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Growth Spurt February 2019: Leadership Resilience

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 26 February 2019 Key focus: Leadership resilience strategies: how to 100% guarantee success… Read More

ACCA Platinum Approved Employer Status

We’re delighted to announce that Dafferns have been awarded Platinum Approved Employer Status with ACCA – the highest level achievable. The ACCA Approved Employer programme recognises employers’ high standards of staff training and development. As a platinum-level Approved Employer, Dafferns had to meet a set of training and development standards that denote a high level… Read More

Growth Spurt November 2018: avoiding change fatigue

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 20 November 2018 Key focus: How to avoid change fatigue and make your… Read More

Growth Spurt September 2018: the agile leader

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 11 September 2018 Key focus: How to build agility into your day-to-day role… Read More

Growth Spurt June 2018: unlocking value

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 12 June 2018 Key focus: Unlocking the value in your business and team… Read More

“It’s accrual world but we’re great with figures” – behind the scenes of a first year as a trainee accountant.

My name is Kamila Adam and I am a first year graduate trainee accountant with Dafferns. I went to school in Coventry and did work experience with Dafferns, before graduating with a first-class BSc degree Accounting and Finance from the University of Northampton. Having stayed in touch with me through my university career, Dafferns offered me… Read More

Building a high performing business by bridging the gap between capability and success

If your education is finished, you are finished. – Dr Chris Mason, Founder, Mindshop Continuous improvement is critical when it comes to building business capabilities. While the capabilities a leader needs to learn or refine may be similar each year, leaders need to commit to lifelong learning to master their skills in order to keep… Read More

‘Hints and Tips’ when applying for a professional work experience placement

The post-Christmas period usually sees an influx of work experience requests from both school and university students. Quite often the requests from schools are all seeking a placement for the same week when they run an “enrichment week”. The requests are many and varied in style, ranging from an attempt at a business-like manner to… Read More

Vision Setting

One of the most difficult areas of business and personal development is vision setting. For most people tomorrow’s vision is the same as today, only slightly better. The world is changing so rapidly that more of the same would be wrong. The vision setting process attendees will learn in this workshop draws on a combination… Read More

Time Management

The importance of time management in achieving personal success cannot be over emphasised. The number of books, courses, websites and motivational speakers on the subject bear testimony to the fact that it is one of the most important improvements you can make to your life. We only have 168 hours in a week. How well… Read More

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