A survey from the Institute of Directors, Asserting Board Effectiveness, reveals that nearly as many directors use independent coaches for developing their personal skills, as those who rely on mentoring from their colleagues.
Richard Joyce, IoD’s head of director development said: “This is a major shift in attitude towards personal development. More and more they seem to be opting for an independent and objective view. In particular, today’s board directors are concentrating on developing their leadership skills.”
An IoD survey last year found that leadership was considered to be just as important as strategic awareness. This is a marked difference from previous years where qualities such as ambition, drive and enthusiasm were considered to be the most relevant personal skills.
The drive towards a fully digital tax regime is an admirable one, but mandation is simply wrong, according to one of the UK's most senior tax technology practitioners - Paul Aplin
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont
Xero unveiled its expanded global partner programme at Xerocon South, the accounting technology conference in Australasia