Many accountants assume non-technical skills can be developed on the job but is this really the case? Mark Lee makes a case for soft skills training.
Most accountants are justly proud of their technical skills. It is also common to find that firms rarely invest time and money in ensuring that partners and prospective partners have all the business skills they require to be profitable in the short-term and valuable in the longer term.
All too often practices merely pay lip service to the development of non-technical skills and yet there are few accountants whose success is solely dependent upon their technical skills. I know that my own career success owes more to the development of non-technical skills than it does to my knowledge and application of tax law.
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