In a tough financial climate where there's fierce competition for work, making yourself stand out from the crowd is essential to achieving commercial and career success, according to personal b


With many practices feeling the effects of the recession, now is the time for teams to pull together, but how do you gather the troops and motivate them when resources are scare?

Roland Seddon, regional director at Hays Senior Finance, offers advice on how accountants can progress their careers during the downturn.

Guidance is provided to the members of most professional accountancy institutes regarding the Continued Professional Development.


A Guru was once cynically described as an expert who had reached the age of 50 without being found out.

Title:The Management Task ' 3rd edition
Author: Rob Dixon
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann
ISBN: 0 7506 5985 8
Price: £19.99
Reviewer: Jo Lamb-White

Title: The Facilitator's Toolkit (Second Edition)
Authors: Maggie Havergal and John Edmonstone
Publisher: Gower
ISBN: 0-566-08565-8
Price: £75.00

The Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) has announced it is to extend its account monitoring selection criteria to include companies providing services to the sectors it has previously targeted

Title: The Art of Intrusion, The Real Stories behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
Authors: Kevin D Mitnick & William L Simon

Title: The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching:50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets
Editors: Howard Morgan, Phil Harkins and Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN: 0-471-70546-2