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Sep 20 2019

Debunking Myths About Remote Work

2019-11-01T16:11:30-06:00September 20th, 2019|Anytime Anywhere Work™|

“We can’t hire a remote employee because of XYZ (insert your concern here).” We’ve heard every objection possible to keep firms from hiring their first remote employee, expanding access to remote work options, or keeping a valued employee who moves away by providing them a remote work role. At the same time, employees crave more [...]

Sep 13 2019

Solve Your Capacity Challenges with Non-Traditional Hires

2019-11-01T16:14:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote is often attributed to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. We know this to be far from that truth and that new inventions are happening all the time and at a faster pace than ever. Just look at our cars, [...]

Sep 9 2019

Working Through Complacency

2019-10-10T11:41:44-06:00September 9th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Perhaps you’d like to hear a familiar story?  Once upon a time following April 15th, I committed to delivering my extended client tax returns this summer rather than enduring another stressful busy season in September and October.  I also started a home improvement project and a summer exercise program with whole-hearted enthusiasm.  So how am I [...]

Aug 23 2019

Creating a Learning Culture

2019-11-01T17:29:50-06:00August 23rd, 2019|Leadership|

We’re in the knowledge business, and those firms that do the best job of imparting knowledge, developing skills, and building future capacity have the best prospects for long-term success and competitive advantage. In this blog, we’ll explore ideas to help you enhance your firm’s learning culture and make a commitment to life-long learning.  What is [...]

Aug 16 2019

Strategies for “Giving In” To Change

2019-11-13T12:04:42-06:00August 16th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Change is hard.  But it’s all over us!  In our nation’s demographics, succession, mergers, technology and turnover, we’re experiencing change at a faster pace than ever before. As firm leaders, we must keep up to sustain our firms and ensure that they are attractive to NextGen clients and team members.  All too often, we see firms putting off needed changes for a variety of [...]

Aug 7 2019

National Crisis and Team and Client Support

2019-11-01T16:21:17-06:00August 7th, 2019|Leadership|

As I sat down to write my blog today, I am keenly aware of how the recent national crisis in El Paso, Texas will dominate conversations in offices all over the country, or even all over the world. Texas Governor Abbot stated, “We must unite.” The El Paso Mayor Dee Margo announced, “We will not [...]

Jul 31 2019

Breakthrough Your Conflict Barriers

2019-07-31T16:05:46-06:00July 31st, 2019|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

Whether it is owner disagreements, performance issues, client concerns, or competitive situations, our professional lives are filled with potential conflict. But given the choice, most will shy away or ignore conflict rather than deal with it. Why? Maybe because conflict isn’t fun – or even comfortable – and we’re not very sure we’ll handle it [...]

Jul 17 2019

Subordinate Your Self-Interest through Submission

2019-07-17T12:44:28-06:00July 17th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

Over the last year I’ve been practicing a new kind of yoga called Yin, a slow and quiet practice that involves holding postures for extended periods of time. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the body, and the physical benefits include increased muscle release and mobility of the joints. Rather than striving and working, [...]

Jul 10 2019

Mindset: A Shackle or Key to Success?

2019-11-01T16:25:47-06:00July 10th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

For at least 8 or 9 years, I’ve been learning, writing and coaching about goal setting and goal achieving – about what is needed to get the job done and what gets in the way.  Along the way I have discovered and written about these “Goal Setting 101” fundamentals: Goal setting is a Quadrant II [...]

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