April 10, 2019

Why finance transformations rarely ‘complete'

After years of being seen as ‘back-office’, research and market insights clearly mandate that ‘Finance needs to be the leader of delivering the strategic objectives of the organisation.’ When statements like those are made...

December 13, 2018

Warming the bench is awful. It had never really happened to me throughout my netball ‘career’ until one year it did. It was in one of the highest state league teams I played in and to be honest, I don’t really know how it happened. I remember being in peak physical con...

November 15, 2018

I am just off the back of an 8 week period of speaking and running workshops around Australia for the 2018 CPA Congress event. It was a wonderful event, full of brilliant speakers, thought leaders, academics and professionals brought together through an inspired agenda...

November 8, 2018

Preparation is one of the key ingredients to success. This is not a new idea - just ask anyone who has lost a bunch of weight and they will say without fail, ‘planning and meal preparation’. So why do we find it so hard to perform the act of preparation? Why do we let...

October 24, 2018

We are constantly looking for ways to improve team performance so it would be inaccurate and unfair to suggest that you hadn’t already tried. But the ongoing fact remains is that they need to continue to lift. The question is how do you come up with different ways to l...

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 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...

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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