiday is over.  This article will look at what …

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6 tips to successfully cope and excel even when under immense pressure

The biggest challenge faced by anyone who wants to make partner is dealing with immense pressure. Particularly when that pressure is on-going. Whether it is time pressure to get a piece of client work done, time to build your own practice or ‘difficult’ clients, being successful in practice is often about excelling when under pressure. …

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