Matt Graham - Assurance
My three tips would be:
Shad Sears - Risk Assurance
Firstly, don't be afraid to have the ambition to become a partner. I see a number of staff who seem reluctant to 'call out' that they aspire to become a partner, either because of perceived reaction from peers or a degree of self-doubt and not wanting to get ahead of themselves. I believe staff need to set this goal, communicate it with those who can work with them to map out the journey and take agency on how they are going to achieve that goal.
Secondly, becoming a partner is not just about sustained tenure. It’s about evolving yourself across a number of attributes. This can include skills in business development, networking, presentation delivery, interpersonal relationships and business acumen. Being a partner requires a commitment to prepare yourself to be as capable in the role as you can be.
Vish Padmanabhan - Consulting
Remember that it takes time to learn how to interact with people who view you through a different lens once you become a partner. Take the time to reflect on how impactful your actions are and the wonderful responsibility that you have to care for people and the society you live in.
“Don’t be afraid to put your hand up and ask if you’d like a new challenge.”