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Training Course or One to One Coaching

I think it’s fair to say that many accountants recognise that their CPD is really important to get on in their careers. The great thing is there are so many opportunities to access learning these days. From webinars to online or in person training courses and even one to one coaching. One question that I’m often asked is […]

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How To Set Goals That You Actually Achieve

It’s the start of another year and the start of a new decade.  You may have had some downtime over the festive season and come back refreshed. Chances are you will be thinking about all of the things that you are going to achieve this year. Of course there is a huge difference between what you intend […]

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How To Be A More Assertive Leader or Manager – 4 Top Tips

Being a leader or manager can at times be extremely challenging.  Often when people who manage get feedback on their performance they are sometimes told that they need to assert themselves more.  In these cases, it is easy to misinterpret what being more assertive is and instead of asserting yourself you become more aggressive. So […]

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How To Improve Team Performance

At a conceptual level many people understand the value of teams and team working in delivering great results.  Despite this understanding many teams still struggle to deliver to their potential.  So how can you improve team performance? Give Them A Clear Purpose No matter what type of team that you are leading or part of […]

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Leading a Successful Team – 5 Top Tips

I recently conducted a survey to determine some of the challenges faced by those in leadership and management roles.  One theme that kept coming up over and over again was related to the challenges of leading and managing a team.  Some of the challenges highlighted included motivating and dealing with difficult staff. We all know […]

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What Leading Is Really About

A common question that is often asked is what’s so different about leading compared to managing.  It is a great question and a quick search on the internet will reveal the huge diversity of views on this apparently straightforward question.  So in this article I am going to offer my perspective on what leading is […]

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What Aspect of Accounting Do You Really Love?

Love and accounting are perhaps not too words that naturally go together. If your professional field is accounting there are probably some areas that you enjoy more than others. Those areas which you love are likely to be those areas where you do your best work. When you are focusing on the work that you […]

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How To Be More Effective In Your Search For Your Next Job

When I started out in the world of work in 1980 things were very different. Most professional jobs were either advertised in a quality newspaper or a professional institute magazine. There was no internet, no online job boards and no recruitment websites. Now things are very different.  There’s no shortage of recruitment job sites.  Every […]

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Is It Really Worth Planning Your Career?

With all the talk of Artificial Intelligence, the end of the idea of a job for life and suggestions that those coming into the workforce now having several careers, you might be wondering if it is really worth planning your career. After all if there is no certainty what’s the value? From my perspective it’s […]

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