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Why managing partners need to think more about themselves

By Guy Vincent, Consultant and Former Managing Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

6 January 2015

I am sure that we all enjoyed our Christmas and New Year's break. For most people, it is a time to relax and recharge their batteries. Some use the downtime to catch up on all those tasks that they did not have time to look at during a busy year. I bet that you spent much of it reflecting on the past months and working out what your priorities are for your firm in the coming months and how you can do even more to improve your business.

However, you should be cautious about spending too much of your holiday time worrying about your responsibilities to your firm only. The relationship between managing partner and firm can become obsessive. A person who becomes a managing partner will, inevitably, be somebody who commits to the business and who is dedicated to what they are doing. Such a passionate relationship can be characterised as similar to that of lovers. But, a key difference is that a managing partner, unlike a lover, has a duty to put an end to the relation...

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