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30 May 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Best Companies to Work for agenda - where is ‘age’?

We are at an interesting point in time.  Diverse workforces make for better performance. But Best Companies to Work For awards don’t look at diversity as success criteria. If you want evidence on diversity and performance, look at McKinsey’s various reports that have been tracking this over the last decade. The latest is Diversity Wins ... Ignore bloggers at your peril when running PR campaigns!

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7 April 2022 By Guest writer Ian White

Remember you might still be working at 102!

You might, of course, think I am joking but that is the age of the oldest Chair of a listed company (in fact, he is Chair of two companies so is clear pretty busy). And Frances Hesselbein, an associate of the late business guru Peter Drucker, is still serving as a Non-Executive Director at 106!

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3 March 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Succession planning – top of law firms’ agenda?

Succession planning is one of those things that too often goes to the back burner, according to Ronnie Fox, partner in Fox and Partners.

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24 February 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Launch of Professional Services Retirement Forum

In April, Next-Up will hold its first Professional Services Retirement Forum to share the latest thinking around helping partners to retire.

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6 January 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

7 essential New Year steps for unretirement success

If you recently left full time work (I am avoiding the word retired) and are finding it tough to create the new life you want, this blog may help. For many it is so much harder than they ever imagined. And there is a danger of feeling a personal failure.

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What should I tell my wife? (or husband/partner/best friend ….) image
23 November 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

What should I tell my wife? (or husband/partner/best friend ….)

We recently ran a fantastic two-day workshop for partners coming up to retirement, in an international professional firm.

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21 September 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

Increase your chances of a NED or chair role

Well what an experience! Earlier this month we sent out our enewsletter and mentioned we are helping a manufacturing company to find a chairman.

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Who am I? The hardest part of unretirement? image
3 August 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

Who am I? The hardest part of unretirement?

Of all the challenges people face as they retire, the hardest and least expected is – who am I?

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29 June 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

Your top questions on retirement – that you dare not ask?

We are working with a number of professional firms, helping partners plan for their retirement. Some can be as far as ten years off, most just one or two years away.

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