Some time ago, I read an article about the percentage of
people who make it to the partner level in large law
The author of the article stated that “20% of the people
will make partner no matter what you do. 20% will never
make partner no matter what you do. And 60% will only make
partner if you do the right things.”
HR CONTRARIAN POINTER: The important take-away of this
statement is the impact that doing the right things will
have on the “middle” of your organization.
In other words, if you want your company to be successful,
be sure you establish systems and provide the tools for
your “average” employees to succeed.
For a good working model for establishing a process of
ensuring the success of your “60%,” check out my
Employment Branding Program: