Those of you who wish to take lessons in the fine art of "winning friends and influencing people", and of building good working relationships with other professional bodies, may be well advised not to follow the example set by Eric Anstee CEO of the ICAEW.
That is if the report in today's Times is anything to go by.
It seems that the ICAEW is now trying to poach other institutes' members. Prompting Charles Tilley, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, to say:
"I question whether it is professional."
Size, in Anstee's view, is everything.
In my view, it is quality not size that matters.
However, the views of the membership of the ICAEW are ignored by the current "leadership"; as such my views, and your views, don't count.