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Beyond Blockchain

Blockchain might be the trend du jour, but it is just one part of the distributed ledger  technology revolution. I am going to be completely honest: I am not a blockchain expert. But I do have a strong interest in how blockchain technology is going to change our profession.In 2017, I joined a MeetUp group – Blockchain… Read More Beyond Blockchain

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Effective board leadership

Board leadership requires decisiveness and emotional intelligence, particularly when the company in question is in the eye of a storm. There has never been a greater focus on boards and the critical role the board plays in the stewardship of an organisation and ensuring a sustainable future for its shareholders and stakeholders. The launch in… Read More Effective board leadership

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Turning international expansion into a success story

If your company is considering expanding overseas, there are three critical issues to address. Expansion can be an attractive strategic option for businesses, whether mature or start-up, and there is significant motivation for both investors and businesses that are willing to accept the capital opportunities that exist. This willingness must include openness to the impact… Read More Turning international expansion into a success story

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Conducting your career audit

If you want a change in your career this year, it’s best to first take stock of where you are before you can figure out where you want to go. According to recent figures from survey of registered attendees to a November Jobs Expo, 45% of respondents are employed but unhappy and looking to change roles.… Read More Conducting your career audit

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Are accountants ethically aware?

A new research project has uncovered the extent to which professional accountants are exposed to unethical activity. The question of ethical or moral awareness of professionals is an important one, given that such awareness opens the door to ethical decision-making. Decisions made by accountants and other professionals are frequently made on a morally blind basis… Read More Are accountants ethically aware?

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Executing your vision in volatile times

Many leaders struggle to adjust and align in knotty situations, but it is possible to lead with clarity in a VUCA world. We are in a VUCA world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Technologically, economically, politically, environmentally and socially, the sands are shifting beneath our feet. Change is now no longer confined to organisations: it… Read More Executing your vision in volatile times