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There Is No Leadership Without Passion

Would you believe that management experts have identified 50 qualities they believe are important in a leader? It is unlikely that any one person would have all of these, but there are seven attributes that are commonly discussed when the question of leadership arises. We considered these seven attributes in the context of inspiring people to provide quality service and found three that we believe are essential. We should clarify here that a leader can also be a manager, but

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Retaining Good Staff a Major Challenge for Modern Business

Running a successful and growing business in today’s economic climate is challenging for both owners and managers. There is a myriad of legislative requirements to address; sophisticated financial management is needed to keep costs under control, and keeping up with software, social media and internet changes is a constant struggle. On top of all that, business managers must also find good staff with the attributes the business needs, then work hard to retain them. Employees these days are looking for

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How Secure Is Confidential Information You Have Given Others?

At first glance, the concepts of open communication and confidentiality may seem at odds with each other. Communication requires a free exchange of ideas and conversation, while confidentiality by its very nature is a closed environment. However, the two can comfortably co-exist and in many situations, this is essential. A successful and healthy business relationship, for example, requires both. How do we know this? We are Charter Partners, a group of accountants and business advisors that has worked hard at

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Trust Can Be A Powerful Ally In Business

11/09/2015 by Charlotte Pegues One of the advantages business owners enjoy is the ability to make their own decisions. They express their creativity through the type of business they have chosen and the way they manage the day to day operations. The negative side to this equation is the personal responsibility they bear and the knowledge that ultimately, the success or failure of the business is in their hands. Build Networks of Trustworthy Support The support of a strong and

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Are You Gambling With The Long-Term Success Of Your Business?

For most of us, health, loved ones, finances and our careers are at the top of our “life’s most important priorities” list. We trust our doctors and health carers with our wellbeing, and we strive to succeed at work, so why would we leave our finances in the hands of strangers without checking their background and reputation? Established History and Proven Reputation are Excellent Indicators Business owners are particularly vulnerable in this regard. Choosing an accounting company to assist with

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Too Busy Working In Your Business To Plan For The Future?

Business owners are often advised to “work on their business and not in it” if they want to grow their profit and develop their people. Owners know that to do this they need to spend more time analysing and planning and less time on operational issues, but still find that they are doing tasks others could do. This leaves them little time to step back and take a long-term view of the future of their business. There are many reasons

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