BDO strategy, Price Bailey time sheets, knowledge management and client expectations:Accountancy Age Best Practice Conference 2012

Posted on: June 25, 2012

This year, the conference took place at the lovely St Ermin’s hotel in Victoria on one of those rare days of sunshine. I was surprised that the numbers appeared considerably down from last year Creating an award winning firm – Jeremy Newman, BDO After a brief introduction by Peter Williams (financial journalist of BizMedia) […]

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Leadership: Lessons from Star Trek and Neuroscience

Posted on: June 20, 2012

Two recent but very different articles on leadership attracted my attention. Star Trek Forbes published “Five leadership lessons from James T Kirk” in May It’s a neat way to get across some key messages – with evidence from the Enterprise’s caption: Never stop learning Be a “walking stack of books” the more knowledge you […]

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Adaptation and reinvention – Taking my own medicine

Posted on: May 3, 2012

Branding is tricky at the best of times. But when you have to apply the process to yourself or your own business it becomes almost impossible. When I established my first company – Practical Marketing Consultancy Ltd – way back in 1994 the world was a very different place. Almost from the start my work […]

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Book review: Business writing – How to write to engage, persuade and sell by Ian Atkinson

Posted on: April 2, 2012

Whilst I have read a great many books on how to write and the psychology of communication, in advance of a writing workshop I’m running soon I thought I’d have a look around to find the very best book to help with the fundamentals of good business writing (not copy writing, not advertising, not for […]

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Book review “Conversational riffs- creating meaning out of conflict” by Neil Denny (Conflict management)

Posted on: April 1, 2012

Psychologists say that successful relationships have the following elements: A safe place from which to explore Repair after rupture Communication Neil’s book on conflict management offers some great insights and help primarily in the second and third categories and he draws on a number of psychological mainstays to support this suggestions. His constant assertion to […]

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