Category Archives for "Leadership"

Stick With It If You Want To Achieve Anything As A Manager

You have got promoted in your professional field.  You might feel great that you are starting to make progress in your career. Of course now that you are a manager it is no longer just about what you achieve personally but what you achieve through others. Easy to say but not always to do in practice. The myths […]

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Managing People Through Times of Change

Whether you like to admit or not there are always going to be times when you face challenges when it comes to managing. One of the most demanding situations is when you are going through a period of change. Now I’m sure that you appreciate that there is change happening all of the time.  That’s just the […]

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To Get Better Results When Leading, Do More of These Things

Leading is one of those areas that appears simple from the outside looking in.  Of course being the observer or analyst is a whole lot different from leading. Does that mean that getting results as a leader is impossible?  Definitely not.  At the same time it’s often the small changes that have the biggest impact. […]

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You Have To Manage Yourself Before You Manage Anyone Else

I was running a client workshop a while back.  It was a workshop that was part of a bigger project. The client organisation had gone through a difficult period.  Morale had not unexpectedly taken a dip.  Difficult decisions had to be made that impacted on the group that I was working with. In reality this is nothing […]

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What’s On Your Stop Doing List?

Most are familiar with a to do list.  Chances are you have one right now. If you are an accountant or professional I bet it is a pretty long one. You might even judge the success of a day, week or month based on how many things you cross through or score off on your […]

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Keep It Simple When Managing and Leading

The usual route for an accountant and professional wanting to move up the career ladder is to become a manager and leader. Some do this easily.  Some get by.  Some struggle. Of course very little of your professional training equips you for managing and leading. Equally there really is no manual that equips you for […]

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The Only You Can Do List

Whenever I speak to accountants or professionals a common thing that I hear that they are struggling to get everything done. I remember that feeling when I was in Finance in leadership and management roles. Of course it’s really easy to create a long list of all the things you have to do. On the […]

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