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How To Develop Your Soft Skills

As a professional person you obviously need to keep your technical skills up to date. Looking back over my career and working with clients, what I have noticed is that it is really important to keep developing your skill set. Technical skills will take you so far in your career. What I have found is […]

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How To Develop Your Soft Skills

I was recently asked by someone on my list who is an accountant about how they should develop their soft skills. Soft skills is often the term used to describe non technical skills. They are skills that you develop as part of of your own professional and personal development rather than as part of gaining […]

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Is A Lack of Action Holding You Back?

You know that if you are going to be successful in your career, you have to keep developing. Recognising this is a positive first step and at the same time it is not enough. What I have noticed is that there a lot of people who identify a development need, go online and even take […]

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How To Keep Moving Forward In Your Career

Many people have a real desire to be successful in their career.  This might be because they crave security, really want to leave a legacy or just fulfil their potential. When the economy is a little more challenging, it can seem like it is impossible to move forward in your career.  In reality you can […]

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5 Low Cost Ways To Develop Yourself

One of the most common reasons why people don’t invest in developing themselves is a lack of budget. Yet in truth there are many low cost ways to develop yourself that cost little or nothing, such as: Borrowing a book from the library, reading it and implementing one or two ideas. Signing up for free […]

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12 Easy and Low Cost Ways to Undertake CPD

If you are a professional, continuing professional development is not just desirable but an essential part of your membership.  After all would you like to have an out of date surgeon perform your operation, gas fitter install your central heating or mechanic service your car?    When people think of CPD they often get stuck […]

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Continuing Professional Development: Are You Guilty of This?

Ask most managers and leaders about continuing professional development and one of the things that they are likely to say is that they are lacking time to do it. While reading the newspaper the other day I came across an article based on research by KPMG which staggered me.  Why?  The reason was that the […]

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Continuing Professional Development: What Excuses Are You Making?

Have you ever noticed how often people spend a huge amount of time and effort getting a professional qualification, then forget about developing themselves? It is a bit like having a winning lottery ticket and not bothering to collect the prize. Some of the excuses for not continuing to develop yourself might include: 1. Lack of […]

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