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How To Ensure You Effectively Prepare For Your Next Accounting Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in some respects.  From your perspective as a candidate you are making a decision on where you are going to spend a significant part of your awaken hours.  From an employers’ perspective it’s a major investment decision.   It’s not just your salary cost.  There are other costs that could include:National insurance contributionsPension contributionsBonusesCar […]

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Do The Foundational Work Before Starting Your Job Search

If you are like the majority of accountants and professionals you more than likely approach your job search in the following way. You decide it’s time to move jobs.  You open up your computer.  Update or create a new CV.  Start applying for jobs. You might be wondering what the problem is with this. Let’s […]

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Team Leadership Success – The Benefits of Letting Go

As a leader you know that if you are going to achieve anything of significance you need to: Get people engaged and supporting what it is you are trying to achieve Utilise all of the resources that you have at your disposal Be personally productive so that you focus and maximise your own personal contribution […]

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Creating Successful Workplace Relationships In Teams

People spend a huge amount of time each year at work.  Outside of work we get to choose who we spend our time with and in general we have great relationships with people most of the time. Work on the other hand is a little bit different.  A group of people, often with very different […]

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What Gets In The Way Of Change In The NHS?

The NHS is a huge organisation. The work it does is vital. We all will access and make use of services at some time. Right now the NHS is going through some tough times, financially and operationally. Despite this staff turn up day after day, week after week and do an amazing job. There is […]

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Focus On What Will Make A Difference

Organisations have to continually change and adapt. Right now the NHS is facing what some describe as unprecedented challenges. With an ageing population, rising demand as well as continual financial struggles, carrying on in business as usual mode is not really a long term option. On the other hand so often change is expected to […]

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Measuring What Matters

Ask any leader or leadership team whether measurement matters to achieving results and the majority will more than likely agree that it does. We all know that the start point for measurement is defining what you are trying to achieve. Next you look at your critical success factors or contributors to achieving the result that […]

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2 Unconventional Leadership: Nancy M Schlichting

I got this book as a Christmas gift from family in Michigan. Having spent many years working in the NHS I was interested in reading this book to see what lessons could be learned. While there are clearly differences between healthcare in the USA and in the UK, what was clear in my view is […]

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1 Leadership Insights from Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson

I don’t read that many books from those in sport. At the same time I was looking forward to reading Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson has a reputation for being someone who demands hard work and for having quite a temper. When you get into the book you start to see the differences between […]

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2 How To Get The Best From Your Team

Smart managers and leaders know that if they are going to achieve results, they have to get the best from teams. In theory this all makes sense.  In practice it can be whole lot more challenging than it might first appear. So what would I suggest to get the best from a team? Be clear […]

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