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Unpacking leadership challenges in professional service firms [Podcast episode]

Katie and Rob, the host of Accounting Influencers, discuss the challenges faced by professional services firms and their leaders and how coaching, consultancy and leadership development can help in overcoming these challenges. Katie talks about common problems she sees firms face, including: recruiting and retaining top talent; adapting to the hybrid work model; staying ahead […]

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What to do when you don’t get credit for your ideas

In today’s modern workplace, feedback and idea sharing are highly encouraged, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Employees are actively encouraged to participate in staff surveys to provide valuable insights to enhance the organisation. However, I spoke to someone recently who expressed their frustration: within their company, suggestions are submitted anonymously. This makes it challenging

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How can I have a great career if I don’t want to lead?

Recently, I received a thought-provoking question from a reader who finds themselves at a crossroads in their career. They currently lead a team, enjoying the aspects of mentorship, fostering a positive culture, and building relationships. Now, however, they’re starting to miss having direct responsibility for the work. The question “How can I progress in my

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How can hybrid leaders stop themselves favouring workers based in the office?

What happens when, as a leader of a hybrid team, you find it hard to dish out work equally?  Leaders often fall into a pattern of assigning high-stakes work to those in the office, because it’s more convenient to share contextual information and foster a deeper connection with those workers. There can also be a

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When you’re in the C-suite but feel uncertainty around career progression and what comes next

When you climb the career ladder, there’s a suggestion that achieving a C-suite position is the end of the line. There you will stay, happy in your seniority, for the rest of your career. But as you’re likely to be ambitious to have reached the C-Suite in the first place, then just stopping feels wrong.

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