The Building Blocks for a Successful Career in Your Professional Field

You and your fellow professionals have a lot in common. You’re smart, you’re committed and you’re hard working. Yet here’s the reality. Many won’t achieve anything approaching their professional potential. That’s hugely disappointing for anyone who has invested heavily in their qualifications and training. But don’t despair.  What I’ve noticed over the years is that […]

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The Number One Objective of Your CV

As a professional you understand that your CV is important to you landing your next job. Writing a CV can be challenging. It’s something that many professionals often struggle with. Maybe there’s a perception that if you have the right qualifications you don’t need to market yourself. Sadly nothing could be further from the truth. […]

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The Changing Career Landscape and What It Means For You

In the past careers for professionals were very different. Get your qualification, gain experience, work hard and you would have a good chance of success. These days things are different. There’s a lot of consolidation within industries.  Look at accounting firms.  When I started it was the Big 8.  Now it’s the big 4.  It’s […]

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Thoughts On Leadership

A former boss of mine once said that leadership is hard to define but that you know it when you see it. In this short video I share some thoughts and perspectives on leadership. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about leading. And I’ve realised that you are never really the finished article when […]

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How To Be A Good Manager

The career path for professionals is very familiar. Do a good job as a professional and you get promoted. When promoted you have to manage fellow professionals. It can be tough. So how can you make that transition and be a good manager? Remember that getting better as a manager is continual work in progress.

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Making A Bigger Impact As A Finance Team

Finance teams are in a great position.  They have well qualified, hard working and committed people. The foundations are in place to make a big contribution to the business. Sometimes that happens.  Sometimes teams are just plodding along, doing the basics well, What about your team? If your finance team is not making the kind […]

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Answering Job Interview Questions About Your Weaknesses

You want to shine and stand out in your next job interview. As a result you want to be talking positively about your skills, your experiences, your accomplishments and achievements. A good interviewer will create plenty of opportunities to talk about the value you will bring. Of course you can expect to be asked about […]

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