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Jan 24 2020

Holiday Exercise Streak 2019

2020-01-24T15:14:05-06:00January 24th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog|

Today we celebrate all of our friends who participated in the 2019 Holiday Exercise Streak! We had record-breaking participation this year, with over 200 registrants. Thank you for making this a truly special holiday tradition and we hope to see you all again next year!

Jan 15 2020

Staging Your Firm for Your Best Years Yet

2020-01-15T07:34:42-06:00January 15th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Succession|

Happy New Year, and New Decade! We are looking forward to a fresh start and the opportunity to envision what possibilities the next ten years will deliver. We believe this decade will be pivotal in the way that firms operate their practice, manage their talent and serve clients. It’s understandable to have twinges of overwhelm [...]

Dec 18 2019

A Time of Hopeful Anticipation

2019-12-18T11:44:09-06:00December 18th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Blog|

The holiday season is a time of reflection and an opportunity to look back on all that has happened this past year. We also celebrate with family and friends and experience the joy of each other’s presence. This holiday season, I can’t help but reflect on 2019 and consider the entire decade that is coming [...]

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 [...]

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