Stepping Stones To Being A Better Leader

We all know that being a leader is a big challenging. On the face of it, leading in itself should not be that difficult but the reality in practice is that it is a challenge. Unlike many areas there is no guaranteed blueprint that will work every time in any situation. At the same time […]

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Without Trust You Achieve Nothing

When I am working with clients individually or in groups, the challenge of how to get the best from teams often comes up. When we start to explore this, fairly often it feels like issues around the performance of the team are nothing to do with the leader or manager and all down to team […]

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Start Making Strategic Choices To Achieve Success

Everyone knows the importance of having and implementing a strategy in order to deliver results and achieve success. We are all making choices every minute of the day. At the same time there is a huge difference between making choices right now and making strategic choices. Let me explain what I mean. The day to […]

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The Obvious Mistakes Managers Make

Managing can be a challenge. At the same time there are many obvious things managers could do but quite often don’t do that could make a huge difference to the results they achieve. So are you making any of these obvious mistakes when managing? Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more more career success by helping […]

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How To Perform To Your Potential In Job Interviews

Job interviews are challenging and so they should be. Securing a job interview means you are a step closer to landing that next role. So what can you do to make sure that you perform to your potential? Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals achieve more career success. Learn more here

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What Good Accountants Do In Organisations

Ever noticed how many misconceptions there are about the role of the accountant. In this video I share some personal perspectives, based on over 25 years experience, of what good accountants do. Be interested to hear what you might add to this list of ideas. Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more career success. Learn more […]

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What Should A Good CV Do?

The first step in any job application process is to submit a CV. So what makes a good CV and increases your chances of getting to the next stage in the selection process? Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals achieve more career success. Learn more here

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What To Do If You Are Stuck In Your Career

If you are like most accountants and indeed professional people, you got qualified in your field in order to help you move on and move up in your career. You might be doing really well or you might be finding it a struggle. If you feel stuck and struggling right now, what can you do […]

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Book Review: How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life

Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie have just released the 2nd edition of their book, How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life. Having worked in two of the Big 4 accounting firms and witnessed first hand the sacrifices partners had to make and the challenges they faced, I was keen to see what wisdom […]

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What I Learned About Leading From Being A Finance Director In The NHS

When we start out in our career, most of us want to go as far they can in their career. For me it was always about challenging myself to see if I could perform at the next level. Over the years I climbed the career ladder from Payments Clerk to Finance Director. So what did […]

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