How to Make Partner and Still Have A Life

How to Make Partner and Still Have A Life

eBook - 2012
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Kogan Page
The burning question on every ambitious fee-earner's lips is: 'how do I make partner at this firm?' This book 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 have a life of your own. 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.
The ultimate prize in the world of professional services is making partner. But how do you achieve this ambition? This is the definitive guide to fulfilling your potential, becoming a successful partner - and still having a life outside work.

Book News
Written for those who are pursuing a position as partner in a firm as well as those who are already partner and want to reexamine expectations and leadership development, this book presents a guide to achieving these career goals. Part one seeks to answer questions regarding the definition and roles of partnership, four routes to becoming a partner, and if the role is appropriate for the reader. Part two explores the career action plan and how to be seen as partnership material, including building a support team, understanding financial performance of the firm, time management, and navigating social politics. Part three is concerned with building a professional network and role change expectations. Part four examines building a client portfolio and team, maintaining peak physical performance, and management and leadership skills. Part five explores partnership selection processes. Each chapter includes a summary, list of additional resources, and suggestions of actions. An index is included. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Ingram Publishing Services

Making partner is has always been the goal of ambitious young lawyers, accountants and other professionals.

This practical resource book offers advice on how to stand out, be in the right place at the right time and build skills to overcome all hurdles on the path to partnership. Townsend and Larbie, both experienced coaches, help associates make informed decisions on whether or not making partner is the right step for them; if it is, they'll guide them to take the promotion while having a life of their own. Topics covered include the different routes to partnership, building a reputation to outshine peers, time management, developing relationships, keeping control of career and personal life, creating and writing a career plan and what to do after the promotion.

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, ©2012
ISBN: 9780749466565
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
Additional Contributors: Townsend, Heather


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