Allowing Others to Shine When Leading and Managing

You perform well in your professional field.  You get promoted into a management role. Maybe you go even further and make it into a leadership role. Some accountants and professionals make that transition almost effortlessly.  Others find it more of a struggle. What you need to understand about managing or leading We often are presented […]

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How To Be A More Assertive Leader or Manager – 4 Top Tips

Being a leader or manager can at times be extremely challenging.  Often when people who manage get feedback on their performance they are sometimes told that they need to assert themselves more.  In these cases, it is easy to misinterpret what being more assertive is and instead of asserting yourself you become more aggressive. So […]

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How To Improve Team Performance

At a conceptual level many people understand the value of teams and team working in delivering great results.  Despite this understanding many teams still struggle to deliver to their potential.  So how can you improve team performance? Give Them A Clear Purpose No matter what type of team that you are leading or part of […]

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Leading a Successful Team – 5 Top Tips

I recently conducted a survey to determine some of the challenges faced by those in leadership and management roles.  One theme that kept coming up over and over again was related to the challenges of leading and managing a team.  Some of the challenges highlighted included motivating and dealing with difficult staff. We all know […]

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What Leading Is Really About

A common question that is often asked is what’s so different about leading compared to managing.  It is a great question and a quick search on the internet will reveal the huge diversity of views on this apparently straightforward question.  So in this article I am going to offer my perspective on what leading is […]

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What Aspect of Accounting Do You Really Love?

Love and accounting are perhaps not too words that naturally go together. If your professional field is accounting there are probably some areas that you enjoy more than others. Those areas which you love are likely to be those areas where you do your best work. When you are focusing on the work that you […]

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How To Be More Effective In Your Search For Your Next Job

When I started out in the world of work in 1980 things were very different. Most professional jobs were either advertised in a quality newspaper or a professional institute magazine. There was no internet, no online job boards and no recruitment websites. Now things are very different.  There’s no shortage of recruitment job sites.  Every […]

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