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How women can close the leadership gender gap

Ambitious women face many hurdles, but these can be overcome in the search for a place at the top table.  The issues of gender discrimination in the workforce and the gender pay gap are subject to increasing analysis – and rightly so. Given the amount of catching up to do, the equalisation of gender at… Read More How women can close the leadership gender gap

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How tech can streamline your accountancy business

By Anthony Harrington If used correctly, massive advances in smartphone and app technology allow accountancy firms to become more streamlined, finds Anthony Harrington. If you remove all the technical skills and compliance issues, running an accountancy practice has a lot in common with any service-oriented operation. It all boils down to two major goals: making… Read More How tech can streamline your accountancy business

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Why trust matters

By Garry Shilson-Josling In a world of global distrust, where are the true believers? The urgent need to share the benefits of reform shines through in economic reports from both sides of the Tasman. If there’s one thing economists and policy-makers agree on, it’s that rising living standards eventually depend on productivity growth. Since the 1980s,… Read More Why trust matters

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8 insights to shape business strategy

By Alistair Hoffert It’s impossible for anyone today to give a precise vision of how the next ten − much less five − years will unfold in the field of AI. That’s not to say that it’s impossible to make broad predictions about AI’s impact in the coming years and decades. Our aim here is… Read More 8 insights to shape business strategy

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The path to leadership

To succeed as a true leader, one must embody a set of core traits and behaviours which can be developed through self-awareness and a willingness to grow. It was Mahatma Gandhi who said: “A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create”. This is worth… Read More The path to leadership

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How to do the right thing even if no one is watching

By Michael McMillan The American author and philosopher Aldo Leopold once said: “Ethical behaviour is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal.” This quote raises an important question: why should we do anything, let alone the right thing, if what we are being… Read More How to do the right thing even if no one is watching