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Are You Ready to be a Partner?

Posted in Career Development, Client Development

When I was in charge of attorney development in my old law firm I was asked, how I knew when an associate was ready to be considered for partner. I answered that when an associate quits thinking like an employee and starts thinking like a partner he or she is ready. 

I recently read: The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith.

In the book the authors write:

Owners, for example, search out opportunities, while employees wait for opportunities to come to them.

Isn’t that a good criteria to determine whether an associate is ready to be considered to become a partner? Suppose I asked you to finish this post by providing examples of how partners look for opportunities. What would be on your list?

  • Keith A. Davidson

    I love this post. Believe in it wholeheartedly.