What happens when the ‘rainmakers’ retire?

By | 2006-11-24T18:48:28+00:00 November 24th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Most accountancy firms have at least one ‘rainmaker’ who combines all of the ‘finding’ skills I have addressed in other blogs. Wouldn’t it be great if the rainmaker could act as a mentor of younger ambitious accountants in the firm? In practice this doesn’t happen very often. On the contrary it seems that very few

Great questions (part one)

By | 2006-11-23T09:44:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2006|Career development, STANDING OUT|

Many ambitious professionals welcome the opportunity to expand their thinking and to benefit from identifying new ideas all by themselves.  You will also find that you can STAND OUT from your peers in a positive way by reflecting on key questions and then answering them honestly. Here are some great questions I've benefited from in

Why gamble with your most ambitious staff?

By | 2006-11-19T16:53:02+00:00 November 19th, 2006|Accountants, Career development, Mentoring, Recruiting|

A friend of mine, Stephen Harvard Davis is recognised as the UK’s leading authority on job transition and retaining top talent, He is the author of “Why do 40% of Executives Fail?” The following observations were inspired by an item on Stephen’s blog in which he addressed the retention issues relevant to top executives in