How To Give Feedback To Unsuccessful Job Interview Candidates

I’ve noticed a worrying trend.  Candidates are invited to a job interview.  Obviously there are going to be candidates who are unsuccessful. The worrying trend I’m noticing is the reluctance of some employers to provide feedback to those that are unsuccessful. Now I know that time is short and there’s a concern about potential litigation.  On the […]

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Post Job Interview Feedback – Should You Offer It or Not?

You have just completed a round of job interviews for a role you are looking to fill.  In this situation there are going to candidates who get the good news that they have been successful.  The other 3 or 4 get the standard you have been unsuccessful message. This raises an interesting question.  Should you offer […]

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Adding More Value as an Accountant by Better Understanding the Business

There’s a huge amount of focus these days on the changing role of accountants in organisations.  Specifically the move towards more of a finance business partnering type role. Whenever I’m running finance business partnering workshops, one of the most common things delegates raise as an action after the workshop is to spend more time learning more […]

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Tell People How It Really Is When Leading in Finance

You’re a leader in finance.  Your organisation is struggling to meet sales targets and as a result is making a loss. As a leader in finance you know that this is sooner or later going to result in some cash challenges. In these situations it might be tempting to just muddle along.  The problem with this is […]

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A Team in Name Only

Most people understand, at least conceptually that if a team is effective, better results are achieved. Of course there is often a big gap between what people understand conceptually and do in practice. Let’s look at leadership teams.  Every member of that team has to work in the interests of the wider organisation.  At the same they […]

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Finding The Right Balance When Making Change

In a workshop with a group of NHS Finance professionals, we were focusing on leading and managing change successfully. What most appreciate that delivering sustainable change is a huge challenge.  Especially in big NHS organisations.  In these organisations you have a huge range of professions.  Each profession has its own agenda and priorities. Despite all of these […]

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Dealing With Uncertainty

There are always times of uncertainty.  From time to time there is increased uncertainty. Right now as a result of Coronavirus there’s a lot of uncertainty and change too. So how do we deal with uncertainty? That’s the topic I explored in a video interview with Confidence Coach Jules Wyman. Access More Resources on Jules Website

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The Role of The Finance Business Partner In Challenging Times

Finance Business Partners make a major contribution to business performance and success. How does the role of the Finance Business Partner change in challenging times like we have right now with COVID-19 pandemic? To help answer this, I video interviewed one of the UK’s leading authorities on Finance Business Partnering, Andi Lonnen  Visit The Finance Business Partner […]

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Communicating In Challenging Times

Communication is a key skill for all leaders, managers, accountants and business partners. It can be challenging at the best of times. Effectively communicating in challenging times becomes even more important. In this video interview, communications expert Steve Bustin shares his insights on communicating in challenging times. Get Access To More Resources On Steve’s Website

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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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