When Do You Stop Getting Nervous About Presenting?

I was running a workshop for one of my clients recently.  The workshop was all about being an effective presenter. As I always do on these workshops I get delegates to introduce themselves, talk about their biggest presentation challenge and what they want most from the workshop. Almost without exception nerves and feeling less nervous is always […]

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How To Build Better Relationships As A Business Partner

The role of the business partner in organisations varies significantly from organisation to organisation. From my own work and looking at the ideas and thoughts from others, I ‘ve noticed that:Some organisations are at the early stages.Some have implemented.Some have it fully embedded.Whatever stage business partnering is at, what’s important to recognise is that your success […]

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What Makes A Leader Stand Out In Challenging Times?

2020 has without doubt been very different.  Organisations and individuals are having to deal with a lot of uncertainty. Leading at the best of times is tough.  It’s certainly much harder than it looks. In tough times the demands ramp up.  Expectations are greater. People want answers.  Sometimes they are aren’t available. So what makes a leader stand […]

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40 Years and Counting

30 June 1980  I started my career in accounting as a Payments Clerk.  With  5 O Levels I wasn’t exactly starting from strong foundations to build an accounting career . I was however really fortunate to have a boss who saw my potential. One day he dropped a copy of the local college prospectus on my desk. I looked […]

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3 Practical Ways To Be A Better Business Partner

The role of accountants and other functional professionals in organisations is changing. Partly driven by technology.  Partly driven by individuals who want to make a bigger contribution.  Partly driven by organisations being more willing to get the best from every function. At the same time there are challenges. Functional professionals tend to be great at the technical or […]

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Remote Job Interviews- What You Can Learn From Television

Being interviewed remotely for a job in accounting or your professional field is the new norm. For many this will be a whole new experience. There may well be a new level of pressure. Equally there are upsides too. In my latest expert interview I spoke with Media Coach Alan Sevens. Alan has 40 years plus experience in media. In our […]

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