#38 Leaders with Babies – How to Work Part-Time in a Senior Role, Get Paid Fairly & Learn to Say No!

Chris Bryant, Partner at the International Law Firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, on How to Work Part-Time in a Senior Role, Get Paid Fairly & Learn to Say No!

Chris Bryant talks working part time in a senior role on the Leaders With Babies Podcast

Our guest this week is a trailblazer in the legal profession who has proven that it’s absolutely possible to work part-time in a senior role.

Chris Bryant is a partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he has a busy role focusing on Antitrust and Competiton, alongside heading up the firms Brexit task force.

He does all of this in 3 days per week, something that is still uncommon in the legal sector.

So how exactly does he make it work as a partner in a law firm on a 3-day working week? Chris explains how he effectively sets boundaries so that he never has to miss his daughter’s Monkey Music class, plus how he has evolved as a leader since working part-time.

Chris also shares some practical advice around preparing to request more flexible working patterns, as well as insights on negotiating pay in a part-time role and learning to say ‘no’ when it’s really necessary.

It’s a really inspiring discussion which we hope you will enjoy.

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This episode was recorded during the COVID-19 Lockdown.

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