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Dec 13 2019

Are Your Talent Resources Spread Too Thin?

2019-12-13T10:30:39-06:00December 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

December is planning season in accounting and consulting firms, a time when we look ahead to “what’s next” in the new year. As you envision the future, we expect that the talent needs of your business will rank high on your priority list.  Specifically, be sure to identify and communicate the top three things you’d [...]

Dec 9 2019

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 2 – Solving the Capacity Problem

2019-12-09T09:40:49-06:00December 9th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

The capacity challenge has been going on since the dawn of time in public accounting, but certainly more-so in the last couple of years. Firms feel understaffed during the high-volume periods. People feel flattened out upon finishing busy seasons, including partners. We feel firms need to stop talking about the capacity problem and start solving [...]

Dec 9 2019

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 1 – The Change Imperative

2019-12-09T09:34:28-06:00December 9th, 2019|Client Retention, Communication, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership, Next Generation|

The amount of change in our profession can be overwhelming at times but it definitely is the word of the hour. Everything feels like it's changing, and every one of us needs to change in a lot of different ways. Thus, we've named this first episode, The Change Imperative. Why is so much change happening? [...]

Dec 4 2019

Seeing Light Behind the Darkness

2019-12-04T10:08:40-06:00December 4th, 2019|Personal Development|

As I drove to my office to find a quiet time to write, I looked to the hills in the distance and saw a double rainbow against the horizon.  It seemed the Universe was sending a message to us all:  Behind the darkest cloud, there is always a rainbow.  That message inspired me to write [...]

Nov 27 2019

Gratitude Will Shift Your Attitude

2019-11-27T09:41:15-06:00November 27th, 2019|Personal Development|

Life is full of ups and downs. It’s who you are in those painful down periods and the steady “middle moments” that truly define the type of leader and example you are for others. To quote my 90-year-old mother, Della Lee, “every day, you get to decide to be happy, sad, mad or glad.” This [...]

Nov 20 2019

On Starting Over

2019-11-20T10:38:14-06:00November 20th, 2019|Personal Development|

I woke up a little heartbroken today. I awoke to the gravity of life-altering decisions that I’ve recently made. It’s hard to say whether those choices are right or wrong and I suppose I will never know. What is clear to me now is that I’m starting over, again. I understand that while there are [...]

Nov 13 2019

What Will Happen to Your Legacy Without Millennials?

2019-11-13T11:26:42-06:00November 13th, 2019|Leadership, Next Generation|

In my last blog, I’m a Millennial and We’re Begging to be Heard, I shared some stories and frustrations from fellow Millennials about their office culture or their bosses. Boy, oh boy! did that open a flood gate from acquaintances, friends, and family members of varying generations. As the comments and discussions increased, I realized [...]

Nov 7 2019

The Power Is in the Ask

2019-11-13T11:51:24-06:00November 7th, 2019|Communication, Leadership|

“The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And, sometimes, when they do.” –Malcolm Forbes, Entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine A client, coachee or prospect would like to learn more about our services and we have an hour scheduled with a ton of ground to cover. How can I ensure we touch on the [...]

Oct 30 2019

The Big Dog Goes Last

2019-11-13T11:58:51-06:00October 30th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Retention Strategies|

If you want to ensure collaboration and buy-in during strategic planning meetings or when you have a big decision to make, it’s imperative that all stakeholders are able to weigh in and be heard. Facilitating these meetings and driving critical decisions can be challenging with diverse personalities, competing self-interests, internal politics, limited time and other [...]

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