Episode 65: Douglas Aitken Resources


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There are a few landmark moments in the life and journey of every business, and we’ve just experienced one of those at Remarkable Practice. I'm proud to welcome Douglas Aitken as a fellow shareholder and director of the business and, because of that landmark moment, it feels appropriate that we bring Douglas onto the humanisethenumbers.online podcast so that you have the opportunity to hear about some of the deep insights that he is acquiring by working with firms and leadership teams just like yours.

This podcast provides a framework for Douglas and me to chew the fat and unpack some joint insights which have had a profound impact on us, and which we think could do the same for you, enabling us all to transform the numbers that matter so that we can enjoy and feel pride in our work and achieve greater profit and capital value growth.

So if you are up for listening to Douglas and me having a little bit of conflict, uncovering and unpacking a few insights on how to build deeper, stronger connections with your team so that they stay with you and enable you to earn the right to recruit more high-quality people and more high-value clients, then this 60-minute podcast will be time well spent.

Go to www.humanisethenumbers.online or to your favourite podcast platform to listen in. Everything we do is about sharing knowledge, building that knowledge into skill and developing the skill into the habits that ultimately help you transform your results. I think you'll find this podcast of great interest and practical value, as it includes a discussion around some very simple core questioning and listening skills.

I hope you find this as interesting as I did. Enjoy the podcast.

Tweets For This Episode 

1. Listen to this fascinating Humanise The Numbers podcast with Doug and me, where we share some of the insights we have learnt working with ambitious accountants.


2. Listen to this podcast discussion with Douglas Aitken as we discuss the importance of helping ambitious accountants humanise their numbers by being a team-led, not a client-led, firm.


3. How important to the success of your firm are your team? How do you keep great team members and recruit more people like them? Listen in on this podcast as Doug and I discuss this and other key issues.


LinkedIn Posts For This Episode

1. In this review I'll be sharing the highlights of a fascinating discussion with my friend, and now fellow shareholder and director of Remarkable Practice, Douglas Aitken. We discuss many of the things we have learnt from years of working with ambitious accountants, including one of the biggest issues facing accountants right now:  team retention and recruitment. Listen in to our podcast...


2. Listen to this podcast discussion with Douglas Aitken of Remarkable Practice on the importance of being a team-led, rather than a client-led, firm and why building a sense of safety, fairness and camaradie within your team can ensure that you recruit and retain the right people.


3. Listen to this Humanise The Numbers Podcast with Douglas Aitken, who has recently become a shareholder and director at Remarkable Practice. Doug and I discuss the vital importance of establishing your firm's core purpose, values and behavioural standards, and why having these in place means that you can move forward with the strategic objectives of your firm. Listen to us discuss the human side of managing your firm, the importance of belonging cues and safety to your team and why, for your firm to succeed, you must be totally committed to their future.


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