Partner-Like Qualities®

The path to becoming a Partner in a professional services firm is steeped in mysticism. Sometimes you only find out what you are up for on the day you are admitted. Leaders of practises strive to identify and nurture the next generation of talent and are looking for those intangible qualities over and above subject matter expertise.

Specifically developed for leaders working in professional services, Partner-Like Qualities® is our unique tool developed in conjunction with our business partner Saville Consulting to help individuals and practise leaders understand the strengths and development areas of existing and aspiring Partners.

About Partner-Like Qualities®

Jack Crumlin's background as a senior Partner with a Big 4 accounting practice gives him unique perspective and experience to help others on a career path within professional services organisations.

A key component of his work with Executives involves using own profiling tool, Partner-Like Qualities®, which was developed as part of our desire to improve the quality of Australian leadership and our ambition to allow Executives to achieve success while keeping them safe and sane. 

As part of our overall approach to working with aspiring and newly appointed Partners, we often recommend using PLQ® to build a clear picture of your strengths and gaps around our 4 Foundations – Get it Right, Get it Done, Get it Across and Get Along.

To see an example of the Partner Candidate Report you will receive, please click here.

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Why consider Partner-Like Qualities®?

From an individual perspective, PLQ® identifies the things you need to focus on in order to progress your career. 

From an organisation’s perspective, PLQ® determines who should be promoted, when, and to which roles, to ensure the greatest organisational success.

PLQ® forms part of an overarching strategy and recommendation.  Based on your unique situation, PLQ® may be supplemented with other appropriate tools such as profiling, client surveys or peer and manager interviews. 

PLQ® is available via 1:1 consultation.  

 

Call us to find out how PLQ® can help you

 

What our clients say

 

“This new network is integral to the future of PwC in this region…. after months of intense study and engagement with stakeholders, senior leaders at PwC determined organisational strategy and priorities with the overarching goal of delivering greater value to our clients, people, and communities”.

 

 

“…expertise in working with executives and senior managers to build capability and drive strategy and change through complex organisations.”

 

 

 “Roger is an excellent facilitator. He is skilled at building rapport and trust with participants at different levels of the organisation…, rapidly assimilates technical information and organisational context/culture”

“… particular expertise in designing, developing and facilitating strategy, planning, organisational development and change processes and workshops – at the Executive level and across multiple tiers of an organisation.”

 

“… excellent to work with... ”

 

 

“actively listens to what the customer wants and works with you as a partner to achieve the result that you are aiming for.”

 

 

"His style is flexible, subtle and engaging.”

"Thank you very much for your assistance this week. From my perspective the workshop was a great success and an important "first step". I have only received positive feedback. In fact, one of our partners (with 40 years experience in professional services) told me it was the best program of this type he has ever been to.”

"Firstly, many thanks for your time last week, I appreciated the candour with which I can speak with you both. I believe the opportunity to work with you will certainly help with this somewhat unique situation and in my own personal development.”

"Again thanks for your fantastic expertise in this endeavour, I doubt very much that we would have achieved so much quality material in such a short time without your input and tremendous ability to not only hear words but understand meanings."

"I had my last session with Jack Crumlin today as part of the DAP on-boarding. I can’t tell you how helpful he has been to me as I have learnt to navigate EY. He has been superb in making me aware of, and focusing my development needs and then providing great frameworks to help me move forward. And I have loved his pragmatic insight on how this place really works.

Not sure how much we pay him, but it’s been invaluable for me. Thank you"

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