Category Archives: Team Development

How do I free up more time in my accountancy firm?

Free up time

When you’re overwhelmed by the daily work and responsibilities of running a firm, you find yourself thinking “If I only had more hours in the day”. How do I free up more time in my accountancy firm? It’s natural to feel that way when you’re head down in the work. But it’s possible you don’t […]

Investing in yourself and your people is key to your success

Like any type of investment, putting time, money, and energy into an employee’s development can be anxiety inducing: will my investment  pay off? Am I making the right decision, for me and for them?    You might even feel so overwhelmed with the daily challenges in your business that you don’t have time to worry […]

Why do small businesses need HR support?

Running a small business can be both demanding and rewarding. From the early days of being a brand-new start-up through to running a thriving well-established business, managing people will always be part and parcel of being a business owner. Whether you have a team of 2 or 20, it is important to get the people […]

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 […]

Running an accountancy firm is hard, but you don’t have to struggle alone

Running an accountancy firm is hard. But you’re not alone. It’s particularly hard in a small firms. And it has grown harder over the past 2 years or so. Remote working has created distance between leaders and their teams; between teammates and between you, your clients and prospects.    As businesses have fought the financial […]

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, […]

You’re invited to Armadillo Live Online

Armadillo Webinar

Join us for a 2 half day virtual event and drive your firm forward   Business development is so often left to the Partners and Directors of a firm, but with the right training and guidance, your whole team can drive your goals. We’re inviting you to Armadillo Live Online a 2 half day virtual event […]

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, […]

I have high staff turnover – where am I going wrong?

staff turnover in accounting firm

 You’re giving your all to your business – long hours, sleepless nights, piling your plate with more than you can handle – and one of the many components taking up your time is hiring. You’re caught in a cycle of staff turnover in your accounting firm. Interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and then starting all over again […]

What if I invest in my employees’ development and then they leave?

Investment in employees

Investment in employees, like any type of investment (time, money, and energy) into an employee’s development can be anxiety inducing: Will my Investment in employees pay off and reduce staff turnover? Am I making the right decision, for me and for them?    You might even feel so overwhelmed with the daily challenges in your […]