There are four distinct phases in the negotiation process, each one with its own unique pitfalls and opportunities. Negotiation is a central feature of day-to-day living. Whether it’s negotiating your fee for client services, manoeuvring through the maze emanating from the Brexit vote, or agreeing on who is responsible for cooking the dinner this evening… Read More The art of effective negotiation
Being a people-pleaser and being an effective team player are two very different things. Does your office have a people-pleaser? The person who just can’t say no? Every office has one and regardless of how often they say yes, they will rarely be appreciated for their efforts. People-pleasers yearn for attention, external validation and the… Read More How to stop being a people-pleaser
Meet four partners who are illustrative of the sometimes rapid ascent that young CPAs can make. Jeremy Chan finds out how they take charge of their careers and their teams at under 35. “In this industry, there is no quick way,” says 35-yearold Wilfred Lee, Partner at Deloitte, when asked about his journey to partnership.… Read More The best and the brightest
By Thea O’Connor Business as usual is giving way to constant change. Can the human brain adapt to accept relentless change as the new normal? When organisational change consultant Michelle Gibbings worked in the corporate sector in 2014, a restructure every three years was typical. “In some sectors today, they are happening every year,” she… Read More Is too much change too much?
By Andrea Murad It’s a potentially dangerous topic at the dinner table, but about the water cooler? We examine talking politics at work. Politics may be an appropriate topic depending on the nature of your work, but even so, whether you’re figuring out political risk for a transaction or chatting with colleagues during lunch, you… Read More Do you talk politics at work?
Shirley Xie has gone from audit partner to PwC China and Hong Kong’s first female Consulting Leader. She tells Kate Whitehead how her skills as a CPA allow her to help businesses navigate disruption. Shirley Xie relocated from Hong Kong to Shanghai to work in China’s newly emerging private equity business in 2005. Buoyed by… Read More Changing the game