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How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life


About the Book
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 ... Expand

Authors / Editors
Heather Townsend
is an executive coach who helps professionals achieve business and career success through networking and social media. She has coached, trained and mentored 1000+ professionals and is also the author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking

Jo Larbie is a leading thinker in the world of talent management for professional service firms. She has experience in organizational and leadership development and as a lawyer, consultant, business coach, academic and senior international executive in ... Expand

Press Coverage


"I wish I'd had access to a book like this before I became a partner." --Charles H. Green, author of The Trusted Advisor 

"[A] viable partnership path for accountants, architects, engineers, attorneys and other professionals in today’s competitive corporate environment. getAbstract recommends Townsend and Larbie’s guidance to those who work at partnership firms and charge clients for their time. This very basic career manual explains how to win the partnership war and how to survive the stresses of ...

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Table of Contents
Foreword 
Acknowledgements 
Overview and introduction 

Part One Is partnership right for you? 

1 What does being partner in the 21st century actually mean? 
What makes a partnership environment different from a limited company? 
The changing world of professional services firms 
What does it take to be a partner in a firm today? 
Summary 
Action points 
Further resources 

2 What do you want from your career and life? 
Taking responsibility for your career 
Who are you, and why does this matter? 
The importance of your firm's values to you and ... Expand

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