Some people assume that all of the important non-technical skills evidenced by successful accountants and partners can be developed merely by working alongside experienced colleagues or learning 'on the job' , through experience. Another common view is that some people are naturally ‘good’ at things as though their experiences, background and training were irrelevant.
It's hard to find anyone with a good word to say about Linkedin endorsements. I have been very critical of them myself. In this post I will summarise what the fuss is all about, share some related tips and then end by explaining what I like about the facility. What is all the fuss about?
Not all accountants are full of confidence. And some of those who come across as confident are not - or should not be. There's an understandable desire to come across as confident in our profession. After all, who would want an accountant who seems unable to give confident replies to questions and requests for information?
I have heard it suggested many times that some clients think that their accountants are not working in their best interests. The clients perceive that their accountants are working on behalf of the Revenue. I suspect that this is more an issue of those accountants giving the wrong impression to their clients. But, as I
This post follows on a previous post in which I set out the 7 different ways in which you can Keep In Touch with clients and influencers. There are a number of reasons why we avoid picking up the phone when we know we could. Reasons such as: - Who shall I call first? -