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Effective Feedback

‘Can I give you some feedback?’

How does that phrase make you feel?  For many it’s a sinking feeling.  ‘Oh no – it’s going to be bad news; I’m not going to like what I’m about to hear.’

So often we have bad experiences of receiving feedback.  It shouldn’t be the case though, should it?  Feedback from

2021-05-05T11:47:20+00:00May 5th, 2021|

New ways of working?

There’s a lot of reflection going on right now.  We’ve reached the milestone of one year since the first lockdown.  Lots of looking back but also looking forward.

Most people are very much hoping that we are almost at an end to lockdown restrictions.  But we’re just at the beginning of working out what the new

2021-05-05T11:46:54+00:00April 1st, 2021|

Handling conflict in your remote team

Most of us are incredibly busy with the day job right now.  January is typically heads down in most practices whether its dealing with tax or year end accounts and this year there’s even more to do in helping to support clients dealing with an incredibly challenging business environment.

When we’re busy, most of us become

2021-02-03T15:03:49+00:00February 3rd, 2021|

HELPING CLIENTS WITH BUSINESS PLANNING IN DIFFICULT TIMES

The big picture

Businesses have faced an incredibly challenging six months and the future for some is precarious.  Restrictions are changing on pretty much a weekly basis.  For some the capacity to trade at all, let alone profitably, has been reduced dramatically. The announcement of last week’s winter economy plan will be a game changer for

2020-11-03T14:24:27+00:00October 1st, 2020|

New Kids on the Block (or not!)

How to get new joiners off to the best possible start when working remotely.

As Autumn approaches, many firms will be set to welcome their new joiners.  Induction will vary from firm to firm – but typically some students would have spent their first weeks at college, some might have had some time in the office

2020-08-31T09:19:11+00:00August 31st, 2020|

Professional Scepticism – Easier Said than Done?!

A number of the auditing ‘scandals’ that have hit the press in recent months (in particular those concerning Carillion and BHS) have reopened the debate on whether auditors exhibit real professional scepticism.

Although auditing standards require it, it is not particularly well defined and therefore a tough nut to crack. On recent Insight Training courses, we

2019-01-28T15:10:25+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Developing Personal Effectiveness

How can you develop your effectiveness in the workplace?  This highly interactive workshop will take you through a series of practical exercises and case studies which will help you to focus on your strengths and develop strategies to overcome areas of weakness.  Learn how to manage your time more effectively by

2018-09-24T14:34:46+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Working Collaboratively

This highly practical workshop focuses on team roles and development, influencing others, managing conflict, effective collaboration and assertive behaviour. We ran this workshop for the graduate intake of an international bank. Delegates were beginning their second year of work and the purpose was to develop their personal

2018-09-24T14:05:18+00:00May 18th, 2015|

Effective Presentation Skills

This workshop focuses on the key skills needed to present with impact. It looks at the structure of presentations, content and visual aids, body language, vocal techniques, dealing with nerves and handling difficult questions. Delegates practise delivering short presentations and are given individual feedback.

2018-09-24T14:07:37+00:00May 18th, 2015|
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