August 29, 2018

When performance is measured against expectations

Remember when your parents said, ‘I’m disappointed in you’. How awful did you feel? In a work setting, the equivalent might be being told by your boss, ‘This result isn’t what I expected’. A ball of incompetence falls to...

August 14, 2018

Valuing intangibles is hard

Accountants are required to identify, recognise and value intangibles to be disclosed in financial reports. Subsequently, auditors are required to gather sufficient appropriate audit evidence to support the amounts recognised and disclosed...

July 31, 2018

Often those that end up in business partnering roles are those people who have a strong desire to help others achieve their goals and outcomes - financial or otherwise. This is frequently described as being ‘in service’. 

The challenge that we can face is one that has b...

July 17, 2018

I have been reflecting on several conversations I’ve had over the past few weeks and the way they left me feeling. Of course, the ones that stick out the most in my mind are the ones that left me feeling irritated, frustrated and disappointed. 

When I think back to th...

July 3, 2018

Crunch time is when we compress a lot of hard work into a relatively short amount of time. It’s the classic pressure cooker scenario. Every minute counts.
So during a time where business partner engagement and stakeholder management is critical, teams must be having...

June 19, 2018

One of the biggest challenges I hear from people at 5pm is ‘I've spent all day in meetings and talking with people, now I need to get the work done’. 

This is why conversations aren’t just about talk. What these people really mean, is that in order to deliver on the pro...

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