Working With Difficult People

In the workplace you are going to have to get along with a lot of different people. Some you will get along with, others you will find difficult or challenging. It’s easy to make assumptions about people and believe that they are being difficult. In this video I share some thoughts on working with others […]

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How To Sell Yourself In Job Interviews Authentically

Job interviews are a strange mix. You have to sell yourself, what you have to offer and at the same time come across as likeable and self aware. For accountants and professionals who are sometimes reluctant to talk positively and even toot their horn a bit this can be a real challenge. They know that […]

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Setting Expectations

If you want to achieve results as a manager or leader you need to make the expectations of others clear. So how do you do this? Watch and find out Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals transition from technical expert to leader and manager so that they achieve the career success they desire.

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You Need To Know This About Job Interviews

Picture the scene. There is a role at the next level available. You believe you are ready to step up to the next level. After all you have been getting some great feedback. You start to apply for roles. You get the invites to go along for interview. You go along. After the interview you […]

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Delegating Is Not Optional

One of the biggest challenges a lot of managers and leaders from professional backgrounds is delegating. Maybe it is something to do with the way in which they are trained or the career path. In this video I share some of the common reasons why managers and leaders don’t delegate and the benefits of delegating […]

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You’ve Got The Job – Now The Hard Work Begins

Securing that next job and step up on the career ladder is always a great feeling. You have successfully marketed you and got invited for interview or an assessment day. You’ve successfully made it through the gruelling process and got an offer. You’ve decided to accept the offer and breathe a huge sigh of relief. […]

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Motivating Your Team

One of the most common questions I get asked is about how to motivate a team. It seems to be an area that a lot of people in leadership and management roles seem to really struggle with. Yet often it is a lot easier than you might think. In this short video I share a […]

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Creating or Updating Your CV

Your CV is your personal marketing document.  The purpose of your CV is to get you invited for interview.  Most people understand this. Over the last 20 or so years I have looked at several hundred CV’s and it would be fair to say that on the whole the standard has been at best variable. […]

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6 Small Changes To Secure Your Next Career Move

Performing to your potential in high pressure situations is something that is written about a lot.  It would be very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that there was one change that was going to make a huge difference. The reality is that it is often a series of small changes that lead […]

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How To Contribute To A Team When You Are Not The Expert

Accountants are increasingly taking on the role of Finance Business Partner.  It is fair to say that most accountants in big organisations in the public and private sector have been doing this role, at least in part for many years. What I notice is that accountants often find it really difficult to contribute to teams […]

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