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.
Big Four firm Deloitte has announced its investment in blockchain start-up SETL as well as a partnership with VTC Group
Clients and business advisers can now connect to small businesses through a Facebook Messenger chatbot service, provided by Xero
It has been another glittering night in the accountancy calendar. A range of practices big and small, plus outstanding individuals, have been rewarded for their efforts in the British Accountancy Awards 2016
Making Tax Digital responses to the consultations expected in January 2017