Jo Larbie – Sponsorship vs. Mentoring

Speaking to an audience of accountants and lawyers recently, specialist in developing high potential leaders Jo Larbie was surprised to hear a panel member, in response to the question “What’s the difference between sponsorship and mentoring?”, say that “they’re interchangeable.”  Confusion between the two is a common mistake made by both firms and individuals.  Evidence suggests that both can, in [...]

Jo Larbie – Building Strong Leadership Teams Within Partnerships – PART 2

In the second of two articles, Jo Larbie explains how to succeed in this challenging environment by building a supportive team that will deliver your firm’s goals - while making managing directors and managing partners look good. Becoming an effective leadership team Are you really a team or just a group of individuals who meet once a month?  To function [...]

2018-02-20T10:35:21+01:00September 6th, 2017|Communication, Development, Professional Services|

Jo Larbie – Building Strong Leadership Teams Within Partnerships – PART 1

It’s a well-known fact that leading and managing within a professional services firm can be a thankless responsibility; these roles are often ill-defined and it can be tough keeping outspoken partners in-line. In the first of two articles, Jo Larbie explains how to succeed in this challenging environment by building a supportive team that will deliver your firm’s goals - while [...]

Jo Larbie and John Renz – How to make a Successful Transition to Partner and Owner of your Firm

Making partner is not an end in itself but the first step in what one hopes will be a rewarding role and a happy personal and professional experience. Many firms now have quite sophisticated (or protracted at least) selection processes to admit new partners, and these processes often allow candidates to learn more about themselves and how they wish to [...]