Embracing teamwork and overcoming self-doubt

Steve Bicknell, FCMA, CGMA

Each week, we delve into the recent reading lists of finance professionals around the world. This week, we hear from Steve Bicknell, FCMA, CGMA, financial director at SCA Group, a multi-sector facility services company based in Dorset, in the South West of England. Here’s what’s resonating with him:

  • 4 Thoughts You Need to Overcome to Be Successful”: Everyone has doubts about their abilities from time to time, or they have an intense fear of failure. Overcoming internal objections can be the difference between confidently finishing a project and meekly giving in. Victor Tan goes through some of the self-doubts.

  • 6 Key Benefits of Teamwork”: Duncan Brodie, FCMA, CGMA, reminds us of the value of teamwork – first for the creativity that comes from having a strong team come together to generate ideas. Among other benefits, he highlights how top-notch teams are regarded for their camaraderie.

  • 7 Blogging Ideas for When You’re Stuck, Tired, and Can’t Write a Thing”: Bicknell is a firm believer that blogging is important for business as well as for building a personal brand. The advice of author Cynthia Dora includes several ways to escape a writing rut.

  • Why Accountants Need to Get a Grip on Blockchain”: The decentralised ledger system known as blockchain may seem confusing, but to Bicknell, it’s “fascinating”. Accountants should be ready for the changes and opportunities that blockchain will bring.