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If you want to become The Go-To Expert, what needs to be in your personal marketing tool-kit?

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Heather Townsend, author of The Go-To Expert and How to make partner and still have a life, explores  in this article exactly what you need in your personal marketing tool-kit to build a reputation as The Go-To Expert both inside your firm and outside of your firm.

In the second of our newly published ‘The Go-To-Expert‘ inspired blog posts (get [...]


The 3 common reasons professionals stop their career progression by refusing to specialise

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Heather Townsend, author of The Go-To Expert and How to make partner and still have a life, explores in this article the three reasons why professionals stop their career progression by resisting becoming a sector or technical specialist.

For the next few months to celebrate the launch this week of our next book The Go-To Expert‘, (get the [...]


Partnership Potential: Thinking commercially

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Heather Townsend, author of The Go-To Expert and How to make partner and still have a life, explores the connection between your commerciality and your partnership potential. 

In my last two posts I introduced the concept of ‘Partnership Potential’. In today’s post, I am going to look at how your commerciality drives your partnership potential.

Why is your commercial acumen important?

In the early [...]


Partnership Potential: The importance of your market value

Heather Townsend, author of The Go-To Expert and How to make partner and still have a life, explores the connection between your market value and your partnership potential. 

In my last post I introduced the concept of ‘Partnership Potential’. In today’s post, I am going to look at probably the biggest driver of your partnership potential – your market value.

Can firms really [...]


5 essentials needed if you are to be seen as ‘partnership potential’

Heather Townsend, author of The Go-To Expert and How to make partner and still have a life, explores in this article the 5 essentials you will need if you are to be seen as ‘partnership potential’.

For some people, the route to partnership is a hard slog. However, there are often a select number of people who have a [...]


Big4 at Davos 2014 – PwC Unveils 2013 Annual CEO Survey

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Twice as many CEOs believe the global economy will improve in the next 12 months, compared to those polled last year. Continue reading


Big4 at Davos 2014 – Deloitte Global Leaders in Attendance

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DTTL Global CEO Barry Salzberg will lead the Deloitte delegation at Davos Continue reading


Big4 at Davos 2014 – Accenture Unlocks Growth with Digital (Live Video)

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Live from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Accenture convened a panel of global leaders from across industry sectors to debate how new digitally contested markets are forming, and what technology and business capabilities are required for incumbents and new entrants alike to succeed.

Here is the live video

Antonio Simos HSBC

David Kirkpatrick, Taxonomy

Paul Dougherty, Accenture

 

https://mp162522.cdn.mediaplatform.com/162522/wc/4000/8535/16640/32462/Archive/default.htm


Big4 at WEF Davos 2014 – Accenture Asks: Is Europe Back? (Live Video)

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Is Europe Back?
At January 22, 2014, 4:45 a.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. CET, Accenture Chairman & CEO, Pierre Nanterme joined Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Eni and moderator Bobby Ghosh, Editor, Time International as [...]


Big4 at WEF Davos 2014 – KPMG Leaders Participate

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KPMG leaders are in full force at World Economic Forum 2014 at Davos, Switzerland: Continue reading


Big4 at Davos 2014 – KPMG Hosts WEFLIVE Social Widgets

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KPMG is hosting again this year the very-popular and insightful widgets for the 2014 World Economic Forum at Davos, integrating some some huge improvements to the WEFLIVE service for 2014. Continue reading


6 ways to increase your gravitas and executive presence

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In this blog post Heather Townsend, author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘ and ‘The Go-To Expert‘ explores how you can increase your gravitas and cultivate your executive presence. 

Whether or not you are yet a partner, it is important that you have gravitas. This will help you be taken seriously by clients and staff. [...]


4 tips which will help anyone overcome their fear of public speaking

In this post Heather Townsend, author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘ and ‘The Go-To Expert‘ gives her tips learnt from the pros on how to overcome your fear of public speaking.

Why your career progress in the Big4 (and mid-tier) means you need to be confident at speaking in public

I recently received an email [...]


5 career resolutions everyone should, but probably wouldn’t, make in 2014

In this blog post Heather Townsend, author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘ and ‘The Go-To Expert‘ explores 5 career resolutions everyone should make in 2014

1. Follow your passion and play to your strengths

When we play to our strengths and do something that we are really passionate about our productivity and performance generally soars. [...]