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Modern Advisory Skills

Richard Walters January 21, 2020

The accounting world is changing and whereas we used to get away with being trustworthy, technically competent, accurate and timely, it’s just not enough anymore. Clients want us to be: Proactive Understand them, their goals and their business Be in for the long haul Not only that, but we now need to be seen as […]

A Sound Delegation Process

Richard Walters January 14, 2020

Why is delegation so important? Patently, just because we are capable and skilled, we literally cannot do everything ourselves and it’s all too easy to inadvertently become the blockage in the pipe of effective results. Partners do tend to be control freaks and therefore the natural tendency is to micromanage and of course, micromanagement is […]

R and R or Not?

Richard Walters January 7, 2020

When I was a trainee accountant back in the 1970s things were much more about the command structure and in the practice I worked in, partners ruled and senior partners basically did what they wanted. It’s so much better today, well let’s hope so! After an initial spell clearing out the cellar, that progressed onto […]

What Makes You Busy?

Richard Walters December 10, 2019

When planning one’s time and more effective (not efficient) use of it, it’s important to first plan. It’s worth reviewing where you spend your own time now, as in any plan, it’s all about: Where you are now. Where you want to go. How to get there. In terms of your own time, where you […]

Marketing Has to Be Outcome Focused

Richard Walters December 3, 2019

The problem with promotional events is that they can all too easily become a jolly, with little purpose or specific outcomes. When I was in practice, we annually took a small group to England Rugby Union matches at Twickenham and this event was also in danger of this drift in direction. One year I decided […]

Creating a Shift-up for Challenge Culture

Richard Walters November 26, 2019

When planning to use the time you have got more effectively, the most important thing is that your use of time moves you on towards your own goals and objectives, as this is the ultimate litmus test of effectiveness. Given that effectiveness is your ultimate aim, how can you better use that precious commodity of […]