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General Personal Development

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in personal development.

Speaking up

We have something to say, but the prospect of facing an audience makes us break out into a sweat. Yet fear of public speaking doesn’t have to hijack your career, says Paul Ryan, as he shares ways to grapple with our demons.

Sparkle in conversation

While your potential overseas clients may speak English, it’s all too easy to become complacent about it. Get ahead by learning a few words in the language of your target country.

Personal development - For the journey

Deciding to change jobs and embarking on the search for your dream role can be a daunting process. But with some dedication, planning and advice, it needn’t be, says Mark Craddock.

The inbetweeners: Life as an interim FD

The ‘portfolio career’, whether classic project-based interim work, short-term cover, or part-time assignments, is becoming increasingly popular among senior finance executives. Four FDs tell us why they went against the grain.

Finance director - then and now

Fifty years ago, Shell’s deputy controller Stanley Harding gave a lecture on the finance professional’s role in business. But how far has it changed since then? The Faculty’s Rick Payne looks back, and the experts respond.

Negotiating and drafting contracts

Anyone who has had to revisit a business agreement knows the importance of getting the terms and terminology right from the outset. Graham Fuller advises on how to do so.

Personal development - All in the mind

Have you ever wondered why it's so hard in practice to apply the techniques you've learned in time management training? Carol McLachlan looks to neuroscience for the answers

Personal development - All being well

CABA has released the results of its second annual Wellbeing Survey, looking in detail at the work and personal lives of chartered accountants. Simon Wells reviews some of the most interesting results

Pitch perfect: How to present

In business today, it’s not just your number-crunching skills that have to shine. Christian Doherty talks to the communications experts who know how to help FDs create perfect presentations

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