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How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life

The Smart Way to Get to and Stay at the Top

Attain the ultimate prize in professional services with this definitive guide to becoming a successful partner - and still having a life outside work.
EAN: 9780749478803
Edition: 2
Format: 235x155
336 pages

About the book

The burning question on every ambitious fee-earner's lips is: 'how do I make partner at this firm?' Fully updated with the latest insights to tackle all the most current challenges in this fast developing industry, this 2nd edition of How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life is your route map to making it to the top in a professional services firm. It shows you how to stand out, be in the right place at the right time and build your kitbag of skills to overcome the many hurdles and reach the Holy Grail of becoming partner. This book reveals what it really takes to make it, and what it will involve once you're there. It helps you make an informed decision on whether or not this is the right step for you, and guides you on how to become a partner and still sustain a healthy work/life balance. Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie show you the rules of the game, laying bare exactly what you need to do to take the ultimate step.

About the authors

Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend is the author of the bestselling The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking. She is an in-demand international professional speaker, and best-selling author of another four books including The Go-To Expert. Over the past decade, Heather has worked with over 100 partners, and coached and developed over 1,000 professionals in the UK's most ambitious professional practices. She specialises in working with professionals to help them achieve business and career success through networking and social media.

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Jo Larbie

Jo Larbie is a leading thinker in the world of talent management for professional service firms. Operating at board level, Jo draws on her professional and personal experience as a corporate lawyer, HRD director, management consultant and executive coach in working with a diverse rand of organisations. Jo Larbie has over 20 years experience in organisational and leadership development and as an academic and senior international executive in global firms. Jo has a deep understanding of the professional services sector and specialises in identifying and developing future talent. She has been personally responsible for many hundreds of professionals successfully taking the step up to partner.

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This is one of the best roadmaps you will find to help you get to partner and stay there.

Charles H Green, co-author of The Trusted Advisor