Back in late 2004 I was asked to give an initial view as to the tax issues in a professional negligence case involving an accountant. I was paid but then heard nothing more for almost 9 months. This was one of the those cases that was clearly going to settle before the trial date. Only
The September issue of Accountancy magazine has been published and I am delighted to see that they have included my letter in response to an article about coaching and mentoring in the July issue. The full text of my letter appeared on this blog on 30 July.
Mentoring seems to be flavour of the month all of a sudden. I was approached today by a journalist who wanted a quote from someone with experience of the traditional internal style of mentoring that some larger firms provide. Here's what I said: ” As a junior partner many years ago I was allocated
The current issue contains a short article of mine that should be of interest to all ambitious professionals. The editor has titled it: More than technical skills and has added a desription: Whatever you may think, personal development courses are there for good reason. But, Mark Lee asks, are you making the most of them?
Whilst exam training focuses on developing technical skills most firms need managers and partners who also have a broad mix of business skills. As promotion is likely to depend upon such skills there are essentially only four options available to your firm. They will either: pray, hope or make a wish that you magically develop
If you ask 10 managing partners, what their key people need to do to get to partnership you will get at least a dozen opinions. Top of most lists it seems is the need to satisfy the current partners in the firm that you will pay for yourself. This is often interpreted as requiring all
I was flattered to be asked to record the first ever webcasts for the Chartered Accountants' Tax Faculty last week. You can now see them by clicking where it says Tax Faculty. Many of the points coverd in the webcasts are easily adapted to other types of professional services and advice work. The webcasts, which