How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life: The Smart Way to Get to and Stay at the Top

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Kogan Page Publishers, Dec 3, 2019 - Business & Economics - 368 pages

Becoming a partner in a professional services firm is for many ambitious fee-earners the ultimate goal. But in this challenging industry, with long hours, high pressure and even higher expectations, how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you build the most effective relationships? And how do you find the time to do all of this and still have a fulfilling personal life? Now in its third edition, How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life equips individuals at the start of their career through to partner with the skills needed to reach and succeed at the leadership level.

How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life details the expectations and realities of being a partner and outlines how you can continue to achieve once you have obtained the much-coveted role. This edition is updated with guidance on developing the right mindset for success and the importance of mentoring and sponsorship. There is a specific focus on women and BAME professionals and the challenges faced by individuals coming from non-traditional or under-represented backgrounds. Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie provide a guide to help you tackle common obstacles and work smarter - not harder - to reach the top. Start your journey to partnership and still have the time for a life outside of work.

 

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Contents

Overview and introduction
1
Is partnership right for you?
13
01 What does being a partner in the 21st century actually mean?
14
02 What do you want from your career and life?
22
03 Is partnership for you?
46
04 The four different routes to partnership
55
Building a strong foundation for your partnership career
65
05 How to keep your mind and body working at peak performance
66
13 How to look sound and act the part
167
14 How to build your network for life
176
15 How your firm makes money
195
Leading managing yourself and others
209
16 How to find the time to fit it all in
210
17 Managing and leading your way to success
228
How to develop and win work
247
18 How to become the go to expert for your firm and profession
248

06 Creating and writing your own Career Action Plan
81
07 How to become partnership potential
91
08 How your role will change as you move upwards
109
09 How to develop yourself on the way to partnership
117
10 Building your support team
129
11 Keeping your eyes on the prize
146
The essential skills
155
12 How to be seen as one of the club
156
19 Building your own client portfolio
269
On partner track the final steps
281
20 Overcoming the final hurdles to making partner
282
How to succeed as a partner and owner of the business
307
21 How to make a successful transition to partner
308
22 How to build strong leadership teams
324
Index
337
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Heather Townsend has worked with over 100 partners and coached and developed 1000+ professionals in the world's most ambitious professional practices. She is an in-demand international professional speaker and best-selling author of six books.

Jo Larbie
is an executive coach specialising in inclusion. She coaches women and BAME professionals to develop the strategies they need to survive and succeed into senior and leadership roles. She brings experience gained from a successful career in leading international professional service firms including DLA Piper,, BDO LLP, Eversheds, and Arthur Andersen.

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