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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.

7½ soft skills to success

Angus Farr details the 7½ soft skills all accountants need in order to succeed and practical examples to follow.

Emotional intelligence

Philip Gimmack argues that emotional intelligence is a crucial ingredient to personal and business success, while James A Runde explains how it can transform your career.

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.

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