Steve Bicknell, FCMA, CGMA

Embracing teamwork and overcoming self-doubt


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.