How To Achieve More In Less Time

Time is something that you can never buy an upgrade on. Accountants and professionals are increasingly be asked to do more with the time they have. So how can you address this challenge? Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more career success. Learn more here

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Are You In Danger Of Being Like BHS?

BHS (British Home Stores) is a long established retailer on the UK high street. Recently it was announced that they were in trouble financially. There was lots of discussion if it was going to be the next retailer to disappear. In many ways it has lost its way and is out of touch. Now you […]

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Book Review: Project Leadership by Sarah Coleman and Donnie MacNicol

In this blog I’m doing a brief review of Project Leadership. It’s fair to say that there are plenty of books around on Project Management. In fact a quick search on Amazon UK highlighted over 40,000 on this topic while the term Project Leadership had just over 6,000. In some ways this is surprising. While […]

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How To Succeed As A New Manager

For accountants and professional people generally there is a pretty traditional career path.  You perform well as a practitioner, you get identified as an up and coming talent and before you know it you are a manager. So far so good you might think.  The thing is many people, especially accountants and professionals struggle when […]

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Are You Making This Mistake In Preparing For Job Interviews?

Without doubt candidates who spend the time and make the effort to prepare for job interviews perform better on the day. A key component of your preparation is identifying and answering questions that might come up. So you might be thinking that makes sense. Yet I have come across situations where people ask me if […]

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Boxing and Finding That Next Job

Chances are you are ambitious and want to go as far as you can in your profession. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. These days finding that next job and taking the next step in your career is becoming increasingly more difficult. Even for those with plenty of experience. In boxing, those who compete in the […]

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5 Tips To Make Your CV Stand Out

For most accountants and professionals the first step in the process of recruiting to a role is to invite candidates to submit a CV. If your CV does its job you get invite for interview. If not you probably never hear from the organisation. So what are 5 tips to make your CV stand out? […]

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What Contributes To A Successful Career In Accountancy

A career in accountancy can be hugely rewarding financially and non financially. Despite working hard and doing well in exams, many accountants struggle to achieve the career success they want. Over the last 36 years I’ve learned that there are a whole host of factors that contribute to a successful career in accountancy. A selection […]

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What I Learned About Leading From Being A Finance Director

It is very easy to look from the outside and assume that leading is really easy. The reality is often very different. In this video I share some insights on what I learned about leading from being in a Finance Director level role. Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals being more effective leaders and achieve […]

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Targeting Your Job Search To Get Better Results

Taking the decision to start to work on your next career move is a significant one. To land that next job you are going to have to make a major time commitment. You are also going to have to expend a lot of energy. You are probably going to have to make some sacrifices too […]

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