Set Clear Goals If You Want Your Team To Be More Productive

If you lead or manage in Finance or other support functions, chances are you are really busy. It just seems to be the way it is in my experience. Of course busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive or efficient. You may well have at some point thought about team goals. Or maybe you haven’t. You might wonder what’s the benefits.  They […]

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The Reality of Decision Making As A Manager or Leader

Decisions lead to actions. Actions lead to results or feedback. Conceptually you get this no doubt It still isn’t easy making decisions as a manager or leader. Every decision you make is scrutinised. Decisions you make could well be wrong. And of course you worry about the impact of decisions on how others view you. That’s just the reality of decision making […]

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Sometimes You Just Need Someone Else To Help

One of the most rewarding things I get to do in my business is working with clients one to one to help them land their next job. When they reach out initially, they are often really struggling. They are working hard. But just aren’t getting the results that they want. Confidence or loss of confidence is more common than […]

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Using Reverse Mentoring as Part of Your CPD

I was on a virtual conference recently.  During the conference one of the discussion points was around reverse mentoring. Now you might be thinking, what is reverse mentoring and when might it be important. Chances are you are probably familiar with mentoring. In essence it’s where you work with someone who has achieved what you want to achieve. You utilise […]

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Does Your Covering Letter Matter When Applying For A Job?

Job applications, does your covering letter matter? The short answer is yes, and let me explain why. If you go that extra step and do a covering letter it immediately sets you apart from the majority of candidates who won’t bother. Secondly, it puts you in a position whereby if you’ve written a really good covering letter, the […]

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Questions You Might Ask At The End of An Accounting Job Interview

In any job interview, you know that there will be the opportunity for you to ask questions. One thing is that many accountants worry about what questions they should or shouldn’t ask. The reality is that there is no specific questions that everyone should ask. The reason is that you are unique as a candidate. You will have areas […]

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Who Hires A Coach or Mentor?

The options for undertaking your continuing professional development are extensive these days. So much is accessible online from webinars, to full training courses and even on places like YouTube. Another option that some choose is to work with a coach or mentor. It might be something you might have considered. Alternatively it might not have been something you were […]

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How To Deliver Better Presentations At Work

Presenting is part and parcel of the role of a Finance professional. Some love doing presentation. For others it’s more of a struggle. Whenever I’m doing workshops, two questions come up time and time again:How can I be more confident?How can I keep my audience engaged?Let’s explore each of these. Confidence is an outcome.  In my experience there are […]

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