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

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

by Heather Townsend, Jo Larbie

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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 a focus on developing the required mindset, addressing the challenges faced by individuals coming from non-traditional or underrepresented backgrounds. A focus is also placed on women and BAME professionals, and the importance of mentoring and sponsorship. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749478803
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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 as an executive coach specialising in inclusion. She coaches women and BAME professionals to develop the strategies they need to survive in senior and leadership roles. She brings experience gained from a successful career in leading international professional service firms such as Andersen's, BDO LLP, Eversheds, and DLA Piper.

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Overview and introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Is partnership right for you?;
    • Chapter - 01: What does being a partner in the 21st century actually mean?;
    • Chapter - 02: What do you want from your career and life?;
    • Chapter - 03: The four different routes to partnership;
    • Chapter - 04: Is partnership for you? Making the right choices;
  • Section - TWO: Building a firm foundation for partnership;
    • Chapter - 05: How to keep your mind and body working at peak performance;
    • Chapter - 06: How to become partnership potential;
    • Chapter - 07: How to develop yourself on the route to partnership;
    • Chapter - 08: Creating and writing your own career action plan;
    • Chapter - 09: Building your support team;
    • Chapter - 10: How your firm makes money;
    • Chapter - 11: How to be seen as ‘one of the club’;
    • Chapter - 12: How to find the time to fit it all in;
    • Chapter - 13: How to look, sound and be the part;
  • Section - THREE: Surviving the early years;
    • Chapter - 14: How to build your network for life;
    • Chapter - 15: How your role will change as you move upwards;
    • Chapter - 16: Keeping your eyes on the prize;
  • Section - FOUR: How to build your own client portfolio and team;
    • Chapter - 17: How to become the Go-To-Expert for your firm and profession;
    • Chapter - 18: Building your own client portfolio;
    • Chapter - 19: Managing and leading your way to success;
  • Section - FIVE: On partner track – the final steps;
    • Chapter - 20: Overcoming the final hurdles to making partner;
  • Section - SIX: Succeeding as a partner;
    • Chapter - 21: How to make a successful transition to partner and owner of your firm;
    • Chapter - 22: How to build strong leadership teams

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