All posts by Duncan Brodie

Leading and Managing Remotely

Working from Home has become the new norm as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Without time to adjust, many leaders and managers find themselves in a position where they have to lead and manage remotely. As my guest on this video interview, Mark Fritz reveals, leading or managing remotely cannot be done in the same way as […]

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Building Resilience In Challenging Times

Challenging times means we all have to be resilient. Easy to say and not always easy to do. In this expert interview, Heather Wright shares with me her expert insights on building resilience in challenging times. Check Out More Resources On Heather’s Website

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Negotiating In Challenging Times

We are always negotiating and everything is negotiable.  These were two themes that emerged from a recent interview with Negotiation Expert, Derek Arden. In the video interview Derek shares his experiences on effectively negotiating, generally and how negotiation needs to be adapted in challenging times. If you have never seen Derek present or share his ideas, you […]

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Don’t Blow Your Chances of Success in Your Next Accounting Job Interview

You have got through the screening process.  Your marketing has been effective.  Your CV has got you an interview. So far so good.  You are one step closer to getting the job. Of course there is still a lot to do to get the job offer after interview. If you do this you will blow your chances of […]

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Which of These Leaks Are Stopping You Land Your Next Accounting Job?

I recently read an excellent book called Watertight Marketing.  The book focuses on how leaks in your marketing bucket might be impacting on how effective your marketing is. It got me thinking about landing your next job.  Do the right things and you increase your chances of success.  Conversely if there’s leaks in the process you […]

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How Long Does It Typically Take To Find A New Job In Accounting?

You are ready to take the next step in your accounting career.  When I’m approached by accountants looking for support to land their next job, one of the most common questions I’m asked is this oneHow long does the process typically take? It’s a great question.  Of course people are often surprised when I share what […]

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The Challenges of Leading A Finance Team and How To Overcome Them

In many respects leading a finance team should be relatively easy.  After all you have a group of highly committed individuals.  People who are smart, driven and usually results focused. Of course what should be easy and what is easy is often very different. So what are some of the challenges in leading a finance team? Challenge #1:  […]

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How to Determine If You Are a Good Fit For a Job

As an accountant or professional, I suspect your career matters to you.  After all you probably have invested a significant amount in getting or making progress towards professional qualifications. Throughout your career you will make a number of job changes.  This involves finding roles, getting the interview invitation and then converting the job interview into a […]

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How Many of These Leaks Are Stopping You Land Your Next Job?

I recently read an excellent book called Watertight Marketing.  The book focuses on how leaks in your marketing bucket might be impacting on how effective your marketing is. It got me thinking about landing your next job.  Do the right things and you increase your chances of success.  Conversely if there’s leaks in the process you […]

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Are You Making It Easy For Employers To Reject Your CV?

Your CV is your personal marketing document.  A good CV gets you interviews.  A poor CV gets rejected. Conceptually you might understand this.  On the other hand are you making it easy to reject your CV? Reality As many as 70% of CV’s are rejected before ever being reviewed by a human being! Are you making it […]

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