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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.

NEDs and portfolio careers

Non-executive directorships in the 21st century offer a challenging role – and that makes for an attractive career move. David Craik discovers how CFOs can best manoeuvre into position.

Being mindful

Mindfulness isn’t just about meditation, for a finance director it can improve your life through increasing performance, focus and achievement, says Kevin O’Boyle.

Don't waste your time

Time is a valuable thing, but many waste it without even noticing. Rachel Maguire offers tips on how to spend it wisely in meetings.

Finding your voice

Lynn Scott outlines the best ways to tackle having difficult conversations at work.

Recession-proofing your career

With the current uncertain economic climate weighing heavy on some people’s minds, David Adams explores how to protect your senior finance career and ensure your future prospects remain bright.

Take a little pizza advice

What can finance professionals learn from the world’s best pizza restaurant? Andy Shambrook shares a few slices of wisdom.

Facing the changes

Increased regulation and advances in technology are creating more work for non-executive directors. Six NEDs talk about their varied roles.

Executive coaching

Coaching can be highly successful in aiding an executive’s development, but it might not always be the best solution. Konstantin Korotov talks through the pitfalls.

Busy business

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but Andy Shambrook thinks this may not be the case.

Give and take

Negotiating is a crucial skill in the world of finance. Carol McLachlan shares the science, and art, of being a powerful negotiator.

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