Sort out your workflow in 90 days flat

what is the best antivirus software I have seen many accounting firms struggle to consistently fulfill all of their clients' needs because they simply don't have the capacity to deliver the work. This is fundamentally a workflow problem. Most firms can do much more than they ever thought possible with the resources they have at…

Consistency a key to success

As Australia continue to struggle in the Ashes cricket series in England, former captain and leading batsman Ricky Ponting is the latest to speak out criticising Australia’s rotation policy. Ponting encourages the Australian selectors to give the team’s young batsmen time, allowing them to learn from mistakes. As a young man, he was a beneficiary…

Rewarding professional development

Last week I heard a great idea from one of our members on a webinar. He said that he had read my book, Accountants – The Natural Trusted Advisor, and figured that his entire team would benefit from learning the strategies and ideas I put forward in it. So he issued his team a challenge.…

Success not perfection

This weekend, our local Singers group’s production of Die Fledermaus opened in Maleny. I am singing Alfredo, a love-struck Italian tenor. It is the most challenging operetta we have performed but enormous fun.  On Sunday afternoon, a couple of our principals were a little upset after the show because of minor errors during the singing…

The Fat Rat

My children got three chickens for Christmas last year. They have given them names and love them like domesticated pets. And we’re getting a couple of eggs a day so everyone’s happy. Except the Fat Rat. A week ago, my daughter found the Fat Rat stuck in the chicken wire surrounding the cage. It seems…