I was a guest of Taxation magazine at their Annual Taxation awards ceremony last night. Big black-tie event at the Park Lane Hilton hotel. Met loads of people who had said they’d received my recent email newsletters and that they had not ‘removed’ themselves from my mailing list. Phew!
Sat next to a really nice guy who is the managing partner of a regional office of one of the top ten accountancy firms in the UK. He was very positive and enthusiastic about engaging me to mentor prospective partners in the firm.
He certainly seemed to buy into the proposition that it would benefit the firm and the individuals to engage me to help key mangers develop the business skills required for them to become valuable partners in the firm. He had some very complimentary things to say about me and how his firm could benefit from having me share my ’secrets’ with prospective partners.
He went further and commented that I could probably teach a number of the partners a thing or two too. Especially those partners who are good at the technical side of their role but perhaps less effective as regards the other aspects of their role.