Now this might seem like a strange title for a blog post and even I would admit that it is a little quirky. What prompted me to write this blog post is that I seem to be coming across more and more people who aspire to be leaders and think that it is all about getting more and more qualifications.
Now don’t get me wrong, qualifications and extra knowledge are always useful. At the same time you need to be checking to make sure that you are not gathering more qualifications:
Next time you find yourself thinking about getting yet another qualification or certification, stop and ask yourself:
The truth is that collecting and delivering mail is hugely important. At the same time you need to decide whether you are in the business of collecting more letters or are in the business of realising your own potential and creating success as a leader.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers. He invites you to take advantage of his free audio e-course Leadership Success at www.goalsandachievements.co.uk
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Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.