Avoid Complicating Decision Making

There was a question posted recently on one of the forums that I am part of. Without going into detail it was essentially a question around whether a client should reduce their fee for multiple bookings. It was interesting to see the responses. Some of them short and to the point. Others long winded with […]

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Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can’t You’re Probably Right

You might have heard this statement many times before. In essence what it is saying is that your mind set or belief has a huge impact on the results and success you achieve. When it comes to your career I really believe this is a huge issue. I’ve had the pleasure to work with some […]

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The Benefits of a Career Performance Portfolio

If you are like many accountants or professionals you want to achieve success in your career. Chances are you will have worked hard to get the necessary qualifications. You may have been pretty careful to make sure that you acquired good experience. Yet for some reason you are not making the progress you had hoped […]

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Why You Have To Self Promote

If you’re an accountant or professional, chances are you do great work. No doubt you are do some hardworking, dependable, deadline driven and may even be the person who is relied upon. Yet when it comes to career progression you may well not be moving forward as much as you had hoped. One reason is […]

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Sorry You Have Been Unsuccessful On This Occasion

I’m sure you like all of us have experienced this. You get invited for a job interview. You do your preparation, go along and have an interview which seems to go well. Then you get the news that to inform you that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. So what do you do next? […]

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The Leadership Poem

Today I had a thought about capturing the essence of leadership in a short poem. Here is what I came up with. I wonder what else you would add to it? Set direction But involve others Focus on results But don’t forget about people Take the decisions Even when it’s tough Acknowledge that success Is […]

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Don’t Be The CPO

You will no doubt have heard the term C-Suite. Basically it’s shorthand for the different executive level roles in organisations so Chief Executive Office, Chief Financial Officer, etc. Now we all know that a key distinction between leaders and mangers is that leaders should be focusing on moving things forward. All makes sense. Yet what […]

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