Author Archives: Gordon Berry

You are only ever one thought away from happiness

The most stressful month in the calendar for Accountants has now passed.   It is time to take stock so that it doesn’t have to be that way again in the future.   The stressed accountant   A major piece of research published in 2022 by caba, an ICAEW charity, found that more than half […]

How can I motivate my employees?

After speaking at the Accountingweb LIVE event in December 2021 I was asked to write a few words regarding the observations I made, about what is important to employees and how it can help employers to motivate their people by understanding Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who in 1943 published […]

Happiness is an Inside Job

Mental Health and Employee Wellness

I was delighted to have the opportunity to be a speaker on Mental Health and Employee Wellness at the recent Accountex London event in May 2022 and indeed before that at Accountingweb LIVE  back in December 2021.   This is a subject that is important to me and I will shortly explain why, but in truth […]

The best tool to help you build a successful and fulfilling business is your mind

Accountex is a fantastic opportunity to hear lots of perspectives on running your accounting firm better. To learn how to leverage technology, increase productivity, hone your systems. But how often are you considering your mental wellbeing as a system for a stronger, more powerful business?   Self care isn’t just a zeitgeisty buzzword, it’s good […]

Casting spells – why goal setting often fails

As we start a new year everyone encourages us to be goal setting. Creating targets for how we would like things to be in our businesses or careers, and that is a good thing. But that is only the first step in the process. Sadly, having set our sights on what would make us happy, […]

Employee Wellbeing: why it’s so important and how can I support it?

The subject of mental health is getting more attention than ever these days. It’s frequently mentioned in news headlines, usually within the context of how we’re not doing enough for it: not enough funding, not enough resources, not enough care. After all the events of 2020, employee wellbeing in particular has become a vital issue, […]

Seven tips to have a better day

improve mental wellbeing

We could all do with some helpful tips for a better day and improve mental wellbeing as a whole. Taking care of your mental wellbeing is an important concern in everyone’s life but, too often, it gets shoved aside by other tasks on our to-do lists. There’s always another meeting to get to, another call […]

Events aren’t over! Catch up with friends in person and drive business development at Armadillo Live

Fancy getting dressed up for a real in-person event? And when we say dressed up, we mean paying attention to more than just the desktop level half of our bodies. Imagine that!?   After this protracted period of lockdown and remote working, we wouldn’t blame you for being all zoomed out. Which is why we’re […]